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Files showing in dropbox that I did not put there

Files showing in dropbox that I did not put there

Mike Florida
New member | Level 2

I am getting a dropbox message saying my dropbox is almost full, but when I look at the actual files I have loaded to dropbox it totals about 350meg.  However, when I look at the activity on my account it shows several files added about 21 days ago that I did not put in my dropbox, and I don't know what they are or who put them there.  They show to be on some external drive that I have no access to.  I cannot delete them, view them, or do anything with them.  I think they might be filling up my dropbox.  How can I get rid of them?

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Re: Files showing in dropbox that I did not put there

Rich
Super User II

@Mike Florida wrote:

They show to be on some external drive that I have no access to.  I cannot delete them, view them, or do anything with them.


Sounds like you backed up an external drive. Check your Backups page.

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Re: Files showing in dropbox that I did not put there

Rich
Super User II

@Mike Florida wrote:

They show to be on some external drive that I have no access to.  I cannot delete them, view them, or do anything with them.


Sounds like you backed up an external drive. Check your Backups page.

Re: Files showing in dropbox that I did not put there

Mark
Super User II

Sounds like you've accidentally set up Dropbox Backup.

 

www.dropbox.com/backups


 


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Re: Files showing in dropbox that I did not put there

Mike Florida
New member | Level 2

Thanks Rich.  I don't know how I did that, but I do see an External Drive folder when I click on the link you sent me.  Can I just delete that?

Re: Files showing in dropbox that I did not put there

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Mike Florida, you can follow these steps to disable your external drive backup.

 

If you need any further assistance, please let me know!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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