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Size of the deleted files.

Size of the deleted files.

rk90
Explorer | Level 4

How do I find out the size of deleted files? I use /2/files/list_folder with include_deleted=True, I can see the deleted items, but there is no size info.

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Re: Size of the deleted files.

DBX_Robert
Dropboxer

You are correct that the `/2/files/list_folder` endpoint does not include size information for deleted files.  Have you tried using the `/2/files/list_revisions` endpoint.  This endpoint will return a list of historical data about the file, including file size, and can be used on current files or deleted files.

Re: Size of the deleted files.

rk90
Explorer | Level 4

No, I haven't looked at list_revisions. But this leads me to another question and that is about deleted folders. I guess deleted items can be restored, but I want to check the size of all deleted items. So which endpoint do I need to query to get the size of deleted files/folders.

I am surprised to see that Dropbox doesn't have an API to return just the deleted items.

Re: Size of the deleted files.

Paula14
New member | Level 2
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Re: Size of the deleted files.

DBX_Robert
Dropboxer

You are correct that we don't have an endpoint to just list deleted files and folders.  This has been a feature request in the past.  I will add your interest to that request.   We also do not have an endpoint to return aggregate folder size.  Again, an existing request I can update with your interested.

As for how to compute this information today.  I suggest using "/files/list_folder" to compile a list of all deleted files. Then, for each deleted file in that list, use the "/files/list_revisions" endpoint to find the most recent file size of that file.

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