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Deletion and syncing

Deletion and syncing

Bill58
New member | Level 2

If I delete a file online, then sync with my dropbox folder on my pc, will it go back into the "cloud" online?  Also, how is the mobile app related to online and my pc folder?  

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Re: Deletion and syncing

Rich
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@Bill58 wrote:

If I delete a file online, then sync with my dropbox folder on my pc, will it go back into the "cloud" online?  Also, how is the mobile app related to online and my pc folder?  


If you delete a file online, when your computer syncs the file will be deleted from the computer as well. The mobile apps don't sync like the desktop clients do. Instead, they just show you a list of the files in your account, and allow you to upload and download files as needed. There are other features as well (automatic camera upload, document scanning, etc.), but that's the basic idea.

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Re: Deletion and syncing

Rich
Super User II

@Bill58 wrote:

If I delete a file online, then sync with my dropbox folder on my pc, will it go back into the "cloud" online?  Also, how is the mobile app related to online and my pc folder?  


If you delete a file online, when your computer syncs the file will be deleted from the computer as well. The mobile apps don't sync like the desktop clients do. Instead, they just show you a list of the files in your account, and allow you to upload and download files as needed. There are other features as well (automatic camera upload, document scanning, etc.), but that's the basic idea.

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Bill58
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Thank you!!

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