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 permanently deleted until after your recovery window:
- Dropbox Basic and Plus accounts can recover deleted files for 30 days
- Dropbox Professional and Business accounts can recover deleted files for 180 days
After this recovery window, all files will be permanently deleted within 60 days in the normal course of operations. It may take several additional days to complete depending on the number of files selected for deletion.