Dropbox drama

A reader wants to know how to stop screenshots from going into Dropbox cloud storage.

“I had Dropbox installed, with the Icon in the Task Bar. I tried doing a Print Screen that was supposed to take a shot of what I’m talking about, I was told it went into the Dropbox but when I went to open it, it started installing all over again. Twice I’ve tried that! Another puzzle for me to try to unravel. I know nothing about Dropbox, this is my first time using it.”

If you aren’t familiar with Dropbox, it’s a cloud storage service much like Microsoft’s One Drive or Google Drive.

You’re probably seeing the issue because you’re double-clicking on the Dropbox app. Instead, find it on the Taskbar and right-click.


This menu will open.


Click the drop-down arrow next to your name at the top right.


Select Preferences.


Click on Import.


Under Screenshots, untick the box next to Share screenshots.


Make sure to click Apply before closing.

One thought on “Dropbox drama

  1. So, if Dropbox does the same thing OneDrive does, I don’t really need it, do I? I’ve never understood Dropbox. I got OneDrive in order to sync with another computer in the house and I’m finding that it’s holding everything that’s on my computer, including my External Hard Drive. Then Dropbox came along and wanted me to install it – which I did. I was planning on writing to you, asking you to tell me just what Dropbox was for.

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