Monday, December 14, 2015

How to Recover a Deleted or Missing File in Dropbox account?

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder are also accessible via the Dropbox website and mobile apps. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size and paid subscriptions for accounts with more capacity.

Dropbox was founded in 2007 by MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, as a startup company from the American seed accelerator Y Combinator. Dropbox provides client software for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone and web browsers, as well as unofficial ports to Symbian and MeeGo.

Dropbox backs up the latest version of your files and also saves all prior versions for 30 days (or longer if you have the Extended Version History add-on).
This article teach you a easy way to restore deleted or lost previous files with Dropbox.

If a large number of files have been deleted, you may want to undo an entire deletion event.
Being a smart file manager, Dropbox enables you to restore the missing files at ease. Another excellent feature of Dropbox is file sharing. It allows you to share one file to several partners at the same time. And all of them can edit and modify the file online in the share folder. Everyone in the share group will get the updates automatically. However, if one did some wrong modification to the document and saved it, is it possible to restore files to previous versions? Keep on reading the following article and check how to recover deleted files from Dropbox.

Otherwise, you can restore files deleted within the past 30 days (or longer for Extended Version History users) using these steps:

How to Get Deleted Files Back with Dropbox?

Step 1: Sign in to your account on the Dropbox website. If you're a Dropbox Business user and have connected your personal and work accounts, remember to choose the right account from the bar on the left side.

Step 2:  In your Dropbox folder or any subfolder, click the trash can icon above your list of files near the search box at the top of the page. All deleted files will appear in gray.
The Show deleted files button

Step 3: To restore a file or folder, right-click on it and select Restore from the pop-up menu.

Right-click on a deleted file or folder and select Restore

Still can't find what you're looking for?

Make sure you've spelled the name correctly. If you don't know the exact name, type in only the part of the name you're sure of. The results will show all items whose names contain the text you've entered, even if it's just a partial match.
The file or folder might belong to a shared folder that you're no longer a member of. In that case, check your list of current and past shared folders on your Sharing page and rejoin a shared folder as needed.
If you're a Dropbox Business user and have connected your personal and work accounts, remember that you will need to sign in and select the right account. The restore and advanced search functions do not work across accounts, so the results will be account-specific. Even if you're signed in to both your personal and work accounts on the website, the functions will only return files from the account tab you are accessing at that point in time.

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