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How do I delete folders ?

Explorer | Level 4

I can't see how to delete a folder on Dropbox web interface.

This folder is part of my selective folders which means it's not on my computer anymore.

 

Problem: the mentioned folder contains about 10 000 images. Do i have to tick the 10 000 corresponding boxes in order to delete my folder's content? This sounds crazy. If this is the only option, I'm switching to Amazon S3.

 

Thanks.

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On our website, go to your files page, so that you can see the list of folders and files. Here, if you hover your mouse pointer over the folder you wish to delete, you’ll see a small box appear to the left of the folder icon. Check this box, and then the option to delete should appear on the upper right portion of the screen. Here’s what it looks like on my account:
 
Screenshot 2017-07-06 at 12.20.21 PM.png

 

 

 
 
Let me know if this does the trick! 
Thanks
 

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Dropboxer
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On our website, go to your files page, so that you can see the list of folders and files. Here, if you hover your mouse pointer over the folder you wish to delete, you’ll see a small box appear to the left of the folder icon. Check this box, and then the option to delete should appear on the upper right portion of the screen. Here’s what it looks like on my account:
 
Screenshot 2017-07-06 at 12.20.21 PM.png

 

 

 
 
Let me know if this does the trick! 
Thanks
 

Sanchez
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Explorer | Level 4
@Sanchez : Thank you very much for the very helpful tip!
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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I don't see any box to check to the left of my folders. I only see that box to the left of my files. I was able to delete the files, but now I'd like to get rid of the empty folder.

 

How did you get the boxes to appear to the left of the folder name? Hovering didn't make anything appear.

 

thanks,

Elisa

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Make sure you are viewing the files at www.dropbox.com/home and not via the Photos view.

 


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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

thanks for the quick reply! I am in /home (didn't know there was a "Photo view," I'll have to figure out what that is.

 

In any case, I figured out how to delete this file. It was different I think because it was an entire workspace, so I was able to delete it from my account page.

 

thanks again for your speedy assistance.

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Would you mind taking a minute of your time to fill out a survey sharing your experience using our Dropbox Community? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2lNKIxT

Thank you!

[This thread is now closed. If you have a similar or new question, you can ask here: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/forums/postpage/category-id/101001000]



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