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Getting rid of my work computer and will be deleting all of the files on it

Explorer | Level 4

I'm getting rid of my work computer and using smart sync. I will be deleting Dropbox on the computer before returning it which will automatically delete everything on Dropbox in the cloud. How do I delete the files from my computer without having them be deleted on Dropbox? I know I can restore deleted files but is it going to try to find the computer that was returned to my company?

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Re: Getting rid of my work computer and will be deleting all of the files on it

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Hi @steveadil, thanks for messaging today!

 

If you want to safely delete the local Dropbox folder without affecting the files on the Dropbox site, you can do the following:

  • Unlink the device from the Dropbox account
  • Uninstall the Dropbox app (this is optional, however)
  • Delete the Dropbox folder on your machine

This will delete the local data, and the files on the site will be unaffected.

 

Hope this helps!


Jay
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Re: Getting rid of my work computer and will be deleting all of the files on it

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi @steveadil, thanks for messaging today!

 

If you want to safely delete the local Dropbox folder without affecting the files on the Dropbox site, you can do the following:

  • Unlink the device from the Dropbox account
  • Uninstall the Dropbox app (this is optional, however)
  • Delete the Dropbox folder on your machine

This will delete the local data, and the files on the site will be unaffected.

 

Hope this helps!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Getting rid of my work computer and will be deleting all of the files on it

Explorer | Level 4

Perfect, thank you Jay!

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Re: Getting rid of my work computer and will be deleting all of the files on it

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

No worires, @steveadil, if you do it in that order, then there will be no file loss!

 

Enjoy your weekend! 


Jay
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