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Delete files from mac, keep on cloud

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How do I delete dropbox files off my computer (to free up space), but keep them on the cloud to access online? I have checked 'online only' but the green tick still appears for 'local'. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. 

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Re: Delete files from mac, keep on cloud

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Hey @mikeyellis, thanks for reaching out to us about this - I'd be happy to help!

In general, if you don't want to keep content on your hard drive, you can selectively sync it following these steps

However, you mention that you're using Smart Sync to make files online-only, but they're coming back as local.

If you'd like me to have a look into this for you, could you please clarify what the icons look like or send me a screenshot (without any personal info) of them just to have a better visual of what you're seeing as well?

Keep me posted!


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Re: Delete files from mac, keep on cloud

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Thanks for your help Lusil but I reckon I've got it sorted!

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