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Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

futandrew
Explorer | Level 4

Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

This just appeared for no reason, and I cannot delete it. This is under the root folder. 

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Re: Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

Rich
Super User II

@futandrew wrote:

Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

This just appeared for no reason, and I cannot delete it. This is under the root folder. 


That file is required by the Dropbox Vault feature and it cannot be deleted.

 

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Re: Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

futandrew
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I understand it's a feature. However, there are two vault files on my list. I want to delete one of them. The one that has the file name "vault.dbx-vault" cannot be opened or deleted.

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Re: Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

Rich
Super User II

@futandrew wrote:

The one that has the file name "vault.dbx-vault" cannot be opened or deleted. 


You can't delete it. The file is required by Dropbox. Just ignore it.

Re: Can't delete a file called vault.dbx-vault

Operator_Tank
New member | Level 2

While this can be ignored, this is something I would consider very user unfriendly and confusing. I just ran into this myself. If this can be technically changed, I would strongly vote for this to be adjusted in future Dropbox versions / updates. Besides even the Help Center entry regarding this is confusing.

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