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End using Dropbox

hart03
Explorer | Level 3

I have months earlier recieved a video from friend, he had used Dropbox. I remembered it and downloaded  own Dropbox to one of my PC:s also for transfer of my video document.  There was a message of mistake. I tried to find what mistake and got a message that the free Dropbox was full and more space had to be bought.  I had not transferred anything. I checked the contents of  Dropbox and found "My PC (DESKTOP-LQVMNHF)"  etc. Why, I do not know but now I wish to end my Dropbox, I cannot experiment with Dropbox any longer. I do not want to loose "My PC (DESKTOP-LQVMNHF)" from the computer, however.   I hope it will work ok again after it no longer is in Dropbox. I would very much appreciate  any advice from

the Community how to do the exit.

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Re: End using Dropbox

Rich
Super User II

@hart03 wrote:

I checked the contents of  Dropbox and found "My PC (DESKTOP-LQVMNHF)"  etc. Why, I do not know ..


You have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

 

Re: End using Dropbox

hart03
Explorer | Level 3

Earlier I  assumed Dropbox was a transfer program.

 

Getting help from Rich, Super User II, I understand  Dropbox better, thank you.

 

I would  still very much appreciate further help to understand  how to detach folders and files  in one computer from

Dropbox group and how to detach a computer from the group.

The files and folders should continue as they did earlier..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: End using Dropbox

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hey there @hart03!

 

Could you let me know a little more info about the Dropbox 'group' that you're referring to?

 

Are you perhaps referring to a team account or a shared folder?

 

You can send along some screenshots too if that would be helpful. Cheers!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: End using Dropbox

hart03
Explorer | Level 3

Hi there Daphne,

 

Thank you for your message.

 

Dropbox group to me is the files and folders in the devices cynced in/by Dropbox.

I have a desktop for video editing and one for other communication, I make 

occasional use of smartphone for photographing but talk with basic phone.

Now I wish to delete Dropbox from the "group" leaving all folders and files 

and the desktops intact as they were.  I would need your advice how to do this.

Is it safe to simply delete Dropbox from the programs list in one desktop?

 

I would be very glad to get your advice

 

Harto 

Re: End using Dropbox

Daphne
Dropboxer

Thanks for clarifying that @hart03!

 

To remove the desktop app from your computer, while leaving the Dropbox folder as it is, you can unlink the device with these steps.

 

Once the app is unlinked from your account and no longer syncing, you can then uninstall the app from your computer.

 

Let me know if that does the trick!


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