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Re: deleting folder--can't remove while still backing up files

Re: deleting folder--can't remove while still backing up files

Dropboxer

Thanks for the joining us here @katrinalp!

 

Can you let me know what currently shows in your Backup tab in the desktop app preferences?

 

Are you seeing the option "Set up" or "Manage" for the computer backup option at the top? Please feel free to send over a screenshot of this.

 

Let me know!


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Exit download folder from dropbox

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Hello,
On Mac my Download folder has been added automatically to Dropbox (with a shortcut in my Home folder).

When I try to exit it, to move it directly in my Home folder, I have the message "It is a DropBox functionnality. You cannot move it".
How remove this "functionnality" and replace my Download folder to my Home folder.
Thanks for your returns.
Regards.
Stephmt69

Re: Exit download folder from dropbox

Dropboxer

Thanks for reaching out to us here @stephmt69!

 

You won't be able to remove or delete this folder from Dropbox until you have disabled the computer backup option in the desktop app preferences.

 

To do this, please check out the steps outlined here.

 

In step 8, you can choose to keep content on your Mac, which will return the files to their original location automatically for you.

 

Let me know how it goes!


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"My Mac" folder - can't delete and it keeps coming back.

New member | Level 2

I have my dropbox "selected folders" to sync on only one folder but for some reason in the web UI "My Mac" folder also appears.

(1) I delete that "My Mac" folder from we UI

(2) Its immideatly readded as for some reason Dropbox is now syncing it

(3) I disable syncing on "My Mac" folder - its still in web ui

(4) Delete it again - it readded and its being synced again.

Re: "My Mac" folder - can't delete and it keeps coming back.

Super User II

@tarzan586 wrote:

I have my dropbox "selected folders" to sync on only one folder but for some reason in the web UI "My Mac" folder also appears.


You have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

Dropbox

New member | Level 2
Vorrei elimanare la cartella “il mio mac” con la sottocartella download dal dropbox. Non c’è l’opzione elimina

Re: Dropbox

Super User II

@Crispa1968 wrote:
Vorrei elimanare la cartella “il mio mac” con la sottocartella download dal dropbox. Non c’è l’opzione elimina

Hai abilitato la funzione di backup del computer.

 

rewind dropbox

New member | Level 2

I recently restarted using my dropbox on macbook and somehow *?! put my MacBook desktop in dropbox and unable to get out unless deleting, which says will delete everywhere.  Help,  any suggestions?  I don't have the Plus version so I don't have the rewind option, but there must be a way...

 

Re: rewind dropbox

Super User II

@rvinthesunshine wrote:

... somehow *?! put my MacBook desktop in dropbox and unable to get out unless deleting ...


You have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

folder

New member | Level 2

Hi, I'd like to delete a folder. i follow the standard procedure, I press the three dots but there is no delete option. I use a apple Mac and everyhing I save on there comes up on my dropbox and takes up all my storage. Therefore, I'd like to delete the file. Please can someone help. 

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