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How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

TitanxD
Explorer | Level 4

Whenver I navigate through my folder, and go to the main drive, the path makes no sense as it is /dropbox/my pc. I deleted dropbox and its still there pls help. How do i remove the dropbox folder and dropbox from the path. its driving me nuts!snip.png

 

that is the /dropbox thing im talking about. i want it removed!!!

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Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

Daphne
Dropboxer

You can reset the file path for these folders with the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the system's Desktop/Downloads/Documents folders via the File Explorer (not the folders in Dropbox).
  2. Right click the folder and choose "Properties".
  3. Go to the "Location" tab.
  4. Choose to reset the default folder path.

If you're having trouble locating these folders, they would be under the path C:/users/[your username]/

 

If you have any trouble with these steps then please let me know the exact step that you're running into issues. You can send along a screenshot too if relevant.


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Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey there @TitanxD, let's see what we can do. 

 

Since you've uninstalled the desktop app, have you tried restoring the default folder path via the Windows properties? 

 

Let me know how it goes, thanks!


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Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

TitanxD
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Can you show me how it works? Link a video maybe that I can follow? Thank you!

Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

Lusil
Dropboxer

You should be able to find the relevant steps by looking it up on the web, but give me a shout if you have any trouble along the way.

 

Thanks!


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Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

TitanxD
Explorer | Level 4

I could find steps on how to reset the path for other folders like downloads, and documents. But I couldn't figure out how to do it on the main drive, from which I showed the screenshot earlier.

Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

Daphne
Dropboxer

Thanks for clarifying that @TitanxD!

 

The "My PC" folder doesn't mean that the Dropbox app has backed up the entire computer to Dropbox.

 

Within this folder, you will see the computer folders that had synced with Dropbox.

 

Since you mentioned that you already reset the default folder path for Download and Documents, can you move the files from within those folders in Dropbox (Dropbox > My PC > Downloads/Documents), back to the original locations on your computer?

 

Also, do you have any other folders showing within the "My PC" folder? 


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Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

TitanxD
Explorer | Level 4

Im not sure if you understand. I deleted DropBox, but the file path still mentioned dropbox, and i want to remove that part of the file path, since having dropbox in the file path makes t very hard for me, and my apps to navigate, since II have to do it manually everytime.

Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

Daphne
Dropboxer

You can reset the file path for these folders with the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the system's Desktop/Downloads/Documents folders via the File Explorer (not the folders in Dropbox).
  2. Right click the folder and choose "Properties".
  3. Go to the "Location" tab.
  4. Choose to reset the default folder path.

If you're having trouble locating these folders, they would be under the path C:/users/[your username]/

 

If you have any trouble with these steps then please let me know the exact step that you're running into issues. You can send along a screenshot too if relevant.


Daphne
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Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

yotamr30
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

I'm having the exact same problem with my files.

I tried reseting the path like you wrote above but for some reason i'm getting the following error message when trying to do so:

 

"

The folder can not be moved here,
Unable to redirect text structure, please select another destination path "

Thanks for the help

Re: How To Remove The /DropBox from the path In C Drive

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @yotamr30, could you go to the Dropbox desktop application preferences, and then click on the Account tab. Press Alt+H, and then click 'Reset OS folders locations' to see if this helps?

 

Keep me updated with any progress!


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