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Disconnect my Mac

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hello, I unfortunately connected my mac's content to Dropbox.

Now I have no more space in Dropbox which bothers me a lot.

Do you know how to disconnect "My Mac (MBP-de-Palita)" please?

 

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Would like to delete this.

 

Thank you in advance !

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Re: Disconnect my Mac

Explorer | Level 4
  1. Open Preferences from the Dropbox app icon in the System Bar
  2. Open Backups
  3. Manage Backup
  4. Uncheck the Computer
  5. Save/Close

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Re: Disconnect my Mac

Explorer | Level 4
  1. Open Preferences from the Dropbox app icon in the System Bar
  2. Open Backups
  3. Manage Backup
  4. Uncheck the Computer
  5. Save/Close

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Re: Disconnect my Mac

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I ended up fixing the problem by unpairing the Mac and then deleting the file.

Thank you

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Re: Disconnect my Mac

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Which file did you delete to remove the My Mac? 

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Re: Disconnect my Mac

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

OMG this "My Mac" sync thing was really doing my head in but I eventually got it to stop trying to sync that folder. Here's what I think I did:

 

  1. Disable the Backup crap as outlined above. That wasn't enough though .... it was still sync'ing away. Wtf !!!
  2. Go back into the [Preferences > Sync > Choose Folder] and deselect "My Mac" there. That wasn't enough though .... it was still sync'ing away. Wtf !!!
  3. Open the Dropbox descktop app and manually delete the "My Mac". Then is stopped syncing. Hurrah !!!

 

I have to say ... the Dropbox user interface has totally gone to sh1t. It's just all over the place now. A maze of stupid upsell options and other crap that I don't care about ... multiple entry points OMG. It's just totally confusing to me now. I just want to select a few folders that I want sync'd to Dropbox. Please make that simple use case easy. I don't freaking want Dropbox auto-syncing random fodlers for me or auto-enabling Backups - I'll look after that myself thanks !!! Or at least make it easy to turn off that sh1t !!!

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