Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Time Window To Restore A Deleted Google Account Is Limited

We've known for a while about the limited ability for Blogger to restore a deleted blog. Recently, we learned about a second, and possibly more severe, restore limit.

Google Accounts: Deleting or restoring a Google account warns us that the ability to restore a deleted Google account is limited.
If you accidentally deleted your Google Account, you can attempt to restore it by going to our password assistance page within a limited window of time after deletion.
Without any authoritative source to quote, I am told that the "limited window" is less than a business week.

If you delete your Google account, you have to have the account restored - not recreated - if you hope to regain use of your Blogger account - and (if necessary) have your blogs also restored. If this happens, you will need to act quickly - and hope that you can provide the necessary details, to regain control of your account and / or blogs.

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2 comments:

Mummy Vin-Avan said...

i tried restoring my gmail account in hope to get my blog back. 0 result. what should i do now? thanks!

Chuck Croll said...

Mummy,

This would be an excellent issue for discussion in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.