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Preparing dropbox for clean OS install

Preparing dropbox for clean OS install

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Hi, I'm wondering what (if anything) I should do with dropbox before a clean OS install (Mac). After the OS reinstall am I able to simply log into the dropbox app and it will start downloading my entire dropbox folder? Any tips or things I should watch out for to make this process easy and not lose data?

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Re: Preparing dropbox for clean OS install

Hey @AkhiMertail, thanks for joining our Community!

This is actually a great question!

So, the most important thing you need to do before making any changes to your computer, which you don't want to affect your Dropbox files, is to 'unlink'/sign out of the Dropbox application.

This will disconnect your Dropbox folder from your account, so whatever happens, any changes on the computer won't affect your files online. 

Then when you get the computer back, you can just reinstall the Dropbox application on your computer, sign back in and Dropbox will download the version of your files on the web.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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