How to recover or restore deleted files or folders in Dropbox

To restore deleted files or folders:

  1. Sign 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. Restorations can take time if you’re restoring a large number of files.

Note: You can restore a shared file only if you had Can edit access to it. If you had Can view access to a shared file, you won’t be able to restore it. 

Not using Dropbox yet? See how Dropbox makes file recovery and history easy.

Video: How to restore a previous version of a file

This video is an overview of version history.

Note: This video mentions a 120-day version history. However, this window varies depending on your Dropbox plan and any add-ons you’ve purchased. Learn more about version history for details about your plan.

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.

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