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Re: converting from smartsync online storage back to local only. I do not want online storage.

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Converting from Smart Sync online storage back to local only. I do not want online storage.

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I have to uninstall and reinstall DB on my computer, but now all my files are online.  I want all my files to be local, but it appears set up to make changing back to loacl confusing.  I have looked everywhere with no results.  Please help.

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Re: converting from smartsync online storage back to local only. I do not want online storage.

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello @scubaairpig. Happy to help with this!

  Go to the desktop Preferences and the sync tab and change the default Smart Sync setting to "Local". 

Then navigate to your local Dropbox folder, right click it and set it to "Smart Sync" > "Local".

This way, your whole Dropbox will revert to local without even reinstalling! 

Note A simple reinstall maintains the sync settings. Just for future reference, this advanced reinstall here can delete all syncing settings and traces of the app to start fresh.  

Hope this helps. Let me know if this worked for you. 


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Re: converting from smartsync online storage back to local only. I do not want online storage.

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello @scubaairpig. Happy to help with this!

  Go to the desktop Preferences and the sync tab and change the default Smart Sync setting to "Local". 

Then navigate to your local Dropbox folder, right click it and set it to "Smart Sync" > "Local".

This way, your whole Dropbox will revert to local without even reinstalling! 

Note A simple reinstall maintains the sync settings. Just for future reference, this advanced reinstall here can delete all syncing settings and traces of the app to start fresh.  

Hope this helps. Let me know if this worked for you. 


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


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below. 
 Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.
 Still stuck? Ask me a question! (
Questions asked in the community will likely receive an answer within 4 hours!)

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