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If I delete a photo from my Dropbox folder, will it be deleted from another PC folder?

I uploaded photos using the Dropbox Ap on my phone, then to my PC. Once uploaded I copied them from the Dropbox folder (via PC ap) and now am looking to delete them from Dropbox, however when I go to do that it says that they will be permentley deleted from all devices. Does this mean that they will be deleted from the new folder I made on my PC? I want to make sure that the photos stay on my PC and permentley delete from my Dropbox. 

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Re: Deleting photos

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Hey there @michelledenice
 
Any changes applied to content in your Dropbox folder will be synced across your account. Any files outside of your Dropbox folder that are stored on your computer are not affected. 
 
For example, if you delete a file in your Dropbox folder, that deletion will be applied to the website and any other connected device that has the desktop or mobile app installed.
 
As such, if you have the a photo in your Dropbox folder and the same one in another location on your computer, when you delete it from your Dropbox folder, it will only be removed from your Dropbox account, not from the other location. 
 
Finally, if you accidentally delete a file or folder from your Dropbox account that you want to recover, you can find more info and relevant steps here
 
Let me know if you have any other questions!

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


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