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Syncing Desktop won't stop


Syncing Desktop won't stop

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Can someone please help me get my Dropbox to stop syncing my Desktop? I made sure backup isn't on in preferences and have deleted my Desktop folder from It's just the one in my system tray that keeps trying to sync my desktop and it's driving me crazy trying to figure out how to stop it from doing that. Where are all the dropbox guru's at?



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Re: Syncing Desktop won't stop


Hi @BoogieMan, let's see what we can do here. 


Since you've turned computer backup off, could you let me know the current syncing status of the desktop app? 


It would also be very helpful if you could send me a screenshot of what you see when you hover over the Dropbox icon. 


If you have any trouble attaching an image, you can send it to me as a shared link, instead. 


Looking forward to hearing back from you!

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