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timq
Explorer | Level 3

I apparently selected pc backup when I installed Dropbox and naturally I'm out of storage on my Dropbox account now.  I don't want and have no need to have my pc backed up to it.  I have the desktop app but am not able to find the preferences section to stop it from backing up.  I did try just deleting My PC from Dropbox but a message comes up and says if I delete "My PC" it says it will be removed from my Dropbox and from the computer.  If I delete it in Dropbox, does that mean I'll lose everything on my laptop too?  Sorry if it sounds like a newbie question but I am. 🙂 Any help stopping the PC backup would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: cancel pc backup

Jay
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Hi @timq, after clicking the system tray icon, did you click the icon on the top right to then view the Preferences option, and then the Backup section?

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Re: cancel pc backup

Hannah
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Hey @timq, welcome aboard our Community!

Indeed, with computer backup, if you delete your desktop files from Dropbox, they will also be deleted from your computer. 

If you want to disable the backup feature, you can follow the steps here.

You'll find the Dropbox app's preferences, if you click on the Dropbox icon in your system tray.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: cancel pc backup

timq
Explorer | Level 3

When I click on the icon in the system tray, the window that comes up does not have a Backups tab.

Re: cancel pc backup

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @timq, after clicking the system tray icon, did you click the icon on the top right to then view the Preferences option, and then the Backup section?

Jay
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Re: cancel pc backup

timq
Explorer | Level 3

Told you I was a newbie lol.  Turns out I was not clicking the Dropbox icon in the system tray but the one in the taskbar.  Thanks so much for all y'all's help.  Got it changed.

Re: cancel pc backup

stuarts14
New member | Level 2

What an absolute fiasco!

 

These instructions are UNCLEAR and AMBIGUOUS.

 

I've wasted my time on this, and now I have NO IDEA if my files are safe from being deleted by drop box.

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