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Want dropbox removed from one machine.

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I have all of my dropbox files being saved on 2 different laptops, but I want dropbox and all of its files removed from 1 of the laptops, so my son can use it. How do I do this WITHOUT deleting my dropbox files from my main laptop that I use for business?

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Re: Want dropbox removed from one machine.

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Hello @andyhussong - how are you today?

This should be fairly easy to achieve as you'd only need to unlink your account from the mentioned device and then delete your Dropbox Folder. Note that after unlinking your account from the said computer, your Dropbox Folder will be a local copy of your Dropbox folder which you should be able to delete without affecting your Dropbox files online or on other devices.

In general, if you want to make permanent changes to your computer that do not sync back to the website you need to unlink the computer first. You can follow these steps to unlink a computer:

1) Right-click the Dropbox icon in the system tray, or menu bar, by the clock
2) Click on your profile picture or initials to the right of the search bar and select 'Preferences' > 'Account'
3) Click the 'Unlink' button
4) Afterward, Dropbox will prompt you to re-register. Quit!

You can now safely move or delete files in the Dropbox folder and not affect anything else. 

Let me know if you have any additional questions Andy; I'll be happy to follow up!

 


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