How to recover or restore deleted files or folders in Dropbox

Updated Nov 20, 2023

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.

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.

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

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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