Microsoft might reportedly add a file restoring feature to OneDrive, quite possibly in the next couple of weeks. Dubbed "Files Restore", this will possibly be a welcome addition for plenty of users of the file-hosting service, as it will enable them to restore their files from any point in the past.
Apparently, Stephen L Rose, Senior Product Manager for OneDrive For Business revealed Files Restore in a presentation at the SharePoint Saturday San Diego (SPSSD). As such, it is unclear at the moment whether the feature will be available for all OneDrive users, or only OneDrive for Business. In any case, Ryan Schouten, a SharePoint MVP, made the expected arrival of the upcoming feature public knowledge yesterday.
The ability to restore files from ''any point you want'' will possibly be an exciting new addition for many users. In fact, it might even offer encouragement to store more sensitive data online, as rolling back the service to an earlier date will enable users to avoid accidental data loss. Moreover, it will help provide protection against Ransomware attacks, as noted by Schouten.
As of yet, no official date for the upcoming feature has been noted. However, going by Schouten's words, it might be arriving before the end of this month.