Video recycle bin for Stream administrator

When videos are deleted in Microsoft Stream they go into a 30 day recycle bin.

The video recycle bin allows users to restore videos if they were accidently deleted or to permanently delete videos already in the recycle bin before the 30 day limit. If no action is taken 30 days after videos are deleted they will automatically be purged from the recycle bin and permanently deleted.

As a Stream admin you can access the video recycle bin for all deleted videos across Stream and either restore a video or permanently delete a video on behalf of users. Videos in the recycle bin still count toward your video storage quota. Only when a video is permanently deleted will it no longer consume storage quota.

You need to be a Stream admin to access the admin video recycle bin.

Recover or delete a user's deleted video from the admin recycle bin

  1. To get to the admin video recycle bin in Stream, go to Settings Settings icon > Admin settings

    Settings menu to get to stream admin

  2. Click the Recycle bin menu tab

    Admin video recycle bin list

  3. Click the Restore icon restore icon to restore a video and undelete it.

    When a video is restored from the recycle bin its permissions, links to groups, and channels, and information about the video will be restored as well.

  4. Or click the Delete icon restore icon to remove the video from the recycle bin and permanently delete it.

See how much storage is being used by the video recycle bin

When videos are deleted and put into the 30 day video recycle bin those videos still count toward your Stream video storage quota. Only when a video is permanently deleted will it no longer consume storage quota.

You can see how much of your storage quota is consumed by the video recycle bin from the Stream admin usage details page.

  1. Go to Settings Settings icon > Admin settings

  2. Click on Usage details menu tab. The percentage of your total storage used by the video recycle bin is listed here.

  3. If you click Manage recycle bin it will take you to the admin video recycle bin discussed above, where you can restore or delete videos in the recycle bin.

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