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I've somehow uploaded my Desktop folder and I don't know what to do

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I've somehow uploaded my Desktop folder and I don't know what to do

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Hi,  

  All I want to know is if I delete the Dropbox files do I completely lose the originals.  I am new to this and I somehow uploaded my Desktop.  Obviously I am out of storage space so I was hoping to erase everything on Dropbox but I thought I read that anything deleted on Dropbox is deleted evrywhere.  Again, sorry if this is a stupid question, I just don't need the hassle of losing everything.

Thank much

 

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Re: grrrrrr

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Hey @REdikUlus, you've come to the right place, welcome!

 

You are right, anything you delete from your Dropbox account is removed from the website, the desktop app, and the mobile app. 

 

You mention though that you've uploaded the Desktop folder, which sounds like our computer backup is enabled. 

 

If you don't want it, you'll have to turn the feature off by following the steps mentioned here

 

Remember that during that process, you can choose to move the files back to their original location by selecting Keep content in folders on this PC/Mac.

 

Give that a try and let me know if you have any trouble along the way. Thanks!


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