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Is there a way to search for deleted files?

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How do I search for deleted files without knowing the file name? We have hundreds of thousands files in our Dropbox Business Team Folder and a good chunk have been accidentally deleted, the problem is we don't know exactly which files are misssing. Is there a way to search all deleted files from a certain time frame? We know when they were deleted and the Team Member that they were deleted by, however the deleted files don't seem to show in the 'Activity' panel in 'Admin Console' or in the search results when we search the 'Deleted Files' tab under 'Files'. They do show in our team folder when we select the 'show deleted files' function, but this option means that we have to open every folder to check if there are any deleted files within each folder - this would take us weeks to go through our entire catalogue of work.

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Searching for deleted files

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Hey there, @KWTM.
 
You’ve definitely covered a lot of the bases there so good job so far!
 
What I could recommend from here would be to check the Events page in your account. You can filter for the specific Team folder and a time frame. It will give you a list of all events within there by team members. 
 
To make it easier to identify deletion events, I could suggest using Ctrl+F and searching “delete”. Also, when you find a deletion event, you can click on this to see which files were affected and have the option to “restore” from the top right of the page.
 
Let me know how you get on with this - Thanks!



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