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randomly deleted powerpoint

DeeP71
Explorer | Level 3

I've spent a very long time creating a powerpoint that is about 1Gb - but I have plenty of storage on my Dropbox account. It has been repeatedly deleted for some reason. Very much not by me, and no-one else has access to it or my account. Please please please tell me what on Earth is going on. I cannot afford to lose this piece of work and it is driving me nuts. 

 

Here's a screen grab to show the activity on that file Screenshot 2021-09-20 at 20.56.21.png

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Re: randomly deleted powerpoint

Mark
Super User II

Something on one of your devices is deleting it.... is it possible another program is moving it outside of the Dropbox directory? 

 

Once restored go to www.dropbox.com/home, find the file and click on 'restore previous versions'. That will show which device is deleting it which may help narrow it down


 


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Re: randomly deleted powerpoint

DeeP71
Explorer | Level 3

I think there was a conflicted copy for some reason - I have had that very occasionally in the past but it's never deleted the updated version once, let alone repeatedly. I've deleted the conflict so hopefully that's the end of it

 

Thanks!

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