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What is extended version history?

Extended version history (EVH) is available to all Dropbox Pro and Dropbox Education users as a subscription add-on.

By default, Dropbox saves all deleted and previous versions of your files for 30 days. If you purchase EVH, you can revert to a previous file version or recover a deleted file at any time within a year of an edit or deletion made after your purchase.

Note: If you purchase Dropbox Pro in the App Store or Google Play marketplace you will not see an option to add EVH. If you would like to include EVH in your Pro subscription, please purchase on dropbox.com.

Purchasing extended version history

  • If you have a Dropbox Basic account, you'll need to upgrade to Dropbox Pro to add EVH.
  • If you already have a Dropbox Pro subscription, sign in to dropbox.com and select Extended Version History from your account settings.
  • Dropbox Business users have unlimited version history and can access any deleted and previous file versions. If you've connected your personal and work accounts, unlimited version history will only apply to your Dropbox Business account. If you'd like EVH for your personal account, you'll need to add it separately from your account settings after upgrading to Dropbox Pro.

For our advanced users

  • Extended version history is not retroactive. If a file was deleted or changed over 30 days ago, upgrading to EVH will not make it available again.
  • Permanently deleted files are not recoverable with EVH. Learn how to delete files, and what happens after you delete a file.
  • Previous versions and deleted files do not count against your storage quota, with or without the EVH add-on.
  • Deleting a shared folder is the same as leaving that folder. After you leave a shared folder, EVH will no longer be in effect for the content in that shared folder because it will no longer be linked to your account. If you add the folder again within 30 days of leaving it, deleted and previous versions of files from before the folder was left will still be recoverable with EVH.