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Configure Auditing & Reporting for one drive for business

First thing you need to know that the Auditing and Reporting is not enabled by default

The below article will help you to enable both features on your One drive for business

What we will gain from Auditing and Reporting:

1- Shows all events where a user viewed content in this site

2- Shows all events that caused content in this site to be deleted or restored from the Recycle Bin

3- Shows all events that modified content types and lists in this site


Now lets see how can we enable these features:

1- Log in to your Office 365 Portal

2- Click One Drive as below


3- Now navigate to the gear icon and choose “Site Settings” as below


4- After the “Site Settings” page open , click on “Site Collection Features” under “Site Collection Administration” as below



5- Once the “Site Collection Features” page opened , scroll down to “Reporting” and then click “Activate” as below


6- Now got Back to the “Site Settings”  page as step 4 , you will find 2 new options appeared under “Site Collection Administration” which are “Site collection audit settings” and “Audit Log Reports” , now choose “Site collection audit settings” as below

Note: it is prefer to crate a folder under your one drive for business for the reports only



7- Now go back to “Site Settings” step 4 , and choose “Audit Log Reports” , the below page will open to you


8- Now you can choose any report you want to generate and press on it and the below page will appear to you


9- Press on OK , the below page will appear


10- Now press on “Click Here to view the report”, the report will be as below


11- Press on the “Report Data” tab , in the bottom of the Excel sheet to know more information (like who delete the file or folder)



Now if you share any file or folder with internal or external users , you will be able to know who deleted or modified your files and what actions has been taken on you shares


Sources: office 365 advisors



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