I have a classic team site inside our SharePoint online tenant. and we have 2 users (UserA & UserB) with contribute permission. now when userA delete a file, and the file got moved to the recycle bin. then userB can access the Recycle bin and restore the deleted file.

so can we restrict this? so only the user who deleted the file will be able to see and restore the file from Recycle bin?


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their is no way to set the permission on the Recycle bin rather it is control by the documents / items permission. Typically user with contribute access on Document library / list can access deleted stuff from Recycle-Bin. On Side note, Site collection owner/admin can access the recycle bin of the site collection.

If you want to restrict that ability then you have to lower the permissions of that user on the Document library ( less than edit permission).

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