Drive and Docs-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides Basics

Visit the "Using Google Apps" page at for more information on the following:

  • Interactive tour
  • Docs basics
  • Sheets basics
  • Slides basics
  • Share and collaborate
  • Access and organize
  • Download your files to your computer or external drive

Restore a File on Drive

To restore a file that was deleted from Drive, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into Google Drive.
  2. Check for the file in Trash and All Items:
  3. Do one of the following:
    • File is in the Trash, restore it. 
    • File was stored in a shared folder, the share owner should log into Google Drive and restore the file or move the file back to the shared folder.
    • File is not found and it was purged from the Trash within the past 25 days, email with the file name and date it was purged.

Need Help?

Contact the Help Center
Phone: 412-268-HELP (4357)