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I don't want to sync my Desktop folder. Any ideas?

Helpful | Level 6

I changed my password. Logged out of the other devices that access my dropbox and then logged in with the new password. In doing so I notice there is now a desktop folder. I do not want drop box to share my desktop files. So I deleted the folder.

wrong.

I lost all my images that were left on the desk top.

I restored all the deleted files from today. But I still lost a lot of images. Im not convinced they will return.

How can I unsync my desktop folder or stop dropbox accessing it.

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Re: Desktop Folder

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Dropbox doesn't (and can't) sync the items on your Desktop on its own. It will only sync the items located within the local Dropbox folder on your hard drive. There have been work-arounds and other third-party utilities that allowed you to sync folders outside of Dropbox, but they are not supported.

So to determine how to prevent Dropbox from syncing your Desktop, we'd need to know how you set it up to do so in the first place.

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Re: Desktop Folder

Helpful | Level 6

I did not set it up to do so. When I logged back on to drop box I noticed the desktop folder. It  was not there in the past.

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Re: Desktop Folder

Helpful | Level 6

It was not there in the past. 

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