Can I Retrieve Deleted Figma Files?

Have you ever accidentally deleted a Figma file or component? If so, you’re not alone.

Figma is an incredibly powerful tool for creating and collaborating on designs, but there are times when mistakes can be made – such as deleting a file or component without realizing it. Fortunately, it is possible to retrieve deleted Figma files and components in most cases.

When a file is deleted in Figma, it is moved to the “Trash” folder. This folder can be accessed by clicking the “Trash” icon in the left sidebar of your Figma workspace.

Once you open the Trash folder, you will see a list of all the files and components that have been deleted in that workspace. From here, you can select any item and restore it by clicking the “Restore” button at the top of the page.

If you need to retrieve an older version of a file or component that was previously deleted, then you can also do this from within the Trash folder. Each item listed in the Trash folder will have an “Older Versions” link next to it. Clicking this link will open up a list of all previous versions of that item with their associated dates and times.

It’s important to note that items in the Trash folder are only kept for 30 days before they are permanently deleted from your workspace. Therefore, if you need to retrieve an item from your Trash folder make sure to do it as soon as possible.

In conclusion, if you accidentally delete a file or component in Figma, don’t panic! Just go to your Trash folder and you should be able to find and restore it there. However, make sure to do this within 30 days before it is permanently removed from your workspace.