How to recover deleted files in Dropbox

Sometimes accidents can occur. You confused one file with another and deleted it from Dropbox. However, you needed that document, and now it’s not found anywhere.

Also, it may seem that you need that document after all. It is important that an application that stores data has an option to recover lost files and folders.

Dropbox has this flexibility, so you can recover your files after deleting them.

In addition, we recommend keeping your data in the hardware as well. There are situations in which you do not have access to the Internet and need a specific document.

Not being able to recover your lost files could be a major problem for some users, but fortunately, Dropbox supports it. So, today we will show you how to restore deleted files from Dropbox.

Recover deleted files from Dropbox after 30 days/120 days

It is not an easy job to recover deleted files from more than 30 days of Dropbox. However, it is not completely impossible.

In most cases, simply move the files from computer hard drives or smartphones to the special Dropbox folder. Maybe you can find deleted files from Dropbox on your device.

However, if these files are also deleted from the devices, you can use a special data recovery program to recover them as long as they are not overwritten with new data. If these deleted files are important, it is worth trying this way.

Restore deleted files in Dropbox

1. Go to the archives.

2. Click Deleted Files in the sidebar.

3. Select the name of the deleted file or folder you want to recover.

4. Click Restore. If you are restoring a large number of files, this will take some time.

It is worth mentioning that you can select several documents at once by clicking on the icon in the checkbox.


As you can see, there is nothing to worry about. You can recover your deleted files quite easily. Of course, if you click Delete permanently, it will delete your files forever.

Then, the removal function in Dropbox works as a Recycle Bin in Windows. When you click Delete, move the files to “the trash”.

However, many users found some serious problems in Dropbox. Fortunately, we have the solutions. Check this article in case you need it later.

In addition, it is worth mentioning that you can only recover files where you have editing access. “Read-only” documents are permanently deleted from the first click.

If you cannot find the deleted file, type the name (or part of the name) of the document in the search box.

Also, if you have a Business or Professional account, you can search for a document determined by any keyword in the file.

Regardless of your account, you can search for many types of documents, such as Word files, PowerPoint documents, PDF files, Notepad files, etc.

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