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Locked out of dropbox account

by VigneshB792 / April 2, 2013 1:23 AM PDT

I had enabled 2 step verification for my dropbox account linking it to use Google Authenticator. Yesterday, I formatted my PC and also reset my galaxy s3 in process removing both the google authenticator app from the mobile and the dropbox app in my PC(it was the only trusted PC in my dropbox account). Now, there is an option in Dropbox to get codes by SMS if ever you lose your authenticator app. But am not getting any SMS codes from Dropbox(Perhaps my service provider is blocking them?)
Unfortunately, the emergency recovery code is also lost during the format(I just don't know how I forgot to back that up Everything else mundane or not is backed up). So virtually, locking me out of my account.
So, is there any way I can get into my account? To turn off the 2 step verification also, you need to login to the account. Scanned through the entire help section of dropbox, couldn't find any workaround.

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Good question but my question is simpler.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 1:26 AM PDT
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I have backup of the content in dropbox in my external drive
by VigneshB792 / April 2, 2013 1:35 AM PDT

In fact, when I bought my S3, Samsung had an offer which gave me 48GB extra storage in dropbox for an year.
Luckily, all the contents that are in my dropbox account are in my external hard drive.

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Then back to dropbox support.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 1:37 AM PDT

Only they can unlock it for you.

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Shot them an email
by VigneshB792 / April 2, 2013 1:44 AM PDT

Thanks a lot for taking out your time.
Anyway, I have sent an email to dropbox support.
Will keep you updated.

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