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Access to back up file

Evaandabby
Explorer | Level 3

If I delete the original file from my pc will my file that was backed up on Dropbox remain accessible?

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Re: Access to back up file

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hey @Evaandabby, thanks for posting!

If you have enabled the computer backup feature on your computer and you delete a file from your PC, it will also be deleted from Dropbox and vice versa. 

Let me know if you need anything else!

Hannah
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Re: Access to back up file

Evaandabby
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Thanks maybe you can help further. I’m wanting to reinstall windows due to a virus so I’m trying to figure out how to backup my personal files so I can access after the reinstall

Re: Access to back up file

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @Evaandabby, if you move files into the Dropbox folder, they'll be synced to the Dropbox site.

When you reinstall Windows and sign into the same Dropbox account again, the files will sync back to your computer. 

Therefore, the best option would be to move the files you want into the Dropbox folder, make sure they all have green ticks on them confirming they've synced, and then sign out of the app before reinstalling Windows.

If you need any more details, feel free to message back!

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