I accidentally deleted a file or folder with all of my notes. Now what?

While Scriptation takes automatic saving and cloud sync very seriously, if a file/folder is manually deleted, outcomes will vary depending on device and storage location.

iPad & iPhone

If the file or folder was stored on...

Dropbox: Login to Dropbox.com and check "Deleted Files".
Google Drive: Login to Google.com/drive and check "Trash".
One Drive: Login to OneDrive.com and check "Recycle Bin".

If the file or folder was stored on iCloud or saved locally (i.e. On My iPad) once it is deleted in Scriptation, it unfortunately can no longer be retrieved from within the app, or on a single file basis.

The only potential way to restore the file is through restoring your entire device with an iCloud back-up.

To check the date and time of your last full device back-up, go to the Apple Settings menu. Click your Name/Photo, tap iCloud, then Manage Storage, and finally, Back-ups. After selecting your device, you can see if your most recent device back-up was before you deleted the files.

NOTE: Restoring a device from an iCloud back-up may have a variety of downsides, including data loss on files which were created or edited after the back-up time, or data loss with applications that are not included in the iCloud back-up.


Deleted files and folders can be retrieved from the desktop Trash Can icon.

What's Next?

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