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Dropbox deleted files on unsynced computer - possible to recover?

Dropbox deleted files on unsynced computer - possible to recover?

mwu13
New member | Level 2

Hi,

 

I had a computer that was not signed in to drop box for an unknown period of time (could be over a year). Over time I added files to my dropbox account (which had files on it from being synced some time ago). I just noticed today that I wasn't logged on on my computer and logged on. The shared folders started syncing but synced the folders to the online drop box, but overrode the files that I had been adding to my local unsynced drop box. 

 

My question is - is there any way to recover the files that were deleted / overriden on my local computer?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Dropbox deleted files on unsynced computer - possible to recover?

mwu13
New member | Level 2

they weren't in the trash, however I was able to recover them using disk drill. 


Thanks!

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Re: Dropbox deleted files on unsynced computer - possible to recover?

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hi @mwu13, and welcome to the Dropbox Community.

If the Dropbox application wasn't signed in to any account, it's normal that after signing in, it would sync the versions of the files that you had in your account online.

I'm afraid this means that the files you had in the local Dropbox folder, never synced to your Dropbox, so they can't be recovered through Dropbox.

Have you searched your hard drive or your Trash/Recycle bin for them?

Keep me posted!

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Dropbox deleted files on unsynced computer - possible to recover?

mwu13
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they weren't in the trash, however I was able to recover them using disk drill. 


Thanks!

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