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    Cool Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    I am trying to delete a folder in Dropbox on the PC with about 150 photos of an event 3 years ago that the photographer sent me.
    It says that I need administrative approval.
    Have Googled and tried everything!
    Any suggestions?
    Many thanks.
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    Default Re: Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    Something that may work ( might not either) Delete on (re)Boot

    Either https://www.trishtech.com/2013/09/de...elete-on-boot/

    OR

    https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...on_reboot.html


    Select the folder, and simply reboot the computer - all going well the folder is gone.
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    Default Re: Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    Thanks for that - the first one didn’t like the link and the second one came up with a warning (think from W10) that it could harm the PC.
    Will keep digging around DropBox forums though.
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    Default Re: Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffed View Post
    Thanks for that - the first one didn’t like the link and the second one came up with a warning (think from W10) that it could harm the PC.
    Will keep digging around DropBox forums though.
    Theres nothing wrong with the links they work fine, I don't post fake or infected links. As for the warning - Thats more than likely just windows because downloading any exe can trigger that.

    I did actually download and scan with a far better antivirus than the windows one.

    BUT your choice - dont worry me none

    Those programs generally are used for single files, but you can select multi files at once. Also if Its dropbox you may want to try stopping it from running as it will be trying to sync no doubt and if it is then it wont delete
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    Default Re: Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    The Delete on reboot you can select the whole folder in one go.

    https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Fr...lete.On.Reboot
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    Default Re: Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    The Delete on reboot you can select the whole folder in one go.

    https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Fr...lete.On.Reboot
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    Default Re: Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    Eventually got it sorted via DropBox tech support.
    “From what I can see, you're looking at this folder from your desktop app. As a member of the folder you can remove your own access via the web site”
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    Default Re: Canít delete a DropBox folder!

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffed View Post
    Eventually got it sorted via DropBox tech support.
    ďFrom what I can see, you're looking at this folder from your desktop app. As a member of the folder you can remove your own access via the web siteĒ
    That explains why possibly, you didn't mention you were using the app, that would require admin rights usually, helps if ALL info is given when asking for help as no one can see whats on your computer apart from yourself.

    I know Delete On Reboot does work as well as simply deleting the folder from within Drop Box, I Know because I tried it. BTW there's nothing wrong ( infection wise) with those remove on boots, they are perfectly clean, other people have contacted me and said they have had no problems with them.
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