Retrieve Recycle Bin Items Using Different Filters Condition & Restore Them Using PNP PowerShell
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Retrieve Recycle Bin Items Using Different Filters Condition & Restore Them Using PNP PowerShell

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In this blog, we will learn how to get number of items present in recycle bin and apply different filter conditions on it. We will also see how to restore the items to its previous location.

Steps:

  1. First we need to connect site. We can do this following below command

Open SharePoint Online Management Shell as administrator and add
Connect- PnPOnline – Url $siteURL #Executing this line will ask for credentials. Provide use name and password to connect.

2. To get all items count present in recyclebin use below commands

(Get-PnPRecycleBinItem).count

3. To apply different filter conditions, follow below commands

A. Retrieve items from recycle bin applying filter conditions on Users

We will apply filter on the user who deleted the items added it to the first-stage recycle bin through user email address.

Get-PnPRecycleBinItem- FirstStage | ?DeletedByEmail -eq ‘user@domain.com’

B. Retrieve items from recyclebin applying filter conditions on file extensions

Get-PnPRecycleBinItem -FirstStage | ? LeafName -like ‘*.docx’

C. Retrieve items from recyclebin applying filter conditions on item title

Get-PnPRecycleBinItem | ? Title -Like ‘*DemoBook*’ | ft

4. Apply restore to items retrieved through filter conditions items title contain

               Get-PnPRecycleBinItem -firststage | ? {($_.DeletedDate -gt $restoreDate) -and ($_.Title  -Like ‘*DemoBook*’)} | Restore-PnpRecycleBinItem -Force

Img 1. Applying restore command

Img 2. Before applying restore command

Img 3. After apply restore command

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Author: Softree Technology

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