Unaware of removing the article without deleting it? Here is the exact article on how to remove the Dropbox folder without deleting it.
Dropbox is an excellent cloud storage application to store the necessary files, folders, images, and videos. We can remove it whenever we don’t require it. If we do so, we can get some space in Dropbox.
Simultaneously I have touched upon how to uninstall Dropbox to remove folders as well. Continue reading this article without skipping to know more.
- Remove the folder from the Desktop icon
- Remove the folder from Dropbox Browser
- Uninstall Dropbox application
Remove the Folder from the Desktop Icon
If you’re primarily using the Dropbox application to store files for your everyday use rather than using Dropbox as a backup store, you do not need to sync copies of your files locally. There are several ways to remove the locally stored copies of our files. This will help us leave storage and we can make space for new files.
Method -1 Using Selective Sync
The most straightaway solution is to unselect the folders from syncing. This will remove or delete the stored copies of our Dropbox files locally and online files will not be available on the computer.
Delete Files in Windows
Deleting files in Windows is simple and only a few-step process. Go through the below steps to remove the folder from Dropbox.
Click the Dropbox icon in the taskbar which is down on the Windows page. Click the Preferences option from the Profile picture which is shown in the top left corner.
In the Preferences option, select the Sync tab which is at the last on the Dropbox Preferences page.
In this step, under the Selective sync from the same page (Dropbox preferences) click Select folders and uncheck or unselect the folders you want to remove from your computer and click Update to see changes.
The selected files will be removed once we click the update option from the Dropbox preferences page so that the files will stop syncing as well.
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Delete Files on Mac
Deleting files on Mac is as simple as on Windows. Look at the below steps to remove the folder from Dropbox on Mac.
Click the Dropbox icon in the taskbar which is down on the Mac page. Click the Preferences option from the Profile picture which is shown in the top left corner.
In the preferences option, select the Sync tab which is at the last on the Dropbox preferences page.
In this step, under the Selective sync from the same page (Dropbox preferences) click Select folders and uncheck or unselect the folders you don’t want to sync from your computer and click Update to see changes.
Finally, folders will be removed from the Dropbox applications.
Delete Files in Linux
Linux users are also trending nowadays. So this will be helpful for Linux users as well.
- Click on the Dropbox icon in the panel from the Linux OS.
- Click Preferences from the profile picture which is at the top of the page.
- Click on the Sync tab and then click the Selective sync button.
- Uncheck the folders that you don’t want to be synced locally.
Remove the Folder from Dropbox Browser
We can remove the folder from the Dropbox browser. Let’s get started.
Method -2 Unlinking your PC from the Dropbox account
Open Dropbox from a browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet explorer and sign in with the proper credentials.
Go to the profile picture on the Dropbox home page and click the Settings option from the menu.
In this step, the Personal account page will appear. Under that select the Security option from the list of tabs. Scroll down on the same page to see the Unlink option click on that to remove the folder from Dropbox.
The desired or particular file will be removed once after clicking the unlink option from the Dropbox application.
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Uninstall Dropbox Application
If we do not require Dropbox at all, you can uninstall the Dropbox application from your computer. This will help free up your storage and system resources.
- Click on the Start button from the taskbar of the windows.
- Click on Settings from the options.
- Click on the Apps tab which is on the left panel.
- Click on Apps & Features to remove Dropbox.
- Select Dropbox from the programs list.
- Click on Uninstall to remove the Dropbox application from your PC.
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In this article, we have seen how to remove folders from Dropbox without deleting them. Deleting unwanted files or folders from Dropbox saves much space in our Dropbox.
I trust I have given enough information regarding how to remove folders from Dropbox. We can also reinstall the Dropbox application again whenever it is required.
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Hello, my name is Lucas and I’m a Dropbox user and expert. I’m from the United States of America, specifically in New York. I love staying up to date on the latest tips and tricks, and helping others learn how to use Dropbox like a pro. In addition to being an avid Dropbox user, I also have a background in cloud storage platforms. I love creating how-to tutorials on everything from setting up Dropbox folders to automating file backups. Learn More About Me