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Deleting a folder

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So for some reason in my dropbox my whole mac I synced in, and taking up all the space. When. I try to delete it it says unable to delete. How can I remove the mac from the dropbox, not the dropbox from the map.

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Re: Deleting a folder

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@japaso wrote:

So for some reason in my dropbox my whole mac I synced in, and taking up all the space. When. I try to delete it it says unable to delete. How can I remove the mac from the dropbox, not the dropbox from the map.


This is a special folder that cannot be deleted like a regular folder. The folder is present because you have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

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Re: Deleting a folder

Helpful | Level 6

Hey japaso,

 

I think this is a MacOS problem and it might be because of different physical and logical sizes of the files.

Try this tip and set the "logical" size to zero: https://help.dropbox.com/accounts-billing/space-storage/low-disk-space?fallback=true

 

I hope this will solve your problem, if not please give some notice here.

 

Sincerely,

schroedingers_cat

Re: Deleting a folder

Super User II

@japaso wrote:

So for some reason in my dropbox my whole mac I synced in, and taking up all the space. When. I try to delete it it says unable to delete. How can I remove the mac from the dropbox, not the dropbox from the map.


This is a special folder that cannot be deleted like a regular folder. The folder is present because you have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

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Re: Deleting a folder

New member | Level 2

Thanks, Rich! Problem Solved!!!!!

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