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Question [Q] Dropbox after formatting hard drive

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Since Dropbox basically is a folder on my hard drive, I was wondering what would happen if I would format my hard drive and thus delete the Dropbox folder. Will everything remain intact, be deleted or downloaded again later on?

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It's up to the dropbox app. The app it is monitoring changes to the folder, only copy paste rename delete but formating the drive will result in sync error.
 
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It's up to the dropbox app. The app it is monitoring changes to the folder, only copy paste rename delete but formating the drive will result in sync error.
But does that mean that the files will stay in the folder and that new files won't sync properly?
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But does that mean that the files will stay in the folder and that new files won't sync properly?
No, no, no.

If you simply format the hard drive then it will be as if you apply your DropBox account to a new PC. Once you install it, it will sync perfectly and pull all your files down to the newly-formatted hard-drive absolutely fine.


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That sounds better, thank you. And if you format the hard drive and not yet apply your account to a newly formatted one, will the files be already accessible in the browser?

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Same thing different perspective
And yes your file are accessible online in the browser or on any other device.

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Hey guys,

Since Dropbox basically is a folder on my hard drive, I was wondering what would happen if I would format my hard drive and thus delete the Dropbox folder. Will everything remain intact, be deleted or downloaded again later on?

Thanks in advance.
Dropbox is a cloud you can format your pc you will always find what's in with your username dropox
 
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Dropbox is a cloud you can format your pc you will always find what's in with your username dropox
Hello People,

I'm agree Dropbox is a cloud. Right now I want to format my Mac and I have more than 60 GB in my dropbox folder. If I format my mac (I will lost all the information), should I have to wait (a long time) the sync between my computer and my dropbox before using the files OR can I copy and paste my files in the Dropbox folders (the files just before the format) and "nothing happened"?

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Hello People,

I'm agree Dropbox is a cloud. Right now I want to format my Mac and I have more than 60 GB in my dropbox folder. If I format my mac (I will lost all the information), should I have to wait (a long time) the sync between my computer and my dropbox before using the files OR can I copy and paste my files in the Dropbox folders (the files just before the format) and "nothing happened"?

Thank you so much for your help guys .
You 'should' be able to copy the files and restore them, but if anything else changes on DropBox in the meantime you may end up with some duplicated files to weed out manually.


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