How to Recover Deleted Data from the Dropbox on Mac or Windows

The Dropbox is one of the famous application that helps people to store the data files so that they can be transferred between two different places with ease. It has a large user group because it is easy to use. All the data files you use to create the backup files will be stored on the Dropbox folder. And then, these data files will be stored for 30 days, and after which they will be deleted automatically.

So, if you have forgotten to retrieve the data files, the data files were deleted. Then, if you still want to recover those data files, you can follow the tutorial here, which is workable on both the Windows computer and the Mac computer.

Also, get to know what to do if your Dropbox not syncing and how to Manage HEIC Images by Dropbox as well as how to remove Dropbox from Mac easily.

How to Retrieve Lost or Deleted Files from Dropbox on Computer

Step 1. Power on your computer and connect to a steady network.

Step 2. Log in your account of the Dropbox, and then go to the “Show deleted files” option.


Step 3. Now you can see a lot of deleted data files there, which have been deleted within the last 30 days. Move your mouse to the data files that you want to recover, and find the reversed triangle on the most right. Click on it to bring up the drop-down menu.


Step 4. On the drop-down menu, you need to choose the “Undelete” option. After that you can find it on the folder of the backed up files.


Step 5. If you choose the “Previous versions” from the drop-down menu, you will be able to preview the data files and choose from the data files.

By the way, here is everything about Windows File Recovery for your reference.

How to Retrieve Lost or Deleted Files from Dropbox Website

If you don’t have an application of the Dropbox on your computer, you can open a browser and go to the official website of the Dropbox to recover the data files like this.

Step 1. Log in to your Dropbox. And then click on the “Events” option on the home page.


Step 2. Then you will find many deletions on the screen. You can click on them to see the details.

Step 3. Then, there will be an option of “Restore these files”, which allow you to restore these deleted data files to the Dropbox folder for recovering again. Just click on it.


Step 4. If you want to recover the specific data files or folders, you can do this: go to the trash can which is near the search bar, and then you can see all the deleted data files and folders after 30-day storage. And then, you can choose the one that you want to recover and click on the “Restore” button.


Now here are some tips that help you avoid data loss on the Dropbox:

  • 1. Name the backup files on your Dropbox with the dates you created them. In this way, you can easily remember to recover the important data files.
  • 2. Create the backup files of your work files with the Dropbox of the latest version, so that you can have the best protection on your data files.