cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Update: Find information on Dropbox support during COVID-19 here
Close

Dropbox teams & admins

Got a question about your Dropbox Business account? Get help from users like you. Post a question to get started.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted

Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hello,

I received a new laptop from my company who is also a business dropbox user. A large portion of their files auto synched with my computer filling up my hard drive. All of these folders were saved on my desktop. Can I delete them from my system without deleting the folders saved in the business account? My hard drive is full and can not do much of anything until I clear out my drive.

1 Accepted Solution

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted

Re: Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

Super User
Super User

Hello Plasma

Please take a look at Selective Sync https://www.dropbox.com/help/syncing-uploads/selective-sync-overview

also for Professional Users, can also use Smart Sync which is much easier to select what you want on your laptop HD.  On Laptops, I believe the default setting for Smart Sync is online-only option.  See https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/smart-sync


-------------------------


if this works and it was a solution, please click on Accept as Solution.  Also clicking on Likes would be super.  Thanks!

View solution in original post

2 Replies 2
Highlighted

Re: Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

Super User
Super User

Hello Plasma

Please take a look at Selective Sync https://www.dropbox.com/help/syncing-uploads/selective-sync-overview

also for Professional Users, can also use Smart Sync which is much easier to select what you want on your laptop HD.  On Laptops, I believe the default setting for Smart Sync is online-only option.  See https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/smart-sync


-------------------------


if this works and it was a solution, please click on Accept as Solution.  Also clicking on Likes would be super.  Thanks!

View solution in original post

Highlighted

Re: Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

Helpful | Level 6

That's impossible. But you can use "Selectice Sync" function to remove everything you want. Preferences --> Sync "Selective Sync" then uncheck to folder that you want remove on your computer.

 

 

 

[This thread is now closed. If you have a similar or new question, you can ask here

Polls
Do you know how to organize your files and folders?
We have created a guide on folder best practice, so you can get organized now check it out here.

Work Smarter with Dropbox

The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.

Sound good? Let's get started.
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?