​​Prevent Dropbox team members from permanently deleting files

Certain types of Dropbox team admins can manage whether team members have the ability to permanently delete content.

To prevent team members from permanently deleting files:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Deletion.
  5. Toggle Delete permanently to Off.


  • Even if Delete permanently is set to Off, admins will still be able to permanently delete files if they sign in as a team member.
  • This setting is not integrated with Dropbox Replay.
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