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Recovering files past thirty days.


Recovering files past thirty days.

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Ok! so hopefully I can convey my question simply. 
I work for a small business, and primarily deal with files.


apparently, someone accidentally deleted some important files around fourty days ago. We are using the free veriosn of Dropbox, so naturally, since it has been past thirty days, those files are no longer in ''recently deleted.'' We wanted to know if we upgraded to a paid version of Dropbox, and extended the file revoery to 180 days, could we recover those files?


MY concern is that because those files were created in the free version, Dropbox may have essentially dumped all files in recently deleted after thirty day instead of saving them behind a paywall of sorts.


Help would definately be appreciated.


Thanks for your time

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Re: Recovering files past thirty days.


Hi @DraeShizzle, thanks for joining the Community!


I'm sorry to hear about the deleted files. Depending on your plan, you can have either 30 days to 180 days to recover files. 


Upgrading to a Dropbox Professional or Business plan isn't retroactive, so you won't be able to recover files deleted outside of 30 days ago, since they would have already been deleted from the server.


I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. If you need any further info, please let me know.

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