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Stop Dropbox from deleting files when USB harddrive comes unplugged

Stop Dropbox from deleting files when USB harddrive comes unplugged

Anya 111111
New member | Level 2
Make a precautionary feature that allows Dropbox windows app to stop syncing when the hard drive is disconnected.

Internal harddrives fail too! That's a terrible feature to have the Dropbox windows app start deleting files from the cloud just because it can't access the hard drive it's trying to sync to, and thus it thinks those files have been deleted from the hard drive, when in fact the hard drive has just failed/shut off/disconnected.
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Mark
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There are already features in place to do exactly this - they have been in the software quite a while now (since they started allowing you to move it to an external drive, before that it was blocked). However, they are not fail safe and its why its strongly not recommended to have your drive on an external one. 


 


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