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Deleting Older Shared Files

Explorer | Level 4
I can't delete older shared files... see below:
 
a) I had Dropbox installed on my computer, the files were saved in "C:\Users\Username\Dropbox"
 
b) I had to reinstall the program, but decided to change where the files would be saved... now in: "D:\Dropbox";
 
c) After the new installation, I tried to delete the older files in "C:\Users\fernm\Dropbox"... but I wasn't able to do it with the files other people shared with me.
 
How can I do it? The files are locked and I had no permission to do it...
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Re: Deleting Older Shared Files

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Hey @fernmaia, welcome to our forum! 

Another user had a similar case recently, and they seem to have solved the issue by modifying the folder/file permissions, through their operating system. Have a look at this thread, and see if it works for you. 
 
Cheers!

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Re: Deleting Older Shared Files

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Hey @fernmaia, welcome to our forum! 

Another user had a similar case recently, and they seem to have solved the issue by modifying the folder/file permissions, through their operating system. Have a look at this thread, and see if it works for you. 
 
Cheers!

Sanchez
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Deleting Older Shared Files

Explorer | Level 4
Thank you. The procedure explained solved my problem.
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Re: Deleting Older Shared Files

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@fernmaia, I’m glad to hear that you were able to get this squared away! 

Thanks for coming back and letting me know. 
Cheers
 
[This thread is now closed. If you have a similar or new question, you can ask here]

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