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Can I use DropBox as cloud backup and delete files from my computer?

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Can I use DropBox as cloud backup and delete files from my computer?

Explorer | Level 3

I work with audio production, and my hard-drive is almost full of past projects that I want to keep. I would like to use DropBox to store all these files as backups, but I would also like to delete these files from my computer to free up some space.

I use DropBox only from the website, and never downloaded the app. Is it possible to upload those files to the DropBox cloud storage and delete them from my computer without losing any data? I was planning to go with these steps:

1) open DropBox.com on my web browser
2) login to my account
3) create a folder on my DropBox cloud called "audio backup"
4) drag files from my hard-drive to that new folder
5) delete files from my computer

Is this correct to achieve what I want? Am I missing something?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Can I use DropBox as cloud backup and delete files from my computer?

Dropboxer

Hi @FFF666; thanks for posting on our Community and happy Monday!

 

To cut things short, you're correct on all accounts and the steps you quoted are the best ones to follow here. Just make sure that the files and folders you'd like to backup on Dropbox are completely uploaded to our website before deleting them from your computer's hard drive. 

 

Let me know if you have any  more questions!



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Re: Can I use DropBox as cloud backup and delete files from my computer?

Dropboxer

Hi @FFF666; thanks for posting on our Community and happy Monday!

 

To cut things short, you're correct on all accounts and the steps you quoted are the best ones to follow here. Just make sure that the files and folders you'd like to backup on Dropbox are completely uploaded to our website before deleting them from your computer's hard drive. 

 

Let me know if you have any  more questions!



Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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New member | Level 2

I want to stop using BT Cloud and transfer all my back up file to Dropbox. I'm a private user not a business.

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