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How can I delete files?

PGS New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

How do I delete files form my Dropbox????? I want to delete specific photos but the only option i get is "delete all"!!!!!!


Please answer with very basic, easy to understand directions, almost like speaking to a child as I am very computer iliterate.



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Re: Delete Files


Hey there @PGS - welcome to our forums!

I guess you tried to do this from your Photos tab - right? This is a timeline view of all the photos you have stored in your Dropbox account. You can delete from that page by selecting the file you'd like to delete, then click on the "show in folder" option and delete from there. 

In regards to how to delete files in general, why don't you start with the following Help Center article?

More specifically:

A. To delete files or folders on

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click "" (ellipsis) beside the file's name.
  3. Click Delete.

B. To delete files or folders on the desktop app:

To remove a file from your Dropbox, drag-and-drop it somewhere out of your Dropbox folder. To delete the file, drag the file or folder to your Recycle Bin or Trash

I hope this information helps to some extent while I remain at your disposal; should you have any further questions that is.


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