Creating a 'never delete' data retention policy in Microsoft 365

Iron Contributor

What is the process for creating a retention policy that prevents users from ever truly deleting any files permanently from SharePoint/Exchange/OneDrive/Teams?   I'm fine if they 'think' they've deleted data, but want to have the option of restoring that data at any time for e-discovery purposes.

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There's nothing special about "never delete" policy, simply use the "retain items forever" setting and configure the rest as necessary.

You can go to login with Global Administrator and navigate to Data lifecycle management > Microsoft 365 > Retention Policies.
You need to mention the locations (EXO, Teams, Sharepoint) that you want to retain and then specify the retention age.