Is it possible to retrieve files and folders that have been shared but deleted before being accessed? In certain situations, the answer is yes. This 6-minute Dropbox video tutorial shows how you can try and access them. Narrated by the author of Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
Learn how to use Dropbox Selective Sync to save space on your computer’s hard drive. This video explains how Dropbox syncing works and how to use it. Find out how to create space by deleting or using Dropbox Selective Sync. The video is less than eight minutes long and can be used by PCs or Macs with the Dropbox app installed. Narrated by the author of Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
If you create links in Dropbox to share with other people, you may have a reason to delete the Dropbox links for security reasons or just because the other person has already accessed or copied the file. This short 4-minute video shows how to delete Dropbox links, set a password for the Dropbox link, or restrict how long the Dropbox link can be shared. The narrator is the author of Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
As the author of Dropbox In 30 Minutes, I get more questions about how to restore deleted files on Dropbox than perhaps any other topic. This short video shows how to resurrect trashed files using two separate methods: “Restore” (good for single files) and “Events” (good for restoring lots of videos at once).
Learn how to better manage the storage space on your phone and tablet by turning off Camera Uploads on the Dropbox app. This 3-minute video applies to recent versions of the Dropbox app on iOS devices such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone SE. It includes separate tips for photos, video, and carrier vs. wi-fi transfers. The narrator of the iPhone tutorial is Ian Lamont, author of Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
In less than two minutes this Dropbox tutorial will teach you how to recover multiple files and folders at once using the Dropbox “Events” link. This is a great way to restore Dropbox data in the event of an accidental deletion, and is much faster than restoring hidden folders and files. Narrated by the author of Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
Learn how to secure the Dropbox app on your phone or tablet by setting a passcode or Touch ID fingerprint scan. This 3-minute video applies to recent versions of the Dropbox app on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. The narrator of the iPhone tutorial is Ian Lamont, author of Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
I recently made a huge mistake in Dropbox. From my desktop computer, I deleted two folders — one shared, and one not — that collectively contained more than 9,000 files, including mission-critical files for my business. I watched in horror as Dropbox synced the deletion to my master Dropbox account, which then replicated to all other devices linked to the same Dropbox account.
Now, if you have read my book Dropbox In 30 Minutes or have seen some of my other videos, you know there is a relatively easy way to restore deleted Dropbox files using the Dropbox.com website. You can see the video here.
But, when you’ve deleted thousands of files and hundreds of folders, it’s a huge hassle to manually restore all of them. It can take hours to hunt around on Dropbox.com, find the trashed folders and files, and right-click to restore them.
Fortunately, Dropbox offers a way to get back all of the files and folders at once. It involves the “Events” tab on the Dropbox.com website, which is a list of all Dropbox activities (updates, deletions, etc.) going back one month. The video below describes how to do it. This is the method I used to get my 9,000+ files and folders back to the way they had been before.
Note that this method will not work if the deletion event took place more than one month ago. In addition, if you have added files and folders to your Dropbox account since the deletion event, it may cause issues when you try to restore using the Events link.
Without further ado, here’s the video: