How to recover or restore deleted files or folders in Dropbox

Updated Feb 08, 2024

To restore deleted files or folders:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Deleted files in the left sidebar.
  3. Click on the name of the deleted file or folder you want to recover.
    • You can select multiple files or folders at once by clicking the checkbox icon.
  4. Click Restore.
    • Note: Restorations can take time if you’re restoring a large number of files.
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Note: You can restore a shared file only if you have Can edit access to it. If you have Can view access to a shared file, you won’t be able to restore it. 

Learn more about version history for details about your plan.

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Important: Standard file recovery periods and options don’t apply to files deleted directly from the Send and track feature. Deleting a file from Send and track is permanent, and any associated metadata or data analytics can’t be recovered once the file is deleted.

If your files are missing or you have a large number of files to recover

Learn how to find or restore missing or corrupted files

Watch this video to learn how to keep your files safe with Dropbox.

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