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Cant Delete Dropbox Folder

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi There

I recently moved my Dropbox folder on my MacBook to a external drive, after i unlinked Dropbox i deleted the folder and it went to my trash, i then setup Dropbox on the external drive and then went to delete the folder in my trash but it keeps saying that items are in use and it cant delete, Also if i disconnect the drive the trash items disappear only to return when i plug the drive back in.

Any Ideas? 

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Re: Cant Delete Dropbox Folder

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Moving to an external drive is an almost recipie for disaster if I'm honest @CreativeMotion - you are running a huge risk of data loss. 

 


 


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Moving to an external drive is an almost recipie for disaster if I'm honest @CreativeMotion - you are running a huge risk of data loss. 

 


 


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