A week ago I received a pop-up FROM DROPBOX asking if I wanted to include my Dell computer in my "devices." Ignorantly, I must have replied "yes," with no clue what havoc this would wreak on me. When I opened my computer the next day, Dropbox had MOVED my largest and most frequently used folders from my Documents directory and deposited them into a NEW DOCUMENTS DIRECTORY in C/users/me. Thank god I found them but it meant that I spent a whole day and a half MOVING those files back to the proper directory last Friday. I only have the free Dropbox account and it is totally full so I have no idea how or why Dropbox would be doing this. Once I get this fixed I will need help quitting this Dropbox account so that my computer is back to the way it was. My wife has a paid-for DROPBOX account that, should I ever need Dropbox again, we will use, instead. Thank you to anyone who can help.
Thanks so much for responding to me. I was unaware that Dropbox has a back-up function. I thought it only offered a file transfer functionality.
I assume that what you suggested is probably what may have happened though the actual thing that I experienced on February 11th (i.e., the moving of files to different locations on my hard drive) seems quite odd and inconsistent with what I would expect a Back-Up procedure to be doing. Thankfully, it has not recurred so far.
Yes, what shows up are the "Desktop," the "Documents," and the" Downloads" folders, each having the half-filled green bubble indicating some but not all of each of them are synced on Dropbox. When I drill down on "Documents" all of my first-level directories appear there with half-filled green bubbles, also.
I didn't intend to start this process so what I what I want to do now is to remove my computer (My PC (DELLdesktop) from the back-up function so that Dropbox doesn't keep trying to back up my files. I already pay Carbonite to do this for me!
Thank you for any help and advice you can give me!
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