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rewind for unshared folders

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Hi All, Is it true that rewind can't be used for unshared folders?  If so, why?  Seems very restrictive.

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Re: rewind for unshared folders

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Probably correct due to how Dropbox works. Once the folder is unshared you lose all history of that folder so it would make sense (in terms of how Dropbox operates only, I agree) that rewind wont work.

The work around is to rejoin the share and then rewind.


 


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Thanks Mark.  The problem is that I have many unshared, and never shared, folders in my drop box -- just the usual personal stuff not for others.  I keep them in dropbox so they stay synched across my various machines.  I would like to use rewind simply as a backup.  For example, if a virus wipes me out, I would like to use dropbox to restore all my folders, shared and unshared, to where they were previously.  

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Personally I'd so dont use Dropbox as a backup tool on its own - it isnt one. Its a syncing one. Use the backup feature as an added extra to stuff, no more.

You can use it to do exactly as you said but it would only restore stuff to the moment of deletion/impact of virus etc. You couldnt rewind prior to unshare.


 


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