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Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

plasma
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.

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Re: Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

Chris_J
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


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Re: Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

Chris_J
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


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

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Re: Deleting folders from hard drive without deleting company folders

Ngan B.
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.

 

 

 

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