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how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

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My windows desktop hasn't synced with dropbox online for months. I would like to replace all local files with the online files even if the local files have changed. Dropbox app hasn't been running. How do I restart it without the local changes being sent to the online folders? Essentially I would like to restart dropbox on this desktop like it was never there at all. Can I just delete the local Dropbox folder and then start the dropbox app? 

 

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Re: how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

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Unlink your computer from your Dropbox account. Rename the local Dropbox to Dropbox.old (if you want to retain the folder, otherwise you can just delete it), then re-link the computer to your account. The Dropbox folder will be recreated and all of the files in your account online will sync down to your computer.

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Re: how do I reset dropbox sync on desktop and ignore local changes?

New member | Level 2

thanks, that worked. 

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