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Tried to Delete the Dropbox folder from my hard drive and now my desktop is screwed up

Tried to Delete the Dropbox folder from my hard drive and now my desktop is screwed up

Bruce252588
New member | Level 2

So uninstalled Dropbox from Windows 10 PC with Windows uninstaller, and after what I thought was a successful uninstall there was still a folder named Dropbox on my hard drive. Went to delete that and not only will not complete deleting itself but all of the links on my Desktop are now inoperable because they're trying to open via the Dropbox folder that is kinda sorta no longer on my hard drive.

 

To say that I am very annoyed at not being able to use shortcuts or access folders that were previously on my Desktop would be a gross understatement of the facts.

 

Now what?

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Re: Tried to Delete the Dropbox folder from my hard drive and now my desktop is screwed up

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hi @Bruce252588, I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with this!

It sounds like you enabled the computer backup feature while you had the desktop app installed on your computer.

Since you already removed the app, we'll need to disable this manually.

Firstly, can you please restore the Dropbox folder from your Recycling bin, and then try move the files from the "My PC" folder in that folder to another location on your computer?

Let me know how it goes and we can take it from there!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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