There is no event log for what happened. It seems that it started mid morning yesterday and continued. I was on my laptop and it was fine. My hisband was on his laptop and he said that Dropbox was 'missing'. I moved to one pc and noted that it had no dropbox. I went to another it had started to resync the whole dropbox. Then chunks of files and directories went missing. Then we asked to restore some of them and now we have thousands of files which all say 'modified 22/07/2019'. How do we restore our dropbox to its state as at 9am on 22/07/2019?
Neither of us had asked to resync. It seems that maybe Dropbox updated itself and then tried to resync. I cannot find any explanation.
I am not sure if I am replying to right place as I was trying to get the bottom of the question as to why Dropbox has now marked all my files as 22 July 2019 which is the date that it restored them. I want to get the dates changed back to when the documents were last created/modified.
I do not understand how dropbox is modifying the files. I need to recover the files old dates. I can see that this is an issue for many users who have befallen the same fate as me. I have not recieved any proper explanation as to why Dropbox decided to start deleting folders and files. It looks to me like an error, and to find that it does not have a proper and useable restore function is frankly lame. How do I get my file dates back to how they were?