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Can files in my Dropbox account be infected and will that affect their shortcuts?

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Hello all!

If the original files are stored in dropbox and we only have shortcuts to the files on  desktop, can the original files in dropbox be infected and can it infect all the files although not all machines can access the same files?

 

BR

 

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Re: Can files in my Dropbox account be infected and will that affect their shortcuts?

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Hey there @ktomr, thanks for reaching out to us on the Dropbox Community!

In general, the Dropbox folder on your computer is just like any other folder on your hard drive. 

Having said that, I'd recommend checking out this article on how to protect yourself from phishing and viruses, as well as this link on what to do if your files get corrupted or renamed by randosmware. 

If you have any other questions, just give me a shout. Thanks!


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