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Accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox during installation

Accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox during installation

Cendrillon
Explorer | Level 3

Hi.  I just signed up for Dropbox today.  I am going to be creating some GIS documents, and I wanted a good way to store them and back them up.  During the installation process, I accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox.  Now, my account says my Dropbox is full.  I did not intend to do that.  I wanted an empty Dropbox so I could fill it with future GIS projects that I am going to be working on.  How do I fix this without deleting everything on my Hard Drive?  (Just in case it helps, the device I am working on is a Windows 10.)

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Re: Accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox during installation

Rich
Super User II

@Cendrillon wrote:

Accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox during installation


You have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

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Re: Accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox during installation

Rich
Super User II

@Cendrillon wrote:

Accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox during installation


You have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

Re: Accidentally synced everything in my Hard Drive into Dropbox during installation

Cendrillon
Explorer | Level 3

Hi, Rich!

 

Thank you so much for the link!  I followed the instructions under the "Turn Off Computer Backup" section, and it worked!  Now all those annoying green checkmarks and red Xs are off of the documents on my desktop.  Just one question:  When I go to the All Files section of my account, I see three things:  1) a blue folder labeled My PC, 2) Get Started with Dropbox Paper.url, and 3) Get Started with Dropbox.pdf.  Why is My PC still under All Files?

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