Restore & recover files

If you accidentally delete a file or save a new version of a file you’re not happy with, rest easy. Dropbox securely stores copies of your deleted files and folders for 120 days, including previous versions of files. To instantly recover a file—or restore it to a previous version—visit dropbox.com.

If you’re an admin on an Advanced or Enterprise plan, you can sign in as another user on your team. You can do this to troubleshoot issues like file recovery, set up a new employee account, or keep a project moving while team members are away.

How to: restore & recover files

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.

  2. Select the file you'd like to access previous versions of.

  3. Click Version history in the menu on the right sidebar.

    - Alternatively, you can click "…" (ellipsis) beside your file's name to see more options.

  4. Select a version to preview.

  5. Click Restore on the version you'd like to restore.

Note: On Windows and Linux, right-click the file and select Version history to preview and restore a previous version. On Mac, press control on your keyboard and simultaneously click the file to select View previous versions.

Sign in as another Dropbox Business team member to troubleshoot issues or restore file versions.

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.

  2. Click Files in the sidebar.

  3. Click Deleted files.

  4. Locate the deleted file or folder you want to recover, and click on the name.

  5. Click Restore.

Learn how to recover multiple files or folders.

How does deleting a shared folder affect other team members? Can I add it back?