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Removing files from MacBook hard drive but leaving them alone everywhere else

Removing files from MacBook hard drive but leaving them alone everywhere else

Sheryl46
Explorer | Level 3

I am so confused.  From what I've read there is a checkbox I am supposed to check to make a file online only.  I don't see one. When I look at the dropbox folder and the files listed within, I see three possibilities next to the name of the folder.  A little gray cloud, a little blue circle with arrows inside, or a little green circle with a check.  I assume the ones with the blue circle are waiting to be synched.  The ones with the green circle are up to date is my assumption.  If that is correct, how do I remove the ones with little green circles ?

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Jay
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Hi @Sheryl46, thanks for posting today!

 

This would be related to the context menu when you right click a file or folder in Finder. You can make files available offline, or online-only (so they don't take up space on your machine).

 

The sync icons can be found on this page for more details, as it sounds like you're not using the newer version of the Dropbox desktop application.

 

If you have any further queries, feel free to message back.


Jay
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