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Re: Accidentally integrated all my PC documents

Re: Can't remove folders

Klingeman
Explorer | Level 3

There are only 30 documents left in 'my files in dropwbox' while there used to be at least over a 1000.

So a huge amount of files are missing.

Re: Can't remove folders

Klingeman
Explorer | Level 3

Is there no possibility to call someone? 

All files are removed from my computer!!

Klingeman
Explorer | Level 3

I started this discussion earlier this week:

 

A while ago I downloaded the dropbox desktop and added some folders of my Mac (finder, desktop etc) which now can't be removed. Other files and folders I can still delete, just not these (in web & dekstop). 

Now my dropbox is full and I can't remove the unnecessary files. Hope you can help!

 

Then I followed these steps:

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But now, all my files are removed from my computer and only a few that were in Dropbox are saved.

 

 

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Please help me!

Re: permanent delete for this? How?

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey everyone, thanks for nudging us on this thread. 

 

You should be able to move the files back to their original locations during the process of turning off computer backup.

 

Also, @Klingeman, could you confirm what the Dropbox icon (on your menu bar) shows when you hover over it?

 

PS. Your support options depend on the sort of account that you have, and you can find yours by going to this page.


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Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Synchronisation

TwinRova
New member | Level 2

I downloaded the dropbox app and it immediately started to synchronise my whole pc until i had no room left. I deleted the folders on dropbox, it didnt ask me to delte them everywhere, but now on my pc all those folders is gone and it still won´t stop synchronising the rest so i stopped the synchronisation.

How can i stop dropbox from synchronising everything randomly, that i did not even choose to upload to dropbox, and is there any way to get those deleted files and programs back?

Re: Synchronisation

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @TwinRova,

The issue name is "Computer Backup" feature. 😉 In such case, just turn it off. Take a look on part "Turn off computer backup" and in point 6 choose "Keep content in folders on this PC/Mac", not "Leave content in Dropbox". That's it. 🙂

Hope this helps.

Accidentally integrated all my PC documents

InaR
New member | Level 2

I only use Dropbox for my work infromation. However, when I bought a new PC, I accidentally selected that ALL information must be inegrated and saved in my Dropbox. Now I am sitting with the problem that if I delete the information, it will all be lost. I want to remove this information from Dropbox, and only use Dropbox for my work items. I have no idea how to do this. I am now out of space, and I don't want to purchase more space as I don't need to use Dropbox for my personal things. I don't know how to resolve this issue. 

Re: Accidentally integrated all my PC documents

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @InaR,

Take a look here: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/Synchronisation/m-p/486939#M185932 😉 It's the same.

Hope this helps.

 

Removing dropbox without removing it from my pc

llemms
Explorer | Level 3
I use dropbox on my laptop and I downloaded it on my PC because I needed a document from there. Before I knew it, my whole pc was synchronized. If I want to delete the documents off of dropbox, they’ll be deleted off of my PC too. Does anyone know how to delete it off of my dropbox, but not my pc? Thank you.

Re: Removing dropbox without removing it from my pc

Daphne
Dropboxer
Thanks for posting @llemms!

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

In step 6 you'd need to choose the keep the files on your computer rather than Dropbox, which will revert the changes on your computer.

Let me know how it goes!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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