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Recovering permanently deleted files via cache

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Hello. Last night I permanently deleted a shared folder called /Obscured Vision/ from my Dropbox account. I've seen from various chatboards that it's not possible to restore these files on dropbox.com. However, I did find many of the files on my Mac when I went to this folder: ~/Dropbox/.dropbox.cache. But some of the files were labeled "metadata" with file names I don't recognize (perhaps corresponding to a variety of files from the program Logic that I don't see in that cache folder). Do you know how I can restore the original data structure to regain the Logic files? Or perhaps it might be able to restore the whole folder exactly as it was?

Thank you so much,

ari

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Re: Recovering permanently deleted files via cache

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Hey there @ari1800

Thanks for reaching out!

When you permanently delete files, I'm afraid there's not much we can suggest to recover them. 

However, you can have a look at this thread where users previously discussed a similar scenario. 

Additionally, since you mention that this was a shared folder, maybe members that had access to it have kept a copy. Try reaching out to them - they may have some further info. 

Let me know how it goes!


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