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How to retrieve folders uploaded to Dropbox from PC.

How to retrieve folders uploaded to Dropbox from PC.

pablom786
New member | Level 2

I don't know if anybody else has experienced this. 

 

I downloaded the app to my pc for a college class. Upon installation, all of my desktop documents were downloading to the Dropbox cloud.  (Wasnt trying to upload everything) So I had decided to just delete the app and use the web version. When i uninstalled it, my documents were deleted from PC.

 

How can I retrieve them back to my PC? 

 

Has this happened to anybody else??

 

Thanks. 

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Re: Downloading the app to Windows.

Rich
Super User II

@pablom786 wrote:

I downloaded the app to my pc for a college class. Upon installation, all of my desktop documents were downloading to the Dropbox cloud. I had alot as I usually save to the desktop.


When you installed Dropbox, you activated the computer backup feature, which relocated your Desktop, Documents and Downloads folders into your Dropbox folder.

 

Re: Downloading the app to Windows.

pablom786
New member | Level 2

Need to redownload and retrieve/turn off backup?

Re: How to retrieve folders uploaded to Dropbox from PC.

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @pablom786, thanks for messaging today!

Uninstalling the app while having computer backup enabled wouldn't delete your local files.

Could you check to see if there is still a Dropbox folder on your machine which contains the missing files?

Keep me updated with any progress!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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