Dropbox File Versions Lost On Folder Name Change

I Love Dropbox! I love that as I save files, dropbox saves each version that I save so I can revert or view an older version. I recently ran into a ‘gotcha’ with file versions. I renamed a folder with a lot of files in it within my dropbox folder. I later needed to view previous versions on the folder but they were gone since the folder name changed. Noooo!!! Get around this by telling dropbox.com to show deleted files and find the folder under the previous name.

You will then be able to go into that deleted folder and view the revision history for the file. I’m not sure how long dropbox keeps deleted files but they are kept long enough that I was able to get what I needed.

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2 thoughts on “Dropbox File Versions Lost On Folder Name Change”

  1. hey Michael, i have a similiar problem. deleted a renamed folder inside another deleted folder that had a name change. now i got nada! i can find some of the outer files, but none of the inbedded folders/files. any suggestions would be appreciated. thx

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