How do I Retrieve deleted files in Dropbox?

Dropbbox is an online backup solution which allows you to backup photos, videos & important documents to cloud storage & access them from anywhere on any computer, smartphone & tablet. By mistake, if you delete the file or folder in your Dropbox account, then you can restore or retrieve them with a few clicks. Dropbox allows you to retrive your deleted photos, videos, files & documents. By default, Dropbox saves a history of deleted photos, videos & documents for 30 days. So you can retrieve any file or folder deleted in the last 30 days. You can also retrieve multiple files at a time on Dropbox website. If you want this facility for longer period then you have to subscribe for 'Packrat' feature. The 'Packrat' feature gives you unlimited deletion recovery and version history. If you purchase the Packrat add-on for your account, then Dropbox will save your deleted files & folders for as long as you have the feature. Packrat feature is available to all Dropbox Pro account users & it offers $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year.

Here are the steps to Retrieve deleted files in Dropbox:


  1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account.
  2. Once you have signed in to your account, you will see all your photo & video folders.
  3. Click "Show deleted files" button located at the top of the file browser.
  4. You will see all your deleted files in gray color.
  5. Select the deleted file which you want to retrieve.
  6. Click "Restore" button located at top of the window.
  7. A pop up window opens up. Click "Restore" button.
  8. All your deleted files will now be retrieved.

You can install PicBackMan's Dropbox uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

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