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Deleting Photos on Dropbox

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If I permanently delete a photo on Dropbox will that photo be deleted on any other application on my mac computer hardrive? 

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Re: Deleting Photos on Dropbox

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That depends on the application and how it uses the file, so we just can't answer that. The application could make it's own copy of the file. It could embed the file. Or it could just use the copy in your Dropbox.

What we can tell you is that if you delete a file from your Dropbox, either in your account online or in the Dropbox folder on your computer, it will be deleted from Dropbox entirely. Whether or not that breaks the reference to a photo in another application is up to the other application.


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