How to Clear the Dropbox Cache

December 2016

Dropbox - Clear The Cache (Manual Procedure)

Here's the manual procedure to clear the Dropbox's cache folder.
Clearing the cache can be quite useful when you want to permanently delete files from Dropbox!
When you delete a file or folder from Dropbox, a copy of the latter will be kept in a hidden folder for a duration of 3 days.
To permanently delete these files it is recommended that you clear the cache.
The steps are described below:
  • The first step is to open the Dropbox folder (C:\Users\Username\Dropbox).
  • To access the cache, click in the address bar of Windows Explorer and add the following path to the existing address: \.dropbox.cache
  • Delete the folders present in the cache.

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