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Dropbox still mirroring my desktop actions on cloud even though I deleted app.

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I am running out of room on my computer, thanks to huge files in the Dropbox app. The accounts were linked so whenever I deleted something from my computer it removed it from the cloud as well. I deleted the app (I think - it's no longer in Finder but I still have a dropbox folder on my hard drive) but the accounts still seem to be linked somehow. Am I missing something? I really need to get these files off of my computer but don't want to lose them altogether!

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Re: Dropbox still mirroring my desktop actions on cloud even though I deleted app.

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Hi Cath, uninstalling the Dropbox desktop application won’t delete the files that are already on your machine.
 
If you want to delete the Dropbox folder, you’ll need to do it manually, though make sure that the app is no longer installed on your machine by following these steps.
 
Hope this helps!

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


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Re: Dropbox still mirroring my desktop actions on cloud even though I deleted app.

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If you're deleting a file in the Dropbox folder and it's being deleted in your accountonline, then Dropbox is still installed and running. Make sure you've uninstalled it correctly.

Note that the uninstall doesn't remove the local Dropbox folder. It just unlinks your computer and removes the application. If you need the Dropbox folder removed from your computer as well, you'll need to delete that manually.

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