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How do you delete dropbox folder from one computer, without deleting the shared documents from on another computer?

How do you delete dropbox folder from one computer, without deleting the shared documents from on another computer?

Caren D.
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I have two computers with that share the same dropbox file. I am getting rid of the older computer and want to delete dropbox and the files in it. However, I still want the files in the dropbox folder on newer computer. How can I do this without deleting all dropbox files on newer computer?

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Mark
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Unlink it at www.dropbox.com/account
Uninstall the app
Delete the folder


 


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Mark
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Unlink it at www.dropbox.com/account
Uninstall the app
Delete the folder


 


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David B.71
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Same situation here. I just migrated from an older MacBook to a newer one.

Where is the "unlink" that you mention above?

David B.71
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Oh, I see it on the Security Tab under "Settings"

Daniel R.41
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The current version of dropbox allows for selective syncing. For mac, go to the dropbox icon in the top right -> gear icon -> preferences -> account -> selective sync. Now you can manually choose which folders sync locally.

Jane A.2
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And how to do a selective sync at Windows 10?

 

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