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Is there no way to remove the Downloads, Documents, and Desktop folders?

Is there no way to remove the Downloads, Documents, and Desktop folders?

edp3
New member | Level 2

Dear Dropbox Community,

I installed the Dropbox App on my PC and it defaulted to Syncing My PC, Desktop, Documents and Downloads.  When I go into Selective Synch and uncheck the folder and click OK, it does not uncheck?  When I go online to remove the folders from Dropbox there appears to be no way to delte them?  I have paused syncing and am going to restart the computer now.  

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Re: Syncing

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi there @edp3, I'd be more than happy to help!

If your Desktop, Documents, and Downloads folders were added to your Dropbox folder, that means computer backup was enabled. 

To remove them, you can turn off the feature, which will give you the option to return them to their original locations. 

For more information on how to do this, have a look at this article.

Give it a shot and let me know how it goes, thanks!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Syncing

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi there @edp3, I'd be more than happy to help!

If your Desktop, Documents, and Downloads folders were added to your Dropbox folder, that means computer backup was enabled. 

To remove them, you can turn off the feature, which will give you the option to return them to their original locations. 

For more information on how to do this, have a look at this article.

Give it a shot and let me know how it goes, thanks!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Syncing

edp3
New member | Level 2

Thank you so much.  I have used Dropbox for many years and did not know there was default to backup specific computer foders.

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