How To Search Your Account's Trash

Inevitably, you will delete something important and will need to dig through the trash to restore it. Our trash filter tool lets you filter with the following fields.

  • Item type: Files or folders

  • Item name

  • Original location
  • Who deleted the file: User ID or first and last name*

    *If your account has unlimited trash retention enabled, you can only search by first and last name

  • When the file was deleted: Today, last 7, last 30 days, or a custom date range you select

After opening the trash, click the Find in Trash option. Enter your search criteria and select Apply.


For Power Users

Power Users can typically manage trash for files they have deleted in the Web UI.

For Admins

  • Admins can manage trash for the entire domain
  • If you delete a user and then restore their Private folder from the trash, you will find its contents in a new Shared folder located at “/Shared/Files from deleted users/”
  • To modify the ability for Power Users to manage trash, go to the Configuration tab in Settings then scroll down to the Trash and Retention Policies section and change the Users can view and restore items they have deleted in trash option.


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