cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Learn all about apps and Dropbox integrations to make working from home easy here!

Dropbox files & folders

Get in sync with the Dropbox Community. Our members can answer all your questions on Dropbox files and folders. Join a discussion or start your own today.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Can I delete files after uninstalling Dropbox?

Can I delete files after uninstalling Dropbox?

imgaburieru
New member | Level 2

My question is actually pretty simple.

 

My HD was full so i've uninstalling dropbox, but the downloaded files are still on my Mac. Can i delete the files without messing with the files on dropbox? 

1 Reply 1

Re: Can I delete files after uninstalling Dropbox?

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @imgaburieru, thanks for joining the Community!

Provided that the Dropbox desktop application is definitely uninstalled, so that the Dropbox folder is no longer syncing, you can safely delete files in the local Dropbox folder without them affecting the files on the site. 

If you want to be even more certain, you can unlink the device if it's still visible on this page.

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

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
:arrows_counterclockwise: Still stuck? Ask me a question!
:pushpin: Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Poll
How do you get refocussed while working from home? Do you find any of these options keep you from getting distracted?
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?