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How to stop the syncing?

How to stop the syncing?

Chris201
Explorer | Level 4

Dear Community,

I registered at Dropbox to get a few files from my smartphone over to my pc, but suddenly ALMOST ALL my data is on my dropbox so it says it's full even though I only added a few files (maybe half 1 GB), this is because I clicked on syncing and now everything on my pc is now filling my dropbbox, how can I get out of this situation without losign any files? How can I remove the files form the dropbox without deleting anything?

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Re: How to stop the syncing?

Rich
Super User II

@Chris201 wrote:

... suddenly ALMOST ALL my data is on my dropbox so it says it's full even though I only added a few files (maybe half 1 GB), this is because I clicked on syncing and now everything on my pc is now filling my dropbbox ...


You have the computer backup feature enabled.

 

Re: How to stop the syncing?

Chris201
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks. and how do I delete the files from the dropbox without deleting them form my pc?

Re: How to stop the syncing?

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Chris201,

Take a look here. 😉

Hope this helps.

Re: How to stop the syncing?

Chris201
Explorer | Level 4

But it seems all my files are now at a different place :(. When I save something, it doesn't go to documents, but it goes to a different file.  My normal documents are now under the path "Dropbox / My Pc".  
Why?

Re: How to stop the syncing?

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Did you turn your Backup off, as mentioned in the referred post by the link? 🤔 Seems not. Do it!

Re: How to stop the syncing?

Chris201
Explorer | Level 4

Where? I already deinstalled the app and when I reinstall it, it says there's already a dropbox there. It's all such a mess.

Re: How to stop the syncing?

Chris201
Explorer | Level 4

If I install it again, it wants to syncroronize everything again. I want to get rid of that dreadful dropbox once and for all before it destroys even more of my computer and have my normal computer back the way it was

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