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Sync Symbol on all of my computer files.

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I moved my computer's content from an old MacBook Pro to a new MacBook Pro. Now when start my MacBook Pro I see the sync symbol on absolutely all of my MacBook pro files not just on the DropBox files. I uninstalled the DropBox application, downloaded a new application and reinstalled. I turned off Smart Sync but that seems to do nothing. How do I stop DropBox from syncing files that are not even on DropBox? 

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Re: Sync Symbol on all of my computer files.

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Hi @rvogt, thanks for contacting us!

 

It sounds like you could be referring to 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 the issue persists after this, please feel free to reach back out.


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Sync Symbol on all of my computer files.

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Thank for the response. After three and a half hours of research, I found the solution.

 

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