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How to Restore Deleted Dropbox Files

If you accidentally delete a file that was stored on Dropbox, or find yourself regretting having deleted one, don't worry, you may be able to get it back. The service keeps copies of files for 30 days after deletion. You just need to know how to access those. 

Note: If that's not long enough, Dropbox Pro ($9.99 per month, or $99 per year) accounts keep your deleted files around for a whole year, plus you'll get 1TB of storage space and 256-bit AES encryption. 

Here are instructions for how to restore deleted Dropbox files.

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1. Sign into Dropbox and click Deleted Files.

2. Hover over a file.

3. Click Restore.

4. Click Undo Deletion.

Your newly restored file will show up in Dropbox.

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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.