Friday, May 1, 2020

How to Restore Files in Google Drive

Twice this afternoon I had people ask me about restoring files that were deleted from either Google Classroom or from Google Drive. If you've accidentally deleted a file or folder in your Google Drive, there is a good chance that you can get it back. If you've accidentally deleted an assignment from Google Classroom, you're kind of out of luck.

To restore a file or folder in Google Drive go into the trash folder in your Google Drive then right-click on the file or folder name and click "restore." Your file or folder should then reappear in your Google Drive homepage. The video below shows you how this work.


If you have accidentally deleted an assignment from Google Classroom, it's gone along with any record of students turning in anything related to that assignment. However, all is not lost because depending upon the assignment type, your students should still have a copy of their original work in their Google Drives.