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How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync?

How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync?

ConfusedUser41
New member | Level 2

How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync every time that I plug in an external storage device?

In my work I connect many different external storage devices to my pc multiple times a day. Every time I plug in a new device Dropbox offers to sync with it.

No matter how many times I tick the Do not ask again box and select not now, it continues to offer, every time.

How do I turn this off permanently without disabling the sync of the files on my pc’s hard-drive?

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Re: How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync?

Rich
Super User II

@ConfusedUser41 wrote:

How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync every time that I plug in an external storage device?


There's a setting in Dropbox Preferences that you can use to disable the feature.

 

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Re: How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync?

ConfusedUser41
New member | Level 2

Thanks Rich, but I cannot find that setting on my desktop app or my web portal.

Where, precisely is it?

Re: How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync?

Walter
Dropboxer
Sorry to be jumping in here, but you should be able to find this in the app's preferences, under the backups tab @ConfusedUser41

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Re: How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync?

ConfusedUser41
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Thank you, I found it.

Re: How can I stop Dropbox from offering to sync?

Walter
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Glad to hear that @ConfusedUser41

See you around the Community and enjoy the remainder of your week!

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