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How do I get a list of all deleted files and their paths

Explorer | Level 3

When I log into Dropbox and view Deleted Files I see things like...
   abc.jpg and 999 more files

If I click on it I can't see what 999 files are. Why not? It doesn't even show me the complete path where they are stored.
I can't remember the names of thousands of files. I need to see the path to make sense of it.
It seems my only option is to restore them all and then view them.
Also the list of deleted files is spaced so far apart I only see 5 at a time on the screen.
I need something like a Log file that shows all the files and their complete path. Surely that has to exist somewhere on the system or you couldn't keep track of everything.
How do I access this type of info?

Thanks!

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Re: How do I get a list of all deleted files and their paths

Dropboxer

Hello @mrzippy55 - how are you today?

Can you take a look at https://www.dropbox.com/events which gives you an overview of all activity in your account including files events (adds/edits/deletes), as well as adding or removing shared folders and let me know if this does the trick for you?

Adds, edits, and deletes that happened at roughly the same time are grouped together in Events while these events are sorted by time, starting with the most recent changes at the top of the page.

As per navigating through your deleted files, you can try adjusting your browser's zoom levels to have a better view.

Keep me posted!

 


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Re: How do I get a list of all deleted files and their paths

Explorer | Level 3

Yes I've tried the hidden /events page. That is even worse.
I get a line like...
   You deleted 4387 files

I click on it and get a list of all the files but no path, just individual file names.
How many people can keep track of 4387 file names? I put files in nested subfolders to organize them. Without the context of the path a list of 4387 files is of no use.

Surely there is something better than this?

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Re: How do I get a list of all deleted files and their paths

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I'm afraid I don't have anything else to offer at this time @mrzippy55

Feel free to submit a feature request for what would make your work-flow better in our 'Share an Idea' section so other same-minded users can find and upvote it too to show their interest: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Share-an-idea/ct-p/101002000

I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful than this.

 

This post is closed due to inactivity. 

 


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