Recover Permanently Deleted Files from Dropbox

Can you recover permanently deleted files from Dropbox? This page offers two ways to help you recover permanently deleted files or folders from Dropbox, including [1] recover permanently deleted files from Dropbox Trash; and [2] recover permanently deleted files from Dropbox temporary files with EaseUS file recovery software.

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Can you recover permanently deleted files from Dropbox?

Dropbox is a popular online file storing, sync, and backup application. When you download and set up the program on your PC, a Dropbox folder will be created. Dragging and dropping your files such as videos, photos, documents, music, and movies, etc into the folder, you can easily sync your files, or make a backup to the Dropbox server. But when you accidentally deleted a file or folder, it will simultaneously disappear from the Dropbox server.

What if you regret soon? Can you recover permanently deleted files from Dropbox? Take it easy! Files won't be entirely deleted but just hidden. So, it is completely possible to recover lost files from Dropbox after they were deleted. Next, we will show you step by step, how to recover permanently deleted files or folders from Dropbox in two ways. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Recover from Dropbox Trash Click the trash can icon near the search box at the top of the file browser. Select the deleted file or folder you want to recover by clicking the empty space to the right of its name. Click the Restore button...Full steps
Recover from Temporary Files Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the local drive, which is in sync with the cloud drive to scan. Wait until the scanning completes. After choosing the files, click "Recover" and choose a location...Full steps

>> Google drive users may be interested in how to recover permanently deleted files from Google Drive. Dropbox users can also refer to the last method within the linked page of contacting administrator and support to solve the data loss problem. 

Way 1. Recover from Dropbox trash

Dropbox will keep all your deleted files in Trash for 30 days (or longer, if you have a Dropbox Business account or a Dropbox Pro account with Extended Version History). So, when you permanently deleted your important files or folders, you can try to get them back from Trash on the Dropbox website. Here is the guide:

Step 1. Click the trash can icon near the search box at the top of the file browser.

Recover permanently deleted files/folders on Dropbox from Trash

Step 2. All deleted files and folders will appear in the list in gray. Select the deleted file or folder you want to recover by clicking the empty space to the right of its name. You can select multiple files or folders at once by pressing the Shift (PC) or Command (Mac) key as you click.

Step 3. Click the Restore button to selectively recover permanently deleted files/folders on Dropbox. 

Way 2. Recover from Dropbox temporary files

If you want to recover deleted Dropbox files after 30 days, the above method will not help. At this point, you can still try to recover permanently deleted files/folders on Dropbox by scanning the local synchronized Dropbox folder with the help of EaseUS file recovery software.

Now, follow the guide below to find and recover permanently deleted files/folders from your Dropbox cache on PC. 

If your local files are in sync with the cloud device, when you delete the cloud device data (like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive), the local files will also be deleted. And you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover the local files, which works the same as recovering data from the cloud drive.

Step 1. Select the local drive (with synced Cloud data) to scan.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the local drive, which is in sync with the cloud drive to scan. 

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover.

When the scanning completes, select the deleted cloud drive files to recover. To locate specific files, click "Filter" and choose the category or use the search bar. You can also double-click the file to preview its content.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover the deleted data.

After choosing the Cloud drive files, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the data.

Recover lost data

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Tracy is enthusiastic to share technical tips and solutions about computing and technology. Being an EaseUS member since 2013, she also writes instructional content about data recovery, file/disk partition/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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