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I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

TVM
Explorer | Level 3

I found an answer to my question posted by Daphne to Milqo on 07-27-2020, but the link to the steps to disable the backup and move files from the backup folder back to the original computer locations does not work. As well I’m unable to find any info at the bottom of the article that explains the steps either. 

 

So am letting Daphne know that I am “still stuck” and that I’m finding it difficult to maneuver through this help community. 

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Re: I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey @TVM, welcome to the Community and sorry to hear you're having issues with this.

I'm assuming you're referring to the steps to disable the computer backup feature in this page.

Could you please let me know what exactly is troubling you or which exact step you get stuck on, in order to assist further?

Thanks!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey @TVM, welcome to the Community and sorry to hear you're having issues with this.

I'm assuming you're referring to the steps to disable the computer backup feature in this page.

Could you please let me know what exactly is troubling you or which exact step you get stuck on, in order to assist further?

Thanks!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

BartTheDrake
Explorer | Level 3

Hello! I am also having trouble. Like you can see in my files i have this map called my PC and it keeps syncronising and i rannot remove it.... Like i have tryit the steps, but I cannot turn the atomated backup off and therfore i cannot do anything about the map.. Pleash help.

 

 

 

 

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Re: I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @BartTheDrake, what happens when you disable the computer backup feature in the Dropbox desktop application? 

Any other info or screenshots of the prompt would be helpful!

Jay
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Re: I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

Corinne317
New member | Level 2

I have disabled PC backup, but still need to remove the already backed up files from Dropbox, without removing them from my PC. How do I do this?

Re: I accidentally synced my PC to Dropbox and want to undo this feature and restore files to my PC

JohnDoesntWantDragonToMoveMyD
New member | Level 2

I also regret having allowed Dropbox to start backing up my files. I disabled the feature and uninstalled the Dropbox app but My Documents have been moved to Dropbox/PC/My Documents  and my own (system) My Documents folder has been replaced by a virtual link to the Dropbox folder.  I want to compleatly disengage from Dropbox but I cant without loosing all my stuff! I can see that this has been happening for years - se https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/Moving-My-Documents-OUT-of-dropbox/td-p/49327 but the "accepted solution" is simply a denial of the original posters problem. And what has happened to the "Submit a support ticket"? There seems to be no such animal now. I wish I had never heard of Dropbox!

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