Undo Deletions and this must be 15 characters


#1

I had a drive crash and now odrive thinks I’ve deleted most of my Dropbox. Why isn’t there an easy way to restore these files except 1

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x212 files. You have a pretty spiffy web interface here. Couldn’t there be a Check All and Undelete? You certainly make it easy to flush all my files away with a single click. Why is it so difficult to say “uh-oh, I didn’t mean to do that!”?
Users don’t want disaster recovery to be a second disaster.


#2

FYI: if anyone else runs across an accidental mass-deletion either by accident or drive loss or whatever - I undid the pending changes by uninstalling o-drive with RevoUnisntaller then removing all o-drive folders in the user profile folder (default c:\users\username) - there’s a hidden (WHY?!) .odrive folder and a not hidden odrive folder.
I think Revo may have missed the user profile data because it assumed it was user data and not program data.

After re-installing o-drive began downloading all the missing files in my dropbox which it, thankfully, never synced the deletes.


#3

Thanks for the update.

For future reference, here are four ways you can recover all files, in preferred order:

  • Unsync the folder that contains the deletes and then re-sync it.
  • Unlink the Dropbox account and re-link it
  • Deauthorize odrive and reauthorize from the odrive tray menu
  • Uninstall and reinstall.

For uninstall, I would recommend looking at this post. The windows uninstaller has been much improved in our last release and should be very simple. OS X is a little more cumbersome, but there is a one-liner that can be copied and pasted to take care of everything:

I agree that a “restore all” feature would be nice and I have passed the suggestion on to the product team.


#4

Unsync is a “Premium Feature”

The rest seems doable, but far more cumbersome.