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Strange actions regarding deleted files.

Strange actions regarding deleted files.

martinlk
New member | Level 2

Recently I noticed an important file was missing from my dropbox account.

I checked more closely and I saw that over 40,000 files had beeen deleted. Fortunately I didn't lose anything because I could recover them from the Deleted Items folder.

 

As for security: I signed out from all devices except for my primary computer. But that's not really my primary question. 

 

My question is: I cannot figure out HOW or WHAT deleted thes files. How can I see precisely what/who/how the files were deleted? It is unnerving. 

 

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Rich
Super User II

@martinlk wrote:

How can I see precisely what/who/how the files were deleted? It is unnerving.


Check your Events page, and check the version history for one of the recovered files.

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Rich
Super User II

@martinlk wrote:

How can I see precisely what/who/how the files were deleted? It is unnerving.


Check your Events page, and check the version history for one of the recovered files.

martinlk
New member | Level 2

Well this is certainly the problem. I think I found out how this happened, It wasn't nefarious but a little strange consequence: I logged into an old computer that I hadn't used in a long time, where I had previously deleted the Dropbox folder contents from a different user profile... I guess it happily treated that as me wanting to delete 47,000 files!

 

Anyway, thanks for the help. I couldn't find a link to any sort of history or log file (or events), so this was helpful.

 

 

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