Version history overview

You can view and restore previous versions of files and folders in your Dropbox account. How far back you can view and restore is referred to as version history and depends on the Dropbox plan you have.

  • Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Family users have 30 days.
  • Dropbox Professional and Business users have 180 days.

However, there are several add-ons that extend your version history.

Notes:

View version history of a file

To view the version history of a file:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the file or folder you’d like to view the version history of.
  3. Click “” (ellipsis).
  4. Click Version history.

View version history of a folder

To view the version history of a folder and its subfolders:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Open the folder you’d like to view the history of.
  3. Click "..." (ellipsis) above the file list.
  4. Click Folder history.

To view the version history of all the folders in your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click "..." (ellipsis) above the file list.
  3. Click Folder history.

FAQs about version history

What happens if I upgrade to a plan with longer version history? 

If you upgrade to a plan with longer version history or purchase extended version history, your new version history starts the day you upgrade and does not apply retroactively.

For example, if you upgrade from a Basic plan with a 30-day window to a Professional plan with a 180-day window, you'll be able to view and restore previous versions of files and folders within the next 180 days, but you won't be able to view and restore previous versions of files and folders from 180 days ago. 

Does version history use my storage space?

No, version history doesn't take up any of your available storage space.

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