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Dropbox Personal (Old)

Dropbox Personal (Old)

Jamlindell
Explorer | Level 3

I had to clean up my hard drive just now, and discovered that I seem to have several instances of Dropbox taking up space. On C:/users/[myusername] I find the folder "Dropbox Personal" - but also "Dropbox personal (Old)". The Old folder changed last 15 Dec last year, which may coincide with the release of (and my installation of) the new dropbox app for Windows (10). I have no recollection of creating the Old folder myself, so I assume that it is related to some sw update or other.

 

Anyone else have the same experience? Anyone who knows whether it is safe to simply delete the "Dropbox Personal (Old)" version? It consumes a lot of disk space, and I do not want to run into future version problems either. 

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Re: Dropbox Personal (Old)

Jay
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Hi @Jamlindell, thanks for joining the Community!

If the Dropbox folder has the (Old) suffix, then it means it's no longer syncing to the site, and belonged to another Dropbox account.

You can safely delete that folder, assuming there are no green ticks or other sync icons in the folder, if you no longer need the files in the folder.

If you need any further assistance, please let me know!

Jay
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Re: Dropbox Personal (Old)

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @Jamlindell, thanks for joining the Community!

If the Dropbox folder has the (Old) suffix, then it means it's no longer syncing to the site, and belonged to another Dropbox account.

You can safely delete that folder, assuming there are no green ticks or other sync icons in the folder, if you no longer need the files in the folder.

If you need any further assistance, please let me know!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Dropbox Personal (Old)

Jamlindell
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks - although it cannot be that it belonged to another dropbox account since I have never had any.


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