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Remove .local file from Mac

Remove .local file from Mac

jackbkennedy
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

 

Drop box is tracking my /Desktop, /Downloads and /Documents directories on My Mac with a .local folder.

 

I want to remove this but I cannot find out how to unlink them.

 

There seems to be some sort of symlink but I cannot remove it from the terminal. They look like this

 

lrwx------@   1 username  staff        63 18 Aug 23:25 Desktop -> /Users/username/Dropbox/My Mac (User-MacBook.local)/Desktop.

 

Has anyone been also to stop these folders from being tracked? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Remove .local file from Mac

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi there @jackbkennedy; welcome to our Community!

 

It seems that you enabled the computer backup feature at some point on your computer. 

 

Could you try these steps to disable it and let me know if you're still having issues with this? 

 

Thanks!


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Re: Remove .local file from Mac

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi there @jackbkennedy; welcome to our Community!

 

It seems that you enabled the computer backup feature at some point on your computer. 

 

Could you try these steps to disable it and let me know if you're still having issues with this? 

 

Thanks!


Walter
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Re: Remove .local file from Mac

jgfellows
Explorer | Level 3

I tried to follow the instructions left to Walter to no avail.  My dropbox is overfull and i really would like to unlink my mac backup and keep them on my computer.

Re: Remove .local file from Mac

Daphne
Dropboxer
Thanks for posting @jgfellows!

Can you clarify for me exactly what didn't work when you followed the steps Walter suggested?

If you were able to disable the backup feature, but the files remained in Dropbox, can you try moving them from the backup folder in Dropbox to another location on your computer?

Otherwise, please feel free to send along some screenshots of where you're getting stuck with this.

Daphne
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Re: Remove .local file from Mac

jgfellows
Explorer | Level 3

step 1 open preferences no problem therestep 1 open preferences no problem thereClick backups tab again no problem but the next step is click manage backups and there is no button for thatClick backups tab again no problem but the next step is click manage backups and there is no button for thatIf I choose the set up button it takes me to this page.  I can uncheck the three folders but there is no save and it reverts to backing up all three folders when I close outIf I choose the set up button it takes me to this page. I can uncheck the three folders but there is no save and it reverts to backing up all three folders when I close out

Re: Remove .local file from Mac

jgfellows
Explorer | Level 3

I don't know why this was closed.  I am still in need of help with this issue

 

Re: Remove .local file from Mac

Walter
Dropboxer
Thanks for the nudge here @jgfellows.

May I reach out via email to have a further look into this?

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Re: Remove .local file from Mac

jgfellows
Explorer | Level 3
of course. [removed per the Community's Guidelines]

Re: Remove .local file from Mac

Walter
Dropboxer
Thanks a bunch @jgfellows; you've got :envelope: 

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