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Re: Exciting storage limit after adding new Mac

Exciting storage limit after adding new Mac

Imperax
New member | Level 2

Hi guys today I have downloaded my Dropbox on my new Mac. I have a basic plan, I use 6.5GB out of 10 GB available. As soon as I downloaded the app on my Mac, the system has added MY MAC to the storage and I have exteded the limits. I have tried to find a way to delete MyMac from the list of the documents saved without success. It seems I can only delete files and folder but not disactivating the MyMac. Hope this makes sense. Could you pls help? Thanks!

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Re: Exciting storage limit after adding new Mac

Elixir
Super User

Hello @Imperax, I think you have enabled the Dropbox backup feature. In order to deactivate the backup feature follow these steps: 

  1. Open your Dropbox desktop app preferences (Click the Dropbox icon in the menubar → click the profile/account icon on the top right → Select preferences). 
  2. Click the Backups tab.
  3. Click Manage backup
  4. Uncheck the folders you’d like to stop backing up to Dropbox or uncheck My Mac/My PC to turn off backup for all folders at once. 
  5. Click Save.
  6. Choose Keep content in folders on this PC/Mac or Leave content in Dropbox.
    • If you choose Keep content in folders on this PC/Mac, the files and folders you stopped backing up can be found in their original folders on your computer. 
    • If you choose Leave content in Dropbox, new files you add to those folders will save to their original folders on your computer, but the files and folders you previously backed up to Dropbox with computer backup will remain in your Dropbox account. On your computer, they’ll be accessible by shortcuts, in their original folders, called “My files in Dropbox”. 
      • Note: If you see Set Up instead, it means computer backup is already off.
  7. Click Stop backup.
  8. Click Close.

More info here https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/computer-backup

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Re: Exciting storage limit after adding new Mac

Elixir
Super User

Hello @Imperax, I think you have enabled the Dropbox backup feature. In order to deactivate the backup feature follow these steps: 

  1. Open your Dropbox desktop app preferences (Click the Dropbox icon in the menubar → click the profile/account icon on the top right → Select preferences). 
  2. Click the Backups tab.
  3. Click Manage backup
  4. Uncheck the folders you’d like to stop backing up to Dropbox or uncheck My Mac/My PC to turn off backup for all folders at once. 
  5. Click Save.
  6. Choose Keep content in folders on this PC/Mac or Leave content in Dropbox.
    • If you choose Keep content in folders on this PC/Mac, the files and folders you stopped backing up can be found in their original folders on your computer. 
    • If you choose Leave content in Dropbox, new files you add to those folders will save to their original folders on your computer, but the files and folders you previously backed up to Dropbox with computer backup will remain in your Dropbox account. On your computer, they’ll be accessible by shortcuts, in their original folders, called “My files in Dropbox”. 
      • Note: If you see Set Up instead, it means computer backup is already off.
  7. Click Stop backup.
  8. Click Close.

More info here https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/computer-backup

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Re: Exciting storage limit after adding new Mac

Imperax
New member | Level 2

Thank you very much Elixir for your quick and helpful reply. You are a star! Have a great day.

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