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This app is dangerous - put my file system in a twillight zone!

This app is dangerous - put my file system in a twillight zone!

jogyth
New member | Level 2

So all I wanted was to access some of my Dropbox folders in my explorer. So I installed the app, ticked off these folders - but before I knew it - the app started copying files accross in a much vider range. I paniced and disabled the app for a while - trying to get my head around it. After a little while I just got upset with the fact that the app had changed file PATHS of pretty much everything on my computer - so I of course uninstalled the app. 

 

Now I'm stuk with a file system that makes absolutely no sense. I guess pretty much anyone that know anything about file systems would agree after looking at this compilation image -->

 

problem.png

And everytime I try to save files from inside various software - the suggested path now starts with:

 

C:\Users\Jonas\Dropbox\My PC (Jonas2020)\Desktop\

 

 ... wich of course DOES NOT EXIST!

 

I'm beyond mad. I need some representative for the Dropbox app to Teamviewer into my computer and fix my paths as soon as friggin possible!

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Re: This app is dangerous - put my file system in a twillight zone!

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hi there @jogyth, thanks for reaching out to us and sorry to hear about your frustration. 

 

It looks like computer backup was enabled after all, which adds computer folders, like the ones you show in your screenshots, to your Dropbox folder. 

 

If you haven't already, could you reinstall the desktop app to turn the feature off and move the files back to their original locations?

 

You can find more info about it, here

 

Let me know how it goes, cheers!


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Re: This app is dangerous - put my file system in a twillight zone!

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hi there @jogyth, thanks for reaching out to us and sorry to hear about your frustration. 

 

It looks like computer backup was enabled after all, which adds computer folders, like the ones you show in your screenshots, to your Dropbox folder. 

 

If you haven't already, could you reinstall the desktop app to turn the feature off and move the files back to their original locations?

 

You can find more info about it, here

 

Let me know how it goes, cheers!


Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: This app is dangerous - put my file system in a twillight zone!

jogyth
New member | Level 2

Yeah - that got it back to normal - after shifting som folders around. Not installing this app again though. My filesystem is holy. 

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