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All desktop Files Missing

All desktop Files Missing

mmifflin
Explorer | Level 3

So recently I realized that pretty much all of the files on my mac had gone missing. My documents folder, downloads, desktop, and many more folders are gone. I worked with apple support for a while and came to the conclusion that I had been saving my files through dropbox to these folders. I can see some of the missing files in the dropbox icon that appears at the top of my screen, but dont see anything when I log into my dropbox account online. The apple representative believes that something happened and I will need to have all of these files recovered. If there's anyone that could help with this issue, I would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: All desktop Files Missing

Mark
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Hi @mmifflin 

 

What does www.dropbox.com/events show - if they actually uploaded AND were removed in last 30 days you can do so from there


 


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Re: All desktop Files Missing

mmifflin
Explorer | Level 3
The computer Maxs-MacBook-Pro-3.local was linked to your account  11/2/2022 11:50 AM

This is what it shows

Re: All desktop Files Missing

Hannah
Dropboxer

Hey @mmifflin, it sounds like you had enabled our backup feature for these folders.

 

If you go to your backups page, do you see your files there?


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Re: All desktop Files Missing

mmifflin
Explorer | Level 3

Hey Hannah. If I go to the backups page on my dropbox it asks me to set up backups. So I don't think I had it set up. The only place I can see my files is on the little dropbox icon at the top of my computer under sync history. I can't see any of the files on my dropbox account online. 

Re: All desktop Files Missing

mmifflin
Explorer | Level 3

Hey Mark. All it shows is that I my computer was linked.

Re: All desktop Files Missing

Nancy
Dropboxer

Hi @mmifflin! I hope it’s OK if I jump in, too.

 

Can you also check your desktop app preferences and send me a screenshot of what you see under your Backups tab?

 

Also, is there any chance that you may be logged in to a different Dropbox account on www.dropbox.com than the one showing on your Dropbox app?


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Re: All desktop Files Missing

mmifflin
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Hey Nancy! the top screenshot is the one you asked for. For your question about if I could be logged in on someone else's account, it is a possibility that all my files would be saved on a different account, but in the second screenshot I see a bunch of files that I lost and I'm logged into my account. But then when I go to my online account (3rd screenshot), I don't see any files in my account or deleted files. 

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Re: All desktop Files Missing

Hannah
Dropboxer

Have you tried searching for the files on our website, through the search bar at the top right corner of your 'all files' page?


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Re: All desktop Files Missing

mmifflin
Explorer | Level 3

Hey Hannah. I have but there is nothing there. 

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