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can't stop syncing

can't stop syncing

ehk
New member | Level 2

I started dropbox on new computer. I don't want to sync anything but the file or files I am sharing. Somehow I turned on backups and it started syncing everything on the computer. So I found out how to turn off the backups in the preferences, did that, so that now under backups in preferences it only says set up.....nevertheless the dropbox still seems to want to sync everything....I paused syncing in the dropbox dropdown menu and every time I try to resume syncing it says it is syncing 371 files......I just want to sync and share 1 file, how do I get it to stop? !!!

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Re: can't stop syncing

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hello @ehk, thanks for dropping by. 

I'd recommend letting the desktop app complete syncing and then move the files back to their original locations. 

If you're still having trouble with this then, could you let me know what the current status of the desktop app is?

Give me a shout whenever you have any updates for me, cheers!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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