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Re: how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

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how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

My windows desktop hasn't synced with dropbox online for months. I would like to replace all local files with the online files even if the local files have changed. Dropbox app hasn't been running. How do I restart it without the local changes being sent to the online folders? Essentially I would like to restart dropbox on this desktop like it was never there at all. Can I just delete the local Dropbox folder and then start the dropbox app? 

 

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Re: how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

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Super User II

Unlink your computer from your Dropbox account. Rename the local Dropbox to Dropbox.old (if you want to retain the folder, otherwise you can just delete it), then re-link the computer to your account. The Dropbox folder will be recreated and all of the files in your account online will sync down to your computer.

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Re: how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

Super User II
Super User II

Unlink your computer from your Dropbox account. Rename the local Dropbox to Dropbox.old (if you want to retain the folder, otherwise you can just delete it), then re-link the computer to your account. The Dropbox folder will be recreated and all of the files in your account online will sync down to your computer.

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Re: how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

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New member | Level 2

thanks, that worked. 

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