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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 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,


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Re: Recovering permanently deleted files via cache


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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