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Can I remove files from my computer but not delete them?

Explorer | Level 3

How can I remove files/folders from my pc but leave them on the web to be accessable from my pc and othe devices? metric

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Selective sync is under the Sync tab in the Preferences on the dropbox pc app.
You can't get to it from the right click menu in a file browser.

In your preferences you can untick any folders you want to not synch to this computer.
This allows them to not be downloaded to your current computer to save space but they are still available online and on any other computers you have that sync them.

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Hey there @metric
 
If you want to remove content from your Dropbox folder but not from your account or other connected devices, you can selectively sync it. You can find more info on this here
 
Hope this helped!

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


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Explorer | Level 3

Thank you Lusll, but where do I find selective sync?

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Selective sync is under the Sync tab in the Preferences on the dropbox pc app.
You can't get to it from the right click menu in a file browser.

In your preferences you can untick any folders you want to not synch to this computer.
This allows them to not be downloaded to your current computer to save space but they are still available online and on any other computers you have that sync them.

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Cleaning off my computer to sell

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New member | Level 2

Cleaning off my computer to sell. All files backed up to Dropbox but my files on my computer hard drive still indicate that they are in drop box. How do I erase them on my computer but keep them in Drop box? Do I take Drop box off the computer before deleting the files? 

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Re: Cleaning off my computer to sell

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Yes, exactly! 😉 Or unlink it, at least.

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