I understand your frustration over using the computer backup feature.
The ini file should be a hidden file, which might also relate to how the Dropbox desktop application syncs the folder. Regarding the main folder being deleted, did you delete it from the site or the computer?
As Dropbox is a syncing service, any files you delete from the site will also delete from any connected devices in their Dropbox folder.
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