I'm in desperate need of some help.
I am using parallels on my MacBook to provide both Windows PC & Apple OS. Last night I upgraded my free account to an additional 250MB but in doing so Dropbox has now sync'd my entire Windows OS into a MacFiles folder on my Windows PC desktop (including removing all my Windows OS desktop shortcuts/file).
Now I can only access my files on my Windows PC through the sole 'MacFiles Folder' and it is saying I may not have access to these files...
I have no idea how to reverse this process so that I get the normal access to my Windows PC and Windows PC desktop files/shortcuts.
Apologies for not getting back to you earlier... the notification email went into my spam folder.
The folder is "My Mac (Jims-MBP.lan)"...
I followed the instructions on the link you provided as follows:
To turn off computer backup:
At this point it said that I syncing is paused (couldn't stop backup); as shown below... (I had paused the syncing when I realised what was happening). Should I resume syncing then then repeat the process to turn off the computer backup?
I resumed the syncing then stopped the backup.
My Windows OS rebooted & all the files are back where they were... thanks very much! I'm extremely relieved.
As a minor point, I know have the 'Mac Files' icon on my PC desktop.
Is there any way I can remove this icon that won't delete everything in it or the files in Dropbox? I still have the 'Dropbox on Mac (W:) as shown below....
I just saw your reply. I went into Dropbox>Preferences>Backups and it said setup & not manage so it is definitely turned off...
Awesome work, @Kiwi Jim in the UK!
The "Mac Files" folder doesn't seem to be a part of your Dropbox folder, as it's not syncing and it is outside of the desktop app.
Are you able to move the items back to their original location?
PS. No worries, I jumped in on the conversation a bit too excitedly myself. 😅
The list of folders/files in both the 'Dropbox on Mac (W:)' & 'Mac Files' are exactly the same.
Is the 'Mac Files' folder then just another link/access to the folders/files in the 'Dropbox on Mac (W:)'?.... if so, can I just delete the 'Mac Files' folder without affecting the folders/files in the 'Dropbox on Mac (W:)'?
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