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How can I delete a folder from Dropbox without deleting it from my computer?

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I inadvertantly created a folder on BASIC drop box, which is now full, I want to delete this folder but there is NOT a delete option, if I try using explorer on my PC it says it will also delete the files from my PC which I don't want .. can anybody suggest how I can get rid of the folder, I don't want to close my account to achieve this ... note before writing here I have scoured the internet and discussions here all without success.

 

Regards

 

Stephen Alcock

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Re: can't delete a folder

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Hi @stephen alcock, thanks for posting your question on the Dropbox Community. 

 

Since the Dropbox folder is like any other folder on your computer, but syncs to your account online, you'll have to first uninstall the desktop app and then delete it. 

 

I hope this helps, but let me know if you have any other questions, cheers! 


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Re: can't delete a folder

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Hi @stephen alcock, thanks for posting your question on the Dropbox Community. 

 

Since the Dropbox folder is like any other folder on your computer, but syncs to your account online, you'll have to first uninstall the desktop app and then delete it. 

 

I hope this helps, but let me know if you have any other questions, cheers! 


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Re: can't delete a folder

New member | Level 2

Hi Lusil,

 

Sorry for the delay in responding but I have been busy......

 

Your advice was spot on but to add " restart computer needed after deleting the folder " would have helped, mi 67 year old brain couldn't understad at first why it kept reapearing LOL.

 

Again many thanks

 

Regards

 

Stephen

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Re: can't delete a folder

Dropboxer

I'm glad to hear that the issue seems to be resolved for you - awesome work with the troubleshooting too! 

 

If anything else comes up in the future, don't hesitate to give us another nudge. 

 

In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely day ahead!

 

 


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