I don't mean on the taskbar or in file explorer... I mean the desktop icon. There should be a way to remove this? I have no need for this on my desktop.
"From what I understand from your previous screenshot, this is the Dropbox folder that you’re seeing - in other words, the folder that contains your files and folders from your Dropbox account."
No. It is NOT the folder. It is an unremovable shortcut to the folder, which, as my screenshot shows, resides in c:\users\myname\dropbox. The folder does NOT live on the desktop. Instead, that icon is a "system folder" which is really just an unremovable shortcut.
"Since you mention that you’ve tried to , if your Dropbox icon that’s next to your clock on your desktop shows that it’s up to date, have you tried a reboot of your device by any chance?"
Yes. I also uninstalled and reinstalled the app. The icon appears as soon as you complete setup.
"Also, could you please let me know step-by-step what you’ve carried out and what it is you’re trying to achieve?
As you suggested, I tried moving the folder. I rebooted. No change.
I also uninstalled and reinstalled the program. No change.
What I am trying to achieve is simple: Remove an unwanted icon from my desktop without removing the Dropbox application. It's just a glorified shortcut that I don't need, and I prefer a minimalist desktop with as few icons as possible. I have been using Dropbox almost as long as it has existed, and this is the first time I've ever been forced to have an icon on my desktop. I prefer Dropbox in the taskbar, where it belongs.
"Are you seeing any error messages"
I was able to remove this through a slightly ironic way.
If you right click on the icon, you can select - Send to Dropbox. This will remove the icon from the desktop and place it in your Dropbox folder. You can then delete the icon at will.
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