Accessing a Deleted Users OneDrive

When a user’s account is deleted in Microsoft 365, their manager receives an email notifying them that their OneDrive folder, along with everything else, will be permanently deleted after 30 days. 

You can delegate access to the deleted users OneDrive to another person by following the steps below:  

  1. Install the SharePoint Online Management Shell

  2. Using PowerShell, connect to the SharePoint Online tenancy:

Connect-SPOService -Url
  1. Delegate access to the deleted users OneDrive. In this example, we will grant Bob Barker access to Alice Jones’ OneDrive:

Set-SPOUser -Site -LoginName -IsSiteCollectionAdmin $True