No, these are not shortcuts. They are folders. They only exist on the desktop, they do not exist within the Dropbox folder.
The icons in the screenshot appear every couple of weeks, for a hour or so and then they turn back to the Green Tick icon. I don't know what the Sync Status is reporting at that time. I don't have the Dropbox app running when it happens. Next time I will check the Sync Status. But I cannot check it until the icons reappear, and this is happening randomly. To be clear, I am not sharing any folders with anyone. My Shared tab in Dropbox is empty. I do not share, and I have not shared in the past. Also the Share icon is different to the icon in the screenshot (the two identical people icon).
I MUST KNOW what the icon in the screenshot means, and why it is happening. Please, can you find out and let me know.
The app is not running when these icons appear. I am not opening and closing the app when they appear either.
In fact, I don't use the app.
If the icons are not Dropbox icons, whose icons might they be? And why have they only started appearing since I have had Dropbox? If they are not Dropbox icons, I don't understand why they are aligned with the Dropbox format/interface: that is, they change with the Dropbox icons - from green tick, to syncing a new folder, to the 'two people' icon - and then back to the green tick again. It seems to me the two people icon IS part of the Dropbox suite. I don't see how it could be unrelated - that doesn't add up?
Surely, another Dropbox client running on Windows 10 has/is experiencing this icon appearing. Does it have anything to do with automatic back up to computer?
Thank you for continuing to work with me on this Daphne.
This is what my desktop screen look like most of the time.
Also, while I do have the Dropbox app installed (it's on my taskbar) I don't use it - that is, I don't open the app and interact with its functions. I seldom actually go Dropbox, but if I do, I tend to do so via the web browser because I have Dropbox in my bookmarks bar.
I only have a subscription to Dropbox to know that my computer files are backed up in case my laptop is stolen or damaged. I don't use the other functions it offers, such as Share, or Vault or anything else.
I don't have another sync service running on my computer (that I'm aware of). Moreover, I just checked the 'backup' setting and it says that backup needs to be to a external hard drive. I don't have/use an external hard drive.
To add, I don't have any other computer or device that runs Dropbox. I did have the app on my phone for a while, but it was a nuisance so I uninstalled it from my phone.
If, as you suggest, that the two people icon is not a Dropbox function, would that mean that if I canceled my Dropbox subscription, and uninstalled it from my computer, that the icon would still appear randomly? Because I don't think it would.
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