Let’s say you have accidentally deleted a file and you need to get it back. You’re new to SharePoint 2013, and in 2010, it was easy to get to, there at the bottom of the page on the left, but now it’s not there.
Have no fear, you can still use it to restore your files. As a Site Collection Administrator, just login and go to Site Actions/Site Settings/Site Collection Administration. One of the items should be ‘Recycle Bin’. Click on that link and go to the file or files you need to restore. Select it with the checkbox to the left, and at the top of the list, click on ‘Restore Selection’.
That’s all there is to it!
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