Step 1: Check the Deleted Items Folder
The first place to look for your deleted tasks and lists is the Deleted Items folder. To access this folder, go to the left pane of the Microsoft To Do app and click on the three horizontal lines. From there, click on the Deleted Items option. If you find your deleted tasks or lists, right-click on them and select Restore.
Step 2: Check the Archive Folder
If you cannot find your deleted tasks or lists in the Deleted Items folder, the next place to check is the Archive folder. To access this folder, click on the three horizontal lines in the left pane and select Archive. If you find your deleted tasks or lists, right-click on them and select Restore.
Step 3: Restore from OneDrive
If your deleted items are not in either the Deleted Items or Archive folders, it may be possible to restore them from OneDrive. Microsoft To Do automatically syncs your data with OneDrive, so if you have previously backed up your data, you can restore it from there. To do this, go to the OneDrive website and sign in with your Microsoft account. From there, navigate to the Microsoft To Do folder and look for the deleted tasks or lists. Right-click on them and select Restore.
Step 4: Contact Microsoft Support
If you have tried all the above steps and still cannot find your deleted tasks or lists, it may be time to contact Microsoft Support. They may be able to help you recover your lost data.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I recover a task or list that was deleted a long time ago?
A: It depends on how long ago the task or list was deleted. Microsoft To Do automatically deletes items from the Deleted Items folder after 30 days, so if it has been longer than that, it may not be possible to recover the data.
Q: Can I recover a task or list that was deleted from the Archive folder?
A: Yes, you can recover items from the Archive folder by right-clicking on them and selecting Restore.
Q: Can I recover a task or list that was deleted from the mobile app?
A: Yes, you can follow the same steps as above to recover deleted tasks and lists from the mobile app.
Losing important data can be frustrating, but with Microsoft To Do, there are several ways to restore your deleted tasks and lists. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can recover your lost data in no time. Remember to regularly back up your data to OneDrive to prevent data loss in the future.