As stated in my original question this involves a single dropbox account. I believe that I did allow Dropbox to be installed using administrator permissions. Also, the installer may have been invoked when running as the standard Windows user (i.e., rather than the admin user). If that would cause setup of Dropbox for the admin user this could explain how this situation arose. I believe that I've figured out how to correct the problem. First I notice that there seems to be a Dropbox related entry that has been added to the Startup folder for all users. I removed this entry for the admin user even though Dropbox had been showing that NO Dropbox account was being sync'ed for the admin user. Then I simply deleted what I referred to as special ICONs for Dropbox that were showing up on the Desktop as well as within File Explorer. Now my Windows 10 system seems to be working as my Windows 7 system in which Dropbox is nowhere to be seen when running under the admin account but appears to be functioning normally when running with the standard account. It appears as though my Windows 10 system is now running as desired with respect to Dropbox. Unless I've done something invalid, in which case I'd like to be informed as such, it looks like this problem is fixed.
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I have a Windows 10 computer that I just setup to use my Dropbox account. I normally operate my computers with multiple accounts so as to do most of my work using an account that does NOT have administrator permissions. Without intending to, it looks like I have both Windows accounts sync'ing to the same Dropbox account. My first concern has to do with whether or not this is valid with respect to the design of sync in Dropbox. From my point of view there is no need to sync dropbox files from the administrator account. Interestingly, on this account the Dropbox program (?service) is inviting me to sync to an account, implying that it is not presently accessing any account, while the special Dropbox ICONs both on the desk top and Windows/File explorer are referencing the dropbox folder for the other (standard) account. On my other Windows (7) computers, I have them setup such that Dropbox is nowhere to be seen on the administrator accounts and functions as expected on the other (standard) accounts. This seems to me to the normal, at least to me understandable, way to do it. If this is the best way to do it, how can I make my Windows 10 system do the same thing?
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