Restore file

post
https://api.box.com/2.0
/files/:file_id

Restores a file that has been moved to the trash.

An optional new parent ID can be provided to restore the file to in case the original folder has been deleted.

Request

application/json

Path Parameters

stringin pathrequired
12345

The unique identifier that represent a file.

The ID for any file can be determined by visiting a file in the web application and copying the ID from the URL. For example, for the url https://*.app.box.com/files/123 the file_id is 123.

Query Parameters

string arrayin queryoptional
id,type,name

A comma-separated list of attributes to include in the response. This can be used to request fields that are not normally returned in a standard response.

Be aware that specifying this parameter will have the effect that none of the standard fields are returned in the response unless explicitly specified, instead only fields for the mini representation are returned, additional to the fields requested.

Request Body

stringin bodyoptional
Restored.docx

An optional new name for the file.

Parentin body

Specifies an optional ID of a folder to restore the file to when the original folder no longer exists.

Please be aware that this ID will only be used if the original folder no longer exists. Use this ID to provide a fallback location to restore the file to if the original location has been deleted.

stringin bodyoptional
123

The ID of parent item

Response

application/jsonFile

Returns a file object when the file has been restored.

application/jsonClient Error

Returns an error if the user does not have access to the folder the file is being restored to, or the user does not have permission to restore files from the trash.

application/jsonClient Error

Returns an error if the file is not in the trash.

application/jsonClient Error

Returns an error if there is an file with the same name in the folder the file is being restored to.

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Request Example

cURL
curl -X POST https://api.box.com/2.0/files/12345 \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>" \
     -H "Content-Type: application/json"
.NET
var requestParams = new BoxFileRequest()
{
    Name = "Name in case of conflict",
    Parent = new BoxRequestEntity()
    {
        // File will be placed in this folder if original location no longer exists
        Id = "12345" 
    }
};
BoxFile restoredFile = await client.FilesManager.RestoreTrashedAsync(requestParams);
Java
String fileID = "125367";
String newName = "Presentation 2018 ORIGINAL.pptx";
String newParentID = "98765";

BoxTrash trash = new BoxTrash(api);
// Avoid conflicts at the original location
trash.restoreFile(fileID, newName, newParentID);
Python
file_to_restore = client.file(file_id='11111')
restored_file = client.trash().restore_item(file_to_restore)
print('File ID is {0} and name is {1}'.format(restored_file.id, restored_file.name))
Node
client.files.restoreFromTrash(
	'11111',
	{
		// New name in case of conflict
		name: 'New Name',
		// File will be placed in this folder if original location no longer exists
		parent_id: '0'
	})
	.then(restoredFile => {
		/* trashedFile -> {
			type: 'file',
			id: '11111',
			sequence_id: '2',
			etag: '2',
			sha1: '4bd9e98652799fc57cf9423e13629c151152ce6c',
			name: 'Screenshot_1_30_13_6_37_PM.png',
			description: '',
			size: 163265,
			path_collection: 
			{ total_count: 1,
				entries: 
				[ { type: 'folder',
					id: '0',
					sequence_id: null,
					etag: null,
					name: 'All Files' } ] },
			created_at: '2013-01-30T18:43:56-08:00',
			modified_at: '2013-01-30T18:44:00-08:00',
			trashed_at: null,
			purged_at: null,
			content_created_at: '2013-01-30T18:43:56-08:00',
			content_modified_at: '2013-01-30T18:44:00-08:00',
			created_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' },
			modified_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' },
			owned_by: 
			{ type: 'user',
				id: '33333',
				name: 'Example User',
				login: 'user@example.com' },
			shared_link: null,
			parent: 
			{ type: 'folder',
				id: '0',
				sequence_id: null,
				etag: null,
				name: 'All Files' },
			item_status: 'active' }
		*/
	});

