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Re: HELP! stop drobbox from syncing with my computer

Re: HELP! stop drobbox from syncing with my computer

TFB
Explorer | Level 3

Thank you! 🙂 i did the steps you mentioned. it should have put back all files on my computer correct? even the files already synced prior to stoping the back up?

Re: Bring back my files to my computer

Daphne
Dropboxer
Thanks for reaching out to us here @Sandboy43 and @Jmamma.

You can disable the computer backup feature with the steps towards the bottom of this article.

In step 6, please just make sure to choose to keep the files on your computer instead of in Dropbox, to remove the files from your Dropbox account automatically.

Let me know how it goes!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: HELP! stop drobbox from syncing with my computer

TFB
Explorer | Level 3

what was synced was my desktop, downloads, documents and other things

Re: HELP! stop drobbox from syncing with my computer

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

🤷 In sync or not, files you are talking about should still be on your computer. Dropbox application just moves them into Dropbox folder to be able sync them, nothing more. Once you turn the feature off, all folder will get back to their original places and that will remove them from Dropbox. 😉 That's it.

Hope this sheds additional light.

Re: HELP! stop drobbox from syncing with my computer

TFB
Explorer | Level 3

yes awesome thank you so much for your time!!

Re: Empty Dropbox

Sandboy43
New member | Level 2

Thank you so much, worked great...

Re: Empty Dropbox

Daphne
Dropboxer
Glad to hear that @Sandboy43!

Feel free to give me a shout here if you need anything else. 😀

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Unsync desktop from Dropbox

ANTONIARICHARDS
Explorer | Level 3

Inadvertently I synced my Desktop to Dropbox.  I did not want this at all - all apps, docs, pic etc are now''hijacked'' by Dropbox.

I can't delete them on Dropbox as they will be deleted from my PC

DropBox is full and I don't want to pay for more capacity.

 

I want to totally decouple my Desktop from Dropbox.   I am VERY untechnically minded!!

Please could you help to explain in easy step by step how I can reclaim my Desktop back to my PC and away from Dropbox, and free-up space in DB. 

 

Thank you!

Re: Unsync desktop from Dropbox

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey @ANTONIARICHARDS, you can disable the backup with the steps listed at the bottom of this article.

Let me know how if this helps!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Unsync desktop from Dropbox

ANTONIARICHARDS
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Daphne,

 

Thanks so much for your reply. 

When I go into Dropbox I cannot see a ''desktop app preferences''  or Backups tab.  I've looked in the App Centre and cannot see it there.  Can you explain where I'd locate this please?

 

Antonia

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