Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How to remove Dropbox files from a computer you lost or gets stolen

Sometimes you might have installed Dropbox on a couple of your devices. Maybe on your PC, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or Tablet. One of those devices you sell or maybe it gets lost or stolen. You, on the other hand have stored sensitive files on your Dropbox. You don't want those files to fall into the wrong hands. Fortunately you have a solution to remove all those files and unlink that computer, SmartPhone or Tablet from your Dropbox Synced devices. So if you suddenly realize that you have lost access to a computer that has all your Droxbox files synced to it. Follow the steps below to correct the situation.

unlink computer from DropboxHow to unlink a computer from my Dropbox account
1. Back up all your files locally
2. Delete all your Dropbox files
3. Dropbox will Sync all your devices and those files should be removed from the remote computer
4. Unlink and remove access from the device by going here https://www.dropbox.com/account#security
5. Now you can add all your deleted files which were backed-up, back to Dropbox

You now have removed the computer you no longer have access to and you files will no longer appear there. Helps you secure your files and increase Dropbox security. Please leave a comment with your suggestion or feedback.

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