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Old 11-25-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Coast of Somewhere Beautiful
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Any DropBox users out there? Got a question and DropBox's help files don't seem to address the issue.

Three of us are using DropBox to share family stuff - photos, etc - nothing valuable or sensitive. By default, I'm the tech guy of the three, which is a little scary. It has worked fine for a couple years. It is still working fine for 2 of us, but on the third computer, the desktop DropBox folder has a bunch of duplicate files and sub-folders. I would like to delete all the files on the third computer and then have it re-populate itself, hopefully correctly. I don't know how to delete the files on this computer only, while still keeping DropBox from deleting the files in the cloud storage. Any suggestions are sincerely appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I'd log the third machine out of dropbox, delete the folders, and log dropbox back in. DB should realize that everything is missing, and download it again.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Coast of Somewhere Beautiful
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Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
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