cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
We want to hear from you. What do you use Dropbox for?
Close

Dropbox files & folders

Get in sync with the Dropbox Community. Our members can answer all your questions on Dropbox files and folders. Join a discussion or start your own today.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted

Warning Message when I move a file between folders

Explorer | Level 4

In Windows Desktop env, when I delete a file with some application I get this warning: "Remove "__file__" from your Dropbox account and all devices?".
This doesn't happen with other application (Explorer, Total Commander).
Why? What is the difference?
Thanks in advance.

5 Replies 5
Highlighted

Re: Warning Message when I move a file between folders

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @arucci, welcome back! 

It sounds like you're seeing the message which notifies you that if you do want to delete that file from your Dropbox folder or Dropbox desktop app, it'll be removed from your account, including the website and any other connected device you have the desktop and mobile apps installed. 

If you'd like me to double-check the message for you, please send me a screenshot (without any personal info) and I'd be more than happy to help. 

Let me know how it goes!


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


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Highlighted

Re: Warning Message when I move a file between folders

Explorer | Level 4
I can't reproduce the warning. In any case I attach similar screenshots taken from internet.
I am deleting a file.
If there are multiple files in the same directory and I do the same operation in different times, I don't get the same warning.
 
dropbox error.png
 
 
Highlighted

Re: Warning Message when I move a file between folders

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the screenshot, @arucci

Yes, that's the one that notifies you that if you delete the file, it'll be removed from your account (the website and any other connected device). 

Although it may not appear through a third party app directly, it may do so when you're using the desktop app or your File Explorer/Finder. 

If it doesn't, could it be that the desktop app isn't running or syncing at that point in time?

Let me know what you find!


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


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Highlighted

Re: Warning Message when I move a file between folders

Explorer | Level 4

Maybe I understand: the message is shown when the deleted file is not yet fully synchronized. In fact, it often happens on large files that I save in the dropbox folder and delete after a while.
If so, I think the message is not clear: it should refer to the fact that the file is not fully synchronized.

Highlighted

Re: Warning Message when I move a file between folders

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for writing back, @arucci

If the file hasn't fully synced to your account online, there's no record of it on your Dropbox account yet, and the message may not appear.

In general, the notification should pop up if you remove a file from your Dropbox folder. This would include:

  • Deleting the file from your Dropbox folder/desktop app.
  • Moving the file outside of the Dropbox folder/desktop app to another location on your computer.

If it doesn't, please let me know what the Dropbox icon reads when you hover over it and I'll be more than happy to have another look into this with you. 

Cheers!


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


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Work Smarter with Dropbox

The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.

Sound good? Let's get started.
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?