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#1 2013-04-06 03:10:27

himmelwr
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From: Easton, Pa, USA
Registered: 2013-03-18
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Please Help!

I was doing some work on my Honors thesis purposal and was going to remove a folder in my dropbox thesis folder when I acidently hit enter at the thesis folder and rm r the whole thesis directory. Dropbox synced it and deleted it from all my computers.

Usually I would be able to recover it from a trashcan but I cannot find where it is on here?

Can someone please quickly help me? I cannot afford to loose those files. I am already behind on my proposal and planning on spending all weekend on it to catch up as is.

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#2 2013-04-06 03:13:04

rkwurth
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Registered: 2012-09-04
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Re: Please Help!

is it in your dropbox trash, accessible at the dropbox webpage?

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#3 2013-04-06 03:21:36

rkwurth
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Re: Please Help!

And if not, what editor were you using? Vim, for example, sometimes creates swp (backup) files.

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#4 2013-04-06 03:22:33

himmelwr
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From: Easton, Pa, USA
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Re: Please Help!

It Is!

Thank you so much! I didn't even think of that. I feel like such an idiot. I didn't even realize dropbox had a trash feature ( I have never needed it before, and don't often go on the site for my files). It worked great! Thank you so much!

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#5 2013-04-06 03:23:40

rkwurth
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Re: Please Help!

You're welcome. I'm happy you found it :- )

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#6 2013-04-06 03:30:33

mbemboom
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Registered: 2013-03-30
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Re: Please Help!

I didn't know Dropbox had a trash folder online either, I very rarely actually go the web site.  That is good to know.


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#7 2013-04-06 03:35:20

rkwurth
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Re: Please Help!

Yeah it comes in handy- distro-hopping "one last time" rationalization sometimes leads to deletion of backup files, easily recovered in dropbox trash folder.

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#8 2013-04-06 04:53:24

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Re: Please Help!

Dropbox keeps old versions of files for a month, I think, with the free version, unlimited if you pay.


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