Still trying to untangle the Dropbox client and restore my backed-up folders/files(Desktop, Downloads, Documents) to their default locations. Followed Daphne's instructions to disable backup, uninstalled the client, rebooted. However, downloaded files still go to dropbox/MyPC/downloads. I want my system back; please help.
Actually, I don't remember which option I chose, but apparently it was "Leave in Dropbox," because files in the default Downloads were linked into my local Dropbox space. Uninstalling the Dropbox client has made hash of my file system.
Drag-and-drop simply doesn't do what you say. I created a new Downloads folder, then copy/pasted all files in the Dropbox version to the new folder, trashed the Dropbox source files, and rebooted. Tested with a new download and found it went to the now empty Dropbox/Downloads folder.
@Lori-- Thanks for the pointer, but Daphne's instructions don't seem relevant to my situation. Here's what I have:
Desktop\ - 56 files, 24 folders, 8.63 MB
Documents\ - 23 files, 18 folders, 55.1 MB
Downloads\ - Properties say "File folder" and shows no details,
but it's actually a link, apparently to Dropbox\My PC\Downloads
Links\Desktop - target: "C:\Users\croyt\Desktop"
Links\Downloads - target:
under Dropbox\My PC\
Desktop\ - empty folder
Documents\ - empty folder
Downloads\ - 47 files, 5 folders, 59.5 MB, *NEW* downloads land here
Simple copy/drag the Downloads files to the default C:\Users\croyt\
doesn't work. New downloads STILL end up in Dropbox\My PC\Downloads,
as I said on WEDNESDAY
OK, not clear how screenshots will tell more than I've already said, but here are two current and one older:
o C_Users_croyt - current state of the default user folder. Note that Desktop and Documents are populated correctly but Downloads is merely a link into Dropbox
o Dbx_Canth_Dnlds - under Dropbox/My PC/, Desktop and Documents are empty, while Downloads is populated.
o access denied - when I tried following @Daphne's instructions and first uninstalled the Dropbox client back in Apr, I got this error ... and I am Administrator. Frustrating and otally opaque.
Today I downloaded one file and (accidentally) a mult-item folder. When I subsequently tried to delete both, the process just hung. No error msg. The problem, I presume, is that I've no client now, so the call failed, gracelessly. In any case, I want to delete only the local copies. How to get out of this tangle?
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