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Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Garett H.
New member | Level 1

Dear Dropbox & community,

I accidentally dragged the wrong folder into the upload folder on the web browser version of dropbox. It is now uploading some few thousand files and estimating many hours to complete itself. I do not see a way on the website to mass cancel or undo the upload. As there are so many tiny files, it would take an equal amount of time to try to go through and cancel each file individually. Is there a way to mass cancel files uploading on the browser, or do I need to wait a few hours for it to all be uploaded before I can delete the file mass?

Thanks,
G.

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Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Garett H.
New member | Level 1

(Figured out that if you sign-out from the browser, it will cancel all pending uploads)

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Genevieve C.
New member | Level 1

Thank you for following up on this... what a disaster canceling 950 files one by one would have been.  O_o

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Brandon H.4
New member | Level 1

Yes, OMG thank you!

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

eLearning A.
New member | Level 1

I'm not accessing dropbox in a browser but it's installed on my macbook air. Any hints on how to cancel the file transfer in that situation?? Would love help - it's days of uploads apparently.

 

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Alfonso R.1
New member | Level 1

if you¿'re using the app / desktop software it's the same, unlink your account

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Wilmark J.
New member | Level 1

This is why I WILL NEVER PAY FOR DROP BOX. Its interfaces are unintuitive, inconsistent between mobile and desktop versions.

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Sandra K.8
New member | Level 1

I just had a similar problem. I pressed x on the tab to closet the browser page. A pop up came up saying  something like "if you close this page it will cancel your uploads". OK. that's what I wanted.

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

Rich
Super User II

And if you're uploading files through the Dropbox client on a computer, you initiated it by putting the files in the Dropbox folder. To cancel it, just move the files back out.

Re: Stopping a drop-and-drag upload on browser dropbox

joakimljungren
New member | Level 2

Why is there simply no "cancel upload" button? Disastrous...

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