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Can I preview deleted photos from the deleted files page so I know which ones to restore?

Can I preview deleted photos from the deleted files page so I know which ones to restore?

Nelson g
New member | Level 2

Hi, after i updated the operation system from Captain to Catalina in my Macbook Pro, i realize that in the PHOTOS LIBRARY (either in the Mac and in the Dropbox) some photos went missing in the PHOTOS Library Albums Folder. I red in some articles that this happens very often when system upgrade. Also have have the idea that when Dropbox was synchronising shows continuos pop ups notifications saying that are deleting files. My specific cuestion is: when i go to the deleted photos folder in Dropbox in order to try to recover some photos it shows thousands of photos files that i can restore but it doesn't show the images of the photos so here is the problem because i can't restore the thosands of them that i don't need and use a lot of storage. HOW I CAN SEE THE IMAGE O EACH  PHOTOS IN THE DELETED FOLDER TO LET ME CHOOSE WICH ONE TO RESTORE? I APRECCIATE IF YOU PLEASE ADVISE ME. Thanks, Nelson

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Re: Some Photos missing

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Nelson g, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

Currently, it isn't possible to preview images from the deleted files page. From there, files can only be restored or permanently deleted.

 

If you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!


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How do I preview a deleted pic before restoring?

jenzimm
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I am cleaning out space and am in the processing of deleting many files. I realized I still need to keep one that I deleted but I can't tell which picture to restore because the "preview" icon shows nothing. In many cases, multiple files are grouped together so I can't just restore one...I'll have to restore multiple files in the hopes of finding the one I want to keep. Is there a way to be able to preview the files before restoring? (See attached screenshots)2021-10-04 (1).png2021-10-04 (2).png

Re: How do I preview a deleted pic before restoring?

Megan
Dropboxer
Hi @jenzimm, I hope you're doing well! 

I've merged you under this thread, since it expresses the same situation a user described. 

At the moment, as Jay mentioned above, this isn't possible. 

I hope this clarifies.

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