A few years ago I uninstalled Dropbox, not realising that the folders remained on my hard drive.
I need to get rid of them to free up some space, however there are a large number of shared files belonging to former clients of mine that I'm concerned not to delete permanently.
If I just delete the folders from my hard drive could this permanently delete their files? I have no idea who the owners are for each one. Its possible I set up the original folder and they dropped their files into it, would this mean my deleting it would remove it for them?
Before I got your reply, I tried reinstalling dropbox since I'd seen that suggestion elsewhere. I've got the app installed but have not logged in. When I try to uninstall it, i get a message saying it cannot be uninstalled as it is still open, even though I've quit the app from the menu bar (looking at the activity monitor, it seems there are background processes running?). How do I fully close the app to uninstall it?