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Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

Hi,

 

is there any possibility to recover deleted folders which have been deleted several months ago? At the moment I have a basic membership but would go for Dropbox Plus or Business if this would save my ass.

 

Thanks,

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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

I am so sorry to inform you but the answer is no.  Even if you buy a pro or a DB for Business, it won't magically make those files appear.  Sadly, the files (deleted) are automatically purged from the servers.

 

We suggest looking into Upgrading to a Dropbox Pro and you will get the Purchasing Extended Version History (EVH) for future protection.  See https://www.dropbox.com/help/security/extended-version-history

 

Note: Extended version history is effective from the date purchased and is not retroactive. If you purchase EVH today, your version history begins now and files deleted or versions edited over 30 days ago are not available.

 

Also, Dropbox for Business has 120 days to recover.  Sadly, basic users have 30 days 

 

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Super User

Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

I am so sorry to inform you but the answer is no.  Even if you buy a pro or a DB for Business, it won't magically make those files appear.  Sadly, the files (deleted) are automatically purged from the servers.

 

We suggest looking into Upgrading to a Dropbox Pro and you will get the Purchasing Extended Version History (EVH) for future protection.  See https://www.dropbox.com/help/security/extended-version-history

 

Note: Extended version history is effective from the date purchased and is not retroactive. If you purchase EVH today, your version history begins now and files deleted or versions edited over 30 days ago are not available.

 

Also, Dropbox for Business has 120 days to recover.  Sadly, basic users have 30 days 

 

Hopes this helps


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Level 2

Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

I was aware of the 30 days limit. But there are so many requests in the forum here, I thought Dropbox maybe has changed the policy.

 

**bleep**, i did an absolutely stupid mistake. I deleted folders on one PC (because I didn't want to have them anymore on this client) but I forgot that the dropbox client syncs (of course) to the other client.

 

Weeks! of work lost.

 

 

Thank you anyway,

Sven

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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

Sven

So sorry, I feel for you.  We all make mistakes.  If you said that it was a little after 30 days, I would've have suggested a Support Ticket and see if they can but you said several months.  Sometimes, we make a few backups here and there.  Is it possible you made a backup somewhere that might have those Files?

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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

I shared a folder with someone and i just realized that the deleted all of the files from it on August 1. Is there anyway to recover them?

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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

DoubleAA

The only way that I see that you can recover them is perhaps asking the other sharers of the same folder, it's possible that the other person has a Pro Account or Dropbox for Business or maybe it is possible that they purchased EVH (Extended Version History) and they have extended time to recover.  or do you have EVH? Other than that, I don't see it happening.  Sorry.


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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

Hi, Ihad all my files deleted by some Service center by mistake. I had to restore them by Feb 4, but totally missed the date by 1 day. How can I rectify it??

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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

You be at the mercy of Dropbox team. The only way is to email them www.dropbox.com/support.

Good luck

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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

Hmmm... I will check that! Thank you! I pay a subscription fee, but not sure what "level" I am . Business? Maybe... 

 

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Re: Recovering deleted folders, older > 30 days

@cmAggie you can check it at www.dropbox.com/account

 

And if the file is recoverable it will show as restorable when you follow https://www.dropbox.com/help/security/recover-deleted-files-folders. If it isnt it wont be. 


 


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