Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Do you have an idea for Dropbox Paper? Share it with us here!



does the cloud drop box keeps files and folders that I erase from my computer?

New member | Level 2

I want the drop box cloud to have or to keep files and folders that I want to earase from my computer- so all archived files will be there and to evacuate some memory from my computer.

is it possible? and how do I do it?

Tags (2)
1 Reply

Re: does the cloud drop box keeps files and folders that I earase from my computer?


Hey @Yiphat, welcome to the Dropbox Community - I'd be more than happy to help!

If you have the desktop app installed and the folders you want to delete are in the Dropbox folder, when you delete them, they'll be removed from your account. 

This means that they'll be deleted from your computer, the website, and any other connected device you have the desktop and mobile apps installed. 

If you want to remove a folder from your computer but you don't want to delete it from your account, you can selectively sync it. 

I hope this helps!

Community Moderator @ Dropbox

Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below. 
White check mark Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.
Arrows Counter Clock Still stuck? Ask me a question! (
Questions asked in the community will likely receive an answer within 4 hours!)

Syncing and uploads

Have a question? Our Dropbox Community is here to help!

Post your question or search for an answer below.

Learn more about using the Community by reading our Community Guidelines.

Hi there,

If you need more help you can log a ticket with our Support Team here (expected response time 24 hours), or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

For more info on available support options, see this article.

If you found the answer to your question, please 'like' the post to say thanks to the user!

does the cloud drop box keeps files and folders that I erase from my computer?
1 Reply
Looking for Dropbox Paper users
Do you use Dropbox Paper?

If so, we're starting a design feedback group and we'd love for you to be a part of it. We have paid feedback opportunities - both in person and remotely - for English speaking users based in the US.

Interested? Take the short survey to let us know.

Take the survey
Who's talking
Top contributors to this post