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A pop up says that the file will be deleted from Dropbox and my computers.

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If I put a document in dropbox, but decide I want it out can I deleate from dropbox but not off of my computer? The popup says it will deleate both.

 

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Re: files being deleated

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Dropboxer

Hey @rdurrett! Thanks for sharing your concern. 

The message says that the file will be deleted from the Dropbox cloud and all the devices that you have linked to it, meaning the Dropbox apps of these devices. 

So, by dragging the file outside of Dropbox you still have it in your device. The Dropbox app can't see it and the cloud will believe you deleted it, but the desktop app cannot delete something that is outside the Dropbox folder. No worries! 

Feel free to share any other concerns or Dropbox questions you might have! 

Cheers!


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


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