Has this ever happened to you? You’ve been working on a document for a few days, and you want to finish it up, or you have a spreadsheet of expenses to track — so you navigate to the folder so you can open it up to edit a few tweaks, only to find out… the file is GONE!? Someone deleted it! I just wanna hit “rewind”!
Well… Here’s how DROPBOX can save your bacon:
When Dropbox installs on your computer, it creates a “Dropbox” folder for you. Anything you put into that folder and its sub-folders, and updates you make there, they all get backed up to Dropbox.com. (Dropbox has installers for Windows, Macintosh and Linux — it just works!)
If you delete (or “someone else” deletes) a file from your Dropbox folder, you have 30 days to get it back. Here’s how:
1. Browse to http://www.dropbox.com/ and log in ☺
2. Navigate to the folder where the file had been
3. In the toolbar at the top, hover over the trash can: the pop-up tooltip will say “Show deleted items” — so click it
4. Find your “deleted” file and click on the row to “select” it
5. Click “restore” at the top
A small file will reappear in your desktop folder in a few seconds — larger files may take a few minutes. Easy!
No more worrying about deleted files!