How to Detect Who Deleted a File on Your SharePoint

Here is quick how to detect who has deleted a file in your SharePoint server.

  1. Navigate to Site Settings → Site Collection Administration → Site collection features → Choose “Reporting” → Press “Activate”.
  2. Navigate to Site Settings → Site Collection Administration → Site collection audit settings → Mark “Deleting or restoring items” → Click “OK”.
  3. Navigate to Site Settings → Site Collection Administration → Audit log reports → Deletions → Open the generated report in Microsoft Excel.

It is always good idea to have auditing features on so you can quickly react to any good or bad changes caused by user or malware.

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