Delete a Dropbox Folder with a Web Browser using Windows 8
Edited by Grimm, Sid Bedekar, Eng
You are watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use your Windows 8 computer and a web browser to delete a folder in Dropbox.
To get started, we are going to need to locate our web browser. In this case, we will use using Google Chrome. We want to give a single or double click to Google Chrome which will open it up.
Once the browser is open, we will have to navigate to "dropbox.com/home" and login to the Dropbox account which we have discussed how to do in another video.
Once we have logged in, we want to identify the folder that we would like to delete and then there are two different ways we can delete the folder.
The first way to delete the folder is by clicking anywhere in the blue bar that highlights as we hover over the folder.
When we click there, we will get a menu with the folder name at the beginning and we have the option to delete.
Alternatively, we can hover our mouse over the folder itself and we can right click which will give us the option to delete as well.
Let's click on "Delete" one time. Clicking either one of the delete options will allow us to delete this folder from our computer and Dropbox.
We will be given a confirmation window which asks us, "Are you sure you want to delete Active from your Dropbox" (Active is the name of the folder in this case). to delete the folder, click "Delete". Otherwise, click "Cancel". Since we are going to delete the folder in this tutorial, we are going to go ahead and click "Delete" now so that this folder will be deleted from my system and will no longer be available to me or to anyone whom I have shared it with.
Once we have clicked "Delete", we will get a message at the top which says, "Deleted 1 item".
Since I am on a Dropbox pro account, I can click the "Undo" option to undo the delete just by clicking it one time.
Now we have received the message saying "Undo complete".
However, since we wanted to delete this folder, we are going to click one time on the folder bar.
Then, click "Delete" in the upper menu.
Click on "Delete" to confirm.
The folder is now deleted and once again, we have the option to undo. Since we did want to delete the folder, especially for the purposes of this tutorial, we will leave it now.
This concludes our tutorial on how to use your web browser on a Windows 8 computer to delete a folder from Dropbox. If you have additional questions, comments or suggestions about this tutorial, or any of the other Dropbox tutorials, please make sure to leave them in the section below and we will get back to you. As always, thanks for using VisiHow and have a great day.
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Recent edits by: Sid Bedekar, Grimm