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How to delete files off dropbox and not my hard drive?

How to delete files off dropbox and not my hard drive?

Explorer | Level 4

Hi! For one of my classes, it's required that we have a dropbox where we store our files for the class. My account is filled up with all the documents from my computer, but now I'm out of storage. Now my documents from class aren't syncing. I was wondering if there was any way to delete the files from the dropbox, without having it get deleted from my computer as well. 

 

Thank you!

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Re: How to delete files off dropbox and not my hard drive?

Dropboxer

Hi @na9; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

You should be able to do this my moving those files outside your Dropbox folder on your computer; assuming that the desktop app is running and syncing those changes that is. 

 

Let me know if you have any more questions!


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Re: How to delete files off dropbox and not my hard drive?

Dropboxer

Hi @na9; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

You should be able to do this my moving those files outside your Dropbox folder on your computer; assuming that the desktop app is running and syncing those changes that is. 

 

Let me know if you have any more questions!


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Re: How to delete files off dropbox and not my hard drive?

Explorer | Level 4

This worked! Thank you so much for help!

Re: How to delete files off dropbox and not my hard drive?

Dropboxer

Glad to hear that, @na9.

 

See you around the Community and have a lovely weekend ahead!


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