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Take Control of Dropbox, 2nd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Recover Older and Deleted Files

You know that every file you put in your Dropbox is immediately synced to the cloud, and thence to all your computers. But Dropbox is even more sophisticated than that. Every time you change a file in your Dropbox and save it, Dropbox syncs just the differences from the previous version—a rapid process—and it remembers the way the file looked the previous time it was saved, and the time before that, and so on back to the first time you synced it within the last 30 days (or the last year, with The Extended Version History Option). So if you ever need to retrieve an older version of any of your Dropbox files, you can. Similarly, even though you may delete something from your Dropbox, causing it to disappear from ...

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