I turned on a laptop I hadn't turned on for a very long time, the dropbox folder on it started synching and...... my complete dropbox folder now has a gazillion files all with doublures, directories I deleted are back again and directories I renamed are now twice in there with both names. Including the files in them.

This will cost me a gazillion years to fix.

Is there an option to bring back the complete dropbox "state" as to be exactly on day X?

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    Although it falls out of the scope of the question, "bring back files' state as to be exactly on day X" is exactly what versioning systems such as git were created for. Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:37

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For a batch restoration you can try out dropbox-restore *

You might have to do a bit of tinkering but it should work, incidentally there as an identical question on StackOverflow

You can go to dropbox.com and follow these screenshots to do each one manually enter image description here

From your windows machine follow this enter image description here

  • You'd have to do this manually to every file. That's what the asker wants to avoid. Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:26
  • @ThatBrazilianGuy Thanks for pointing that out , will fix it
    – Shekhar
    Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:40
  • hmm yes... it would need file for file, but im not looking for older versions but I have 2 versions of the same files all over the place. But the tool looks good im going to give it a try.
    – edelwater
    Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 20:52

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