Extended version history overview

Your default file version history depends on the type of Dropbox account you have. However, Dropbox Business teams can purchase an Extended Version History (EVH) add-on that allows them to recover any file deleted or changed in the last 10 years.

There are two available versions of this add-on:

  • EVH with legal holds
  • EVH without legal holds 

Learn more about legal holds.

To purchase the EVH add-on, contact your Dropbox sales executive or fill out the Dropbox Business contact form.


  • The 10-year version history period begins the day you purchase the EVH add-on
  • You can’t recover permanently deleted files with extended version history
  • Previous versions of files and deleted files do not count against your storage quota
  • If you unshare a folder, you won’t be able to recover any files within that folder
The previous extended version history add-on offered to Dropbox Plus users is no longer available for purchase. If you previously purchased this add-on, you can recover a file or revert to an older file or folder version within a year of deletion or edit.
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