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Deleting computer folders from Dropbox

Re: Deleting computer folders from Dropbox

Sactown
New member | Level 2

Hello,

I think I was able to stop synching my desktop; documents and downloads to dropbox. However, I continue to get a message that my stoage is full. I would like to delete the files and folders that are now on dropbox taking up space, but I don't want to delete them from my computer.

 

I can't seem to find the answer. Could you help please?

 

Re: Deleting computer folders from Dropbox

Megan
Dropboxer

Hi @Sactown, welcome to our Community!

It sounds like you've both enabled our Computer backup feature. 

You can find detailed steps on how to disable it and move your content back in this Help Center article. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know!


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Re: Deleting computer folders from Dropbox

Sactown
New member | Level 2

I believe I have fixed the synching issues. My files seem to have been restored to their correct place on my PC. My question is: if I delete the files and folders labled i.e. "PC Desktop" in Dropbox, will they just be deleted from my Dropbox. But stay on my PC?

 

I have experimented and it seems that despite the message that files will be deleted from all my devices, since my files have been restored on my PC, I have been able to delete files from my Dropbox account and they remain on my PC. I hope my question is clear. I believe I have fixed this, but if I am wrong, I don't want to delete files from my PC inadvertantly.

 

Thank you.

Re: Deleting computer folders from Dropbox

Luciennedeschaux
New member | Level 2

If I disable it, will my folders and files stay on my computer?

 

Re: Deleting computer folders from Dropbox

Hannah
Dropboxer

Thanks for the nudge here, @Luciennedeschaux.

 

During the process of disabling backup, you'll be asked if you want to keep your content in folders on your PC/Mac or leave your content in Dropbox.

 

So, you can choose what you prefer.


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