Certain types of Dropbox Business admins can manage whether team members have the ability to permanently delete content.
To prevent team members from permanently deleting files:
- Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin credentials.
- Click Admin console.
- Click Settings.
- Click Deletion.
- Toggle Delete permanently to Off.
Note: Even if Delete permanently is set to Off, admins will still be able to permanently delete files if they sign in as a team member.