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How to delete version hisotry?

How to delete version hisotry?

KeithWayne
Helpful | Level 5

Hi, everyone. I sent a message through support chat and was directed to Community Board. Glad to be part of Dropbox...learning and checking things out. Please read below and offer any support that you may have. Thanks! -Keith

 

HEY THERE! 🙂 Thanks for being there. I need to delete files in the version history that have errors in the content that I don't want others to see--and some of the content has change, of course, as well, in other instances. How can I do this--or can you execute a DELETE ALL HISTORY from the back office if we can't access it? I'm thinking that in the future, if we don't want to have older versions in the history folder, we should just delete the file first before uploaded the new version (or would we have to rename it)...new to Dropbox, so a bit to learn is all. I'm looking at the possibility of extending/upgrading our account here, as our team may need more space here shortly. 🙂 Thank you for any assistance that you can offer.

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Re: How to delete version hisotry?

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hi @KeithWayne, welcome to our Community and to Dropbox!

You can't actually manually delete the version history for file, however, depending on your plan, the version history will be deleted by itself at some point.

If you don't want to have older versions of a file visible, deleting the old file before uploading the new one, would be a great workaround. 

And you can always use our Idea board to submit your idea for a possible feature!

Let me know if you have any questions. 

 

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: How to delete version hisotry?

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hi @KeithWayne, welcome to our Community and to Dropbox!

You can't actually manually delete the version history for file, however, depending on your plan, the version history will be deleted by itself at some point.

If you don't want to have older versions of a file visible, deleting the old file before uploading the new one, would be a great workaround. 

And you can always use our Idea board to submit your idea for a possible feature!

Let me know if you have any questions. 

 

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: How to delete version hisotry?

KeithWayne
Helpful | Level 5
Thanks, Hannah! — thank you for your prompt and mindful reply. I appreciate you. -Keith

Re: How to delete version hisotry?

Hannah
Dropboxer
Oh, not a problem, Keith, happy to help! 

I hope you have a great weekend!

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: How to delete version hisotry?

KeithWayne
Helpful | Level 5

You, too. Thank, again.

Re: How to delete version hisotry?

srndreambox
New member | Level 2

I didn't see this put into the idea board so I just added it.

 

Anyone interested, please vote for it.

 

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-ideas/Delete-Version-History-for-a-file/idi-p/565824

 

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