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Why do my Dropbox files appear to reside on my laptop's hard drive?

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Why do my Dropbox files appear to reside on my laptop's hard drive?

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Re: Why do my Dropbox files appear to reside on my laptop's hard drive?

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Hey @thultmark
 
If you’ve downloaded the desktop app, then the Dropbox folder that you have on your computer gives you access to the files in your Dropbox account directly through a folder on your hard drive.
 
Using the desktop app is just like using any other folder on your hard drive, except the files you drag into your Dropbox folder automatically sync online and to any other devices linked to your account. That way, you won't have to manually upload or download files in your Dropbox folder and any time you save a change to a file and are connected to the internet, that change will sync everywhere you have Dropbox installed.
 
If you don’t want the desktop app on your computer, you can uninstall it. Please remember that removing the desktop app won’t delete your Dropbox account or remove the files in your Dropbox folder from your hard drive.
 
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to get back to me. 

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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