When you delete a file from Dropbox, it's no longer visible in any of the folders you see in your account. However, the file isn’t deleted until after your recovery window:
- Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Family accounts can recover deleted files for 30 days
- Dropbox Professional and team accounts can recover deleted files for 180 days
After this recovery window, all files will be deleted within 90 days in the normal course of operations. It may take several additional days to complete depending on the number of files selected for deletion.
Note: Files may be deleted before the end of your recovery window if they are part of a data disposition policy.