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So I know I've been able to do it before...I have multiple PC's sycned up and I always name the devices like Work Laptop, Home PC, Home Laptop, etc...
Under Settings-->Security-->Devices I can see all my devices but not option to rename them.
Hi there, I moved your thread into this one since it was related.
You can't rename the computer name from the security settings, you'll need to follow the steps provided by colleague above to change the computer name.
How does this now work with the new device limits? Wouldn't these instructions basically trick grandfathered users to removing devices and then not be able to add them back unless they now reduce to 2 devices or pay?
Hi @adrianp74, since these instructions were provided prior to the 3 device limit on Basic plans, we wouldn’t recommend users unlink if they have more than 3 devices connected just to change the computer name.
Currently, there isn’t another way to change the name on the computer, since it does register the name when the account is connected to that machine when it is first linked.
So can someone explain why the Dropbox client doesn't just detect the device/computer's name has changed, and update the Device Name automatically?
This gets confusing in an environment where machines' roles change periodically so they get renamed, but the old name sticks in Dropbox's Devices listing. Unlinking and relinking Dropbox is a ridiculous workaround, especially for very large Dropbox accounts.
Hi, I have an iMac and when I go to my Dropbox Account/ Setting /Security and look at the device name for my iMac it makes no sense to anything I see annotated anywhere in my iMac's System Preferences?
Where on my iMac do I go to view/change the name that Dropbox uses for my iMacs Device Name?
Hey @323buz, thanks for reaching out to us.
In general, you should be able to find your computer's name by:
I've also moved your post here, where other users have also expressed a similar concern, so when you have the chance, have a look at what is mentioned.
Don't hesitate to get back to us if you have any other questions, cheers!
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