cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Check out the Dropbox cheat sheet for getting started in 2021 here!

Dropbox files & folders

Get in sync with the Dropbox Community. Our members can answer all your questions on Dropbox files and folders. Join a discussion or start your own today.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Downloads folder

Downloads folder

Explorer | Level 3

My Downloads folder syncs to Dropbox (I must have inadvertently caused this to happen at some point) and I am worried that if I delete it from Dropbox it will also delete it from my PC (Windows 10).  Can I stop it.

 

Also when I first started to use Dropbox I would get messages warning me that if I deleted a file or folder it would delete everywhere.  Again I may well have disabled this message but can I get it back again.

Thanks

1 Accepted Solution

Accepted Solutions

Re: Downloads folder

Dropboxer

Hello there @rogtut; thanks for posting on our Community!

 

You can find out how to disable the computer backup feature here

 

Regarding the warning messages you mentioned, you can reset those through the app's preferences

 

Just navigate to your Account tab and hold Alt+H and click on the 'Reset File System Warning options' button that comes up and then click on 'Apply'. 

 

You may need to reboot your computer for these changes to take effect though. 

 

Let me know how you get on!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

View solution in original post

3 Replies 3

Re: Downloads folder

Dropboxer

Hello there @rogtut; thanks for posting on our Community!

 

You can find out how to disable the computer backup feature here

 

Regarding the warning messages you mentioned, you can reset those through the app's preferences

 

Just navigate to your Account tab and hold Alt+H and click on the 'Reset File System Warning options' button that comes up and then click on 'Apply'. 

 

You may need to reboot your computer for these changes to take effect though. 

 

Let me know how you get on!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

View solution in original post

Re: Downloads folder

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks Walter

 

All done!

 

Re: Downloads folder

Dropboxer

Glad I could help @rogtut.

 

See you around the Community and take care! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Polls
Are you starting new work habits this year?

Work Smarter with Dropbox

The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.

Sound good? Let's get started.
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?