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How to disable the computer backup feature for my Desktop, Downloads and Documents folders?

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how to get rid of My MAc (macbook pro) and the 3 foldets in it - desktop, downloads and documents?

 

Not sure how it got there nor do I want that folder called "My MAc (macbook pro)" - it simply won't delete...how to get rid of?

 

 

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Re: permanent delete for this? How?

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Super User

Hello, Looks like you have enabled the new Backups feature in your Dropbox. You may disable it, if you do not want. 

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your menu bar. 
  2. Click your profile picture or initials.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Click the Backups tab.
  5. Click Manage backup
  6. Uncheck the folders you’d like to stop backing up to Dropbox or toggle all files to Off
  7. Click Stop anyway.
  8. Click Save.

More info here - https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/computer-backup

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Re: permanent delete for this? How?

Super User
Super User

Hello, Looks like you have enabled the new Backups feature in your Dropbox. You may disable it, if you do not want. 

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your menu bar. 
  2. Click your profile picture or initials.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Click the Backups tab.
  5. Click Manage backup
  6. Uncheck the folders you’d like to stop backing up to Dropbox or toggle all files to Off
  7. Click Stop anyway.
  8. Click Save.

More info here - https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/computer-backup

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Re: permanent delete for this? How?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

thank you I beleive that helped 

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