Be it a Computer System or a online cloud storage service, there are times, one might need the deleted files or documents, recovered. On computer system, you can use this software to recover deleted files, but this is not the case with cloud storage services like Dropbox. So, how to recover deleted files from Dropbox? It’s easy, perhaps, there’s no need to use some tool to recover files from Dropbox.
How To Recover Deleted Files From Dropbox
- As usual, first step, Login to your Dropbox account.
- To the top right, there are four icons, Upload, New folder, Share a folder, Show deleted files. Last option(Show deleted files) is the rescuer. Click on it.
- This will list all your recently deleted files(over thirty days) which you can choose to recover. Yeah the inactive, grey files are the one you were trying to get rid of, but now you need them.
- Right click on that grey, inactive file and click on Restore. Finally, confirm restoring and there’s your deleted file, recovered, sigh.
- So that’s how you can restore/recover deleted files from Dropbox. But this will only apply for files deleted within 30 days.
There’s one more method to recover deleted files from Dropbox. Here’s how.
How To Recover Deleted Files From Dropbox On Windows 7
- Open the Dropbox Folder, probably this would be the path C:\Users\home\Dropbox
- Right click on any file, from the Dropbox sub menu, view the file’s previous version.
- This will take you to the Dropbox website, from where you can recover the file from Dropbox easily.
- From there, you can undelete/recover the file.
- That’s how Windows 7 users can recover files from Dropbox.
Actually There’s One More..Method, I’m talking about.
If you think 30 days limitation is way too less, than you can choose to use this paid feature(only for Dropbox Pro users), Pack Rat, which allows the users recover files from way beyond 30 days limit. Want to read more about Pack Rat?
So that’s all about how you can recover your deleted files from Dropbox. Must say, Dropbox is a power packed Web-based file hosting service. Isn’t it?