The great thing about Dropbox is that it keeps all my documents and pictures updated to the latest version across all my devices. It's what I love so much about it 😄.
Anyway, here's my question that has been bugging me for some time now:
However, I have a niggling doubt, it's a giant one, and one I've had for some time:
If the former, then that's great, and just as I'd like it to be!! If the latter however, then my disaster recovery becomes a considerably more complex operation to perform. So which is the correct answer?
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Thanks for your reply, @Hannah !
I'm on Dropbox Free and I'm not aware, with that plan, of being able to do a manual, single-operation rollback of all my data files using a "Restoration Window". What I however can clearly do is, individually and separately for each data file, download the version I wish to revert to. If I'm missing something here, please do let me know .
Also my question wasn't about how to recover deleted files but rather the question whether, following a system reimaging:
The latter obviously being the desired option!! That was my question in the original post of this thread.
Hope that helps, and hope you can help!
EDIT: Btw when I started this thread yesterday, I later tried to rename the title to make the topic a bit clearer for others to understand. Unfortunatey, in doing so I seem to have inadvertently created a duplicate thread: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-installs-integrations/Disaster-recovery-system-reimaging-wil... , where there is also an exchange of suggestions, from Mark a "Super-User".
Several times in the past I've had to reimage my disk (fortunately not for a long time now, but I need to be ready should such a thing happen again hence my question), once or twice even replace my disk due to disk failure. Never (so far) has this caused deletion of my data files.*
So, after reimaging, I'm left with a restored disk but with data versions dating back to when I made that system image. I know I can use the safe procedure of starting the Dropbox procedure from scratch, which is starting with no data on my reimaged disk, reinstalling Dropbox and then waiting for it to restore my data from the Dropbox Cloud.
That is not my question. So let me repeat. If I reimage my disk and then turn wifi back on again:
That's the question I'd like the answer to. If possible.
*And as you point out, if that did happen they'd likely be deleted from the Dropbox Cloud as well ☹️. But that's not my question.
Thanks, @Jay !
Finally I have a clear answer to the question I asked.
You will see that in the other thread which I link to above (somehow, and inadvertently, this thread got duplicated), Mark (Super User II) replies that the scenario I lay out — restoring the Dropbox data from my System Image and then letting it be updated by the Dropbox Cloud — did work for him "the few times" he tried it, but you are crystal clear that this is a potentially dangerous avenue to take and could end up with undesired consequences.
That's what I wanted to know, and you have answered my question clearly. I have therefore "Accept(ed your answer) as Solution".
Thanks so much!
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