delete Drop Box folder in Public..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by pvinis, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. pvinis macrumors newbie

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    Hello.
    I shared the Public folder and gave everyone read/write.
    I deleted the drop box folder in there, but it keeps showing up..

    Can I somehow delete it permanently?

    thanks
     
  2. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular

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    Try going to the Dropbox webpage and disableing it there.
     
  3. pvinis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not talking about the Dropbox app..
    Go in your Public folder. In there, is a folder called drop box. delete it. It'll show up again after a few minutes.
    Can I delete that one permanently?
     
  4. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular

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    Again, go to the Dropbox webpage and delete that folder form there. That is what I meant.
     
  5. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Like he said, the ~/Public/Drop Box folder has nothing to do with the dropbox.com product.

    Sorry, don't know a solution.
     
  6. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    This might work, put it in terminal...

    chflags hidden ~/Public/Drop Box

    if that fails this should do it too...

    chflags hidden /users/YOUrUSERNAME/Public/Drop Box

    and hit enter,the folder will be there but hidden

    put "nohidden" instead to bring it back
     
  7. johannnn macrumors 65816

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  8. pvinis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nice.. hadn't thought of that. works for me, thanks!

    nice avatar btw :p
     
  9. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    same problem here! I can delete it and yes that appear in the first install of mountain even I dont dropbox at all...

    I remove and appear again after restart

    any solution?
     
  10. Mal macrumors 603

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    Why do you want to delete it? It's used for network transfers if you don't want to give someone a username and password. It has no connection to the Dropbox application that many people use, and is a built-in OS X feature that is not designed to be disabled.

    jW
     
  11. rolkabolka macrumors newbie

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    still no solution about deleting this drop box folder??? i dont want to hide it, and i dont need it at all... i tried to find all the plist files and change the strings but no luck... and i cant find anyone who could help me with that.. its so annoying that u cant do something like deleting a simple file/folder on a mac...
    u cant hide the top bar or turn off the boot sound that simply that u just delete those annoying files... on a mac u need apps to do anything and just hope if it works...
     
  12. ronen macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to add an opposite question
    I've deleted this folder ( Drop Box ) by mistake.
    Also from Trash.
    How can I make it re appear ?
    Can I use Time Machime for one folder ?

    Thanks
     

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