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Re: Deleting desktop

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How to unlink computer folder on Dropbox

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Dear Sir,

Recently, I have added one new deviced (a new laptop) using the same account with some 3 other devices (1 desktop, 1 laptop, 1 phone). Because the basic account is only allowed to connect with 3 devices so I removed the old laptop. However, since I added the new laptop, it keep connecting and syncing all of the files available in my new laptop with the 2 other devices and make my storage to be full that I cannot stop this processing. Those files are personal files and I only want to keep them in my laptop, not to share in dropbox. I have uninstall dropbox in my new laptop but I cannot find any way to unlink the new folder which is syncing all of files in my laptop to the dropbox account. What should I do to solve this situation? How can I unlink the folder without harming all of files availabke in my new laptop? I checked the shared status of the folder and it is lucky that it is the "only me" status, however, there is no "Unlinked"/"Delete" ... status to manage the folder!

It is terrible!

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Re: HOW TO UNLINK A SHARED FOLDER TO DROPBOX

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello @phungduongmy1416, thanks for dropping by. 

 

It sounds like you're referring to computer backup, which adds your computer folders (like Documents, Desktop, and Downloads) to your Dropbox folder. 

 

If you don't want to continue using it, you can check out this article which has more info on it and steps on how to turn it off. 

 

Let me know if you have any trouble along the way or any other questions. Cheers!


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Deleting desktop

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

So i syncled my entire desktop files without realising, and now i have no space left! I don't need my desktop synced so i want to unsync it but don't know how - Dropbox help not being very helpful!! xxx 

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Re: Deleting desktop

Super User II
Super User II

@kimmyraaa wrote:

I don't need my desktop synced so i want to unsync it but don't know how


Disable the computer backup feature in Dropbox Preferences.

 

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New member | Level 2

Hey so i synced my dropbox with my mac and now my dropbox is p[ast its storage state it is also messing up the storage on my mac. I tried to unsync the two multiple times but it doesnt work

 

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

also whenever i drag files to delete off of dropbox it says its still backing up my mac 

and it cant

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Re: How can I unlink a shared folder on Dropbox

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @benatchison!

 

If you haven't already, I'd suggest checking out the steps at the bottom of this article when you have the chance to disable the computer backup.

 

Let me know if this helps!


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