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When I download a file from the Internet, it goes to Dropbox instead of my Download folder.

When I download a file from the Internet, it goes to Dropbox instead of my Download folder.

Dani Perry
New member | Level 2

Hello, I have a problem. When I try to download a file, it goes into Dropbox instead of my local Download folder. Every download that I make goes into the desktop folder from Dropbox. This same goes for Desktop, Documents and Downloads. I have a free plan and I want to disable the sync between my PC and Dropbox. This happened after I reinstalled my Windows and reinstalled Dropbox. I just want the files to go into Dropbox just when I want to, not every download that I make. I know I did something wrong, so please tell me how to fix this 🙂

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Re: When I download a file from the Internet, it goes to Dropbox instead of my Download folder.

Dani Perry
New member | Level 2

Hello! Thanks a lot! I solved my problem. I unlinked the device from the Security option in Settings.

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Re: When I download a file from the Internet, it goes to Dropbox instead of my Download folder.

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey there @Dani Perry, I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with this!

You can disable the computer backup with the steps towards the bottom of this article.

In step 6, just make sure to choose to keep the files on your computer, instead of Dropbox, to make sure that the files are removed from your Dropbox account.

Let me know if that does the trick!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: When I download a file from the Internet, it goes to Dropbox instead of my Download folder.

Dani Perry
New member | Level 2

Hello! Thanks a lot! I solved my problem. I unlinked the device from the Security option in Settings.

View solution in original post

Re: When I download a file from the Internet, it goes to Dropbox instead of my Download folder.

Daphne
Dropboxer
I'm glad to hear that's sorted now @Dani Perry!

I'll be just a post away if you need anything. 😀

Have a great rest of your day!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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