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How do I stop from deleting all my files from all locations?

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I sync my photo's and files to Dropbox. When I create a folder that I want to keep certain files in I go back to delete the files from the original download file.  Reason, I do not need in three locations. My MacBook Pro keeps the files on hard drive, the download keeps on all files, then my created folder in dropbox does also. When I try to delete the extra files so that they are only in one folder and not duplicated my command wants to delete all files. How do you stop DropBox from trying to delete all locations? I have read the info provided but it does not work in saving files to one location. Three locations to much space used!

 

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Re: Sync files and photo's

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Dropbox cannot and wont delete all locations. It can only work on files that are INSIDE of the 'Dropbox' folder. 

So, deleting things elsewhere wont impact on that at all.


 


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Re: Sync files and photo's

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Dropbox cannot and wont delete all locations. It can only work on files that are INSIDE of the 'Dropbox' folder. 

So, deleting things elsewhere wont impact on that at all.


 


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Re: Sync files and photo's

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Mark iv'e tried this if i want to delete a dropbox file / picture it say's delete everywhere 

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Re: Sync files and photo's

Super User II
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@malcolmj wrote:

Mark iv'e tried this if i want to delete a dropbox file / picture it say's delete everywhere 


It means it will be deleted from your Dropbox folder, your Dropbox account online, and the Dropbox folders from any other linked computers. In other words, it will be deleted from Dropbox. Dropbox cannot delete it from any other locations you may have the file stored (outside of the Dropbox folder).

It is a VERY poorly worded message and has caused nothing but confusion.

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