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Removing Desk Top back up from Drop Box

Removing Desk Top back up from Drop Box

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I mistakenly added my Desk Top to Drop Box back up. I share this computer and shouldn't back up my wife's files. So I want to remove any and all things about this desk top from DB, but I'm afraid I might delete our entire Desk Top. How do I remove my desktop from DB without losing my Desktop?

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Re: Removing Desk Top back up from Drop Box

Dropboxer

Hi @RayBright, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

It sounds like you enabled the automatic computer backup feature in the Dropbox desktop application. Could you first try disabling the computer backup from Dropbox using the steps in the above article to see if this helps?

 

Afterwards, you can move the folders and files back to their previous locations, which will also delete them from the Dropbox account online.

 

If you need any further info, please let me know!

 


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Re: Removing Desk Top back up from Drop Box

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There is no Backup tab in settings, How do I turn off this **bleep** backup!!!!

 

Re: Removing Desk Top back up from Drop Box

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Hey @peteroberts280, thanks for joining us on this thread. 

 

Could you let us know what you see when you click on the Dropbox icon that's next to your computer's clock, select the gear icon, and choose Preferences?

 

If you could send us a screenshot (without any personal info), that would also be super helpful. 


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