Response Example

{
  "id": 12345,
  "etag": 1,
  "type": "file",
  "sequence_id": 3,
  "name": "Contract.pdf",
  "sha1": "85136C79CBF9FE36BB9D05D0639C70C265C18D37",
  "description": "Contract for Q1 renewal",
  "size": 629644,
  "path_collection": {
    "total_count": 1,
    "entries": [
      {
        "id": 12345,
        "etag": 1,
        "type": "folder",
        "sequence_id": 3,
        "name": "Contracts"
      }
    ]
  },
  "created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "trashed_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "purged_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "content_created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "content_modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "created_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "name": "Aaron Levie",
    "login": "ceo@example.com"
  },
  "modified_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "name": "Aaron Levie",
    "login": "ceo@example.com"
  },
  "owned_by": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "user",
    "name": "Aaron Levie",
    "login": "ceo@example.com"
  },
  "shared_link": {
    "url": "https://www.box.com/s/vspke7y05sb214wjokpk",
    "download_url": "https://www.box.com/shared/static/rh935iit6ewrmw0unyul.jpeg",
    "vanity_url": "https://acme.app.box.com/v/my_url/",
    "access": "open",
    "effective_access": "company",
    "effective_permission": "can_download",
    "unshared_at": "2018-04-13T13:53:23-07:00",
    "is_password_enabled": true,
    "permissions": {
      "can_download": true,
      "can_preview": true
    },
    "download_count": 3,
    "preview_count": 3
  },
  "parent": {
    "id": 12345,
    "etag": 1,
    "type": "folder",
    "sequence_id": 3,
    "name": "Contracts"
  },
  "item_status": "active",
  "version_number": 1,
  "comment_count": 10,
  "permissions": {
    "can_delete": true,
    "can_download": true,
    "can_invite_collaborator": true,
    "can_rename": true,
    "can_set_share_access": true,
    "can_share": true,
    "can_annotate": true,
    "can_comment": true,
    "can_preview": true,
    "can_upload": true,
    "can_view_annotations_all": true,
    "can_view_annotations_self": true
  },
  "tags": [
    "approved"
  ],
  "lock": {
    "id": 11446498,
    "type": "lock",
    "created_by": {
      "id": 11446498,
      "type": "user",
      "name": "Aaron Levie",
      "login": "ceo@example.com"
    },
    "created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
    "expired_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
    "is_download_prevented": true
  },
  "extension": "pdf",
  "is_package": true,
  "expiring_embed_link": {
    "access_token": "c3FIOG9vSGV4VHo4QzAyg5T1JvNnJoZ3ExaVNyQWw6WjRsanRKZG5lQk9qUE1BVQ",
    "expires_in": 3600,
    "token_type": "bearer",
    "restricted_to": [
      {
        "scope": "item_download",
        "object": {
          "id": 12345,
          "etag": 1,
          "type": "file",
          "sequence_id": 3,
          "name": "Contract.pdf"
        }
      }
    ],
    "url": "https://cloud.app.box.com/preview/expiring_embed/..."
  },
  "watermark_info": {
    "is_watermarked": true
  },
  "allowed_invitee_roles": [
    "open"
  ],
  "is_externally_owned": true,
  "has_collaborations": true,
  "metadata": {
    "global": {
      "marketingCollateral": {
        "$canEdit": true,
        "$id": "01234500-12f1-1234-aa12-b1d234cb567e",
        "$parent": "folder_59449484661",
        "$scope": "enterprise_27335",
        "$template": "blueprintTemplate",
        "$type": "blueprintTemplate-6bcba49f-ca6d-4d2a-a758-57fe6edf44d0",
        "$typeVersion": 2,
        "$version": 1
      }
    }
  },
  "expires_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
  "representations": {
    "entries": [
      {
        "content": {
          "url_template": "https://dl.boxcloud.com/api/2.0/internal_files/123/versions/345/representations/png_paged_2048x2048/content/{+asset_path}?watermark_content=4567"
        },
        "info": {
          "url": "https://api.box.com/2.0/internal_files/123/versions/345/representations/png_paged_2048x2048"
        },
        "properties": {
          "dimensions": "2048x2048",
          "paged": true,
          "thumb": true
        },
        "representation": "png",
        "status": {
          "state": "success"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}