- Launch the Dropbox app and navigate to the file you’d like to delete from your Dropbox.
- Tap the blue down arrow to the right of the file.
- Tap Delete to delete the file from Dropbox, your phone.
- All computers connected to your account.
Dropbox: How To Permanently Delete A File
How To Delete Files From Dropbox
You may not be able to remove as many files as you want all at once since Dropbox restricts the number of files that can be removed at one time. Unless it’s content you created and deleted immediately, you won’t be able to delete anything from a shared folder permanently. To free up storage space, permanent file deletion is required.
When you remove a file from Dropbox, it no longer shows up in any of the folders displayed in your account. The file, on the other hand, isn’t truly overwritten until after your recovery period has expired: Basic, Plus, and Family accounts have a 30-day period to recover deleted files.
Tap Delete from the menu. Then go to the file or folder you wish to delete and select it. This will identify the object for you, allowing you to multi-select if desired by tapping the circles next to additional objects on the bottom bar. More then Delete should be selected from the bottom menu bar.
If you want to remove a folder from your Dropbox account online but keep the file on your local Dropbox folder, there is no way to do so. Nonetheless, you may move the file or folder from your local Dropbox folder to external storage and store it as a backup.
Select “Unlink This Computer” from the drop-down menu on the left of your Dropbox icon. In the “Account” area, choose “Unlink this computer.” Press the “Ok” button to finalize your selections and quit “Dropbox.”
To get to the disk utility, when your computer is first starting up, press and hold the Command key while pressing R. Select Disk Utility from MacOS Utilities after that. Select your hard drive when you see it, then go to the “Erase” tab. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” > Erase from the drop-down menu.