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Freeing dropbox space - saving files

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How do I remove a file or folder from dropbox yet keep it on my hard drive.  They seem to be all about doing the opposite which forced you to buy more space - but my goal is just the opposite!

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Re: Freeing dropbox space - saving files

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Move the file out of the Dropbox folder on your computer to another location on your drive. Dropbox only syncs the files in your Dropbox folder. If you remove it from the folder, it will be removed from your Dropbox account.

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