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Can I delete the local files, if Dropbox has been uninstalled from my computer?

Can I delete the local files, if Dropbox has been uninstalled from my computer?

FS11
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Hi,

Just want to confirm...

Is it ok to delete files you want to have in your dropbox account if dropbox is uninstalled from computer?

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Nancy
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Hi @FS11! Welcome to our forum. 

 

Do you mean that you’ve uninstalled the Dropbox app from your computer, and you’d like to delete the files located within the remaining local Dropbox folder? 

 

If yes, then you can do this, since the folder no longer syncs to your web account and as a result, your files won’t get deleted from Dropbox.

 

Let me know, if I’ve misunderstood something though.


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Nancy
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Hi @FS11! Welcome to our forum. 

 

Do you mean that you’ve uninstalled the Dropbox app from your computer, and you’d like to delete the files located within the remaining local Dropbox folder? 

 

If yes, then you can do this, since the folder no longer syncs to your web account and as a result, your files won’t get deleted from Dropbox.

 

Let me know, if I’ve misunderstood something though.


Nancy
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FS11
New member | Level 2
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Thanks!

Yes, meant that...

I uninstalled but was hesitant if i may delete the files from my local disk or it will also delete the files online.

Thanks again

Nancy
Dropbox Staff
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Glad to have helped, @FS11! I’ll be here, if you need something else.


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