Dropbox File Recovery

admin 11/22/2021
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If your account has been infected with ransomware, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your account is safe.

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1) Remotely sign out of your devices

Remotely sign out of the infected device. If you don’t know which device is infected, you can remotely sign out of every device.

To restore deleted files or folders: Sign in to dropbox.com. Click Deleted files in the left sidebar. Click on the name of the deleted file or folder you want to recover. To restore deleted files or folders: Sign in to dropbox.com. Click Deleted files in the left sidebar. Click on the name of the deleted file or folder you want to recover.

2) Restore the desired files or folders

If you need to restore an individual file:

Dropbox File Recovery And Version History

  1. Go to your file’s version history page.
  2. Select a version of the file before the ransomware took effect.
  3. Click Restore.

If you need to restore a large number of files:

  • The easiest way to do so is to use Dropbox Rewind to take your entire account or an entire folder back to a point in time before the ransomware occurred
    • This feature is only available to Dropbox Plus, Family, Professional, and Business users. Learn how to upgrade your account.
  • You can also contact support for help rewinding

Dropbox Plus File Recovery

3) Sign into your device

Before signing back in, we recommend that you:

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Dropbox File Recovery

  • Make sure your device is free of malware
  • Delete the Dropbox folder with the previously encrypted files
    • When you sign back in on your device, you’ll download the recovered files from Dropbox instead of the encrypted ones

Dropbox Deleted File Recovery

If you're still worried about your Dropbox account, contact us and we'll do whatever we can to help.