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Deleted account with my dead father videos

Deleted account with my dead father videos

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I want to ask about the content of my dropbox account which was closed due to inactivity.

In 2016 I uploaded some videos with familiar memories that I was not prepared to watch at the time. I wanted to save them on the cloud because I think that will keep them safe from technology issues. I opened a dropbox account exclusively for that, but after some time, I stopped using this email that was connected to that account.

So, a few days ago, I felt emotionally prepared to watch those videos, but I couldn’t enter the account because it was DELETED by inactivity. I didn’t know that this could happen! And I wasn’t aware about the warnings you sent because I didn’t use the email linked to my dropbox account! I reopened this email and then I saw all the emails you sent in 2017 about the closing of my dropbox.

I’d like to know if there’s a small chance of recovering the content I had on my dropbox account, it’s so important for me! Is a part of my story, and now is lost.

I REALLY HOPE that there’s something that can be done.

Please, let me know if it's possible.

Thank you for your support.

Have a good day.

Kind regards!

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Re: Deleted account with my dead father videos

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I'm so so sorry to hear of your loss @maria42 


However, unfortunately, there is no way at all of getting those files back.


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