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Stop messing around with the root folder name

Stop messing around with the root folder name

ZAGG
Helpful | Level 6

Stop changing anything about pathing. People need files to be in a certain place and be called certain things and not have you change root folder names and constantly change how this behaves for new accounts.

 

Let me save my stuff in a folder called "whateverIwant" and have the subfolders be in there. At the very lease stick with just "Dropbox" so we can have SOME amount of consistency. 

 

No more Dropbox (blahblah), no more "Blah Blahs Dropbox", no more "Blah Blah's Personal Dropbox Folder With Too Many Spaces In The Path Name For Software To Work"

 

Just let me put my files where I want, in a folder I can chose the name of.

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Re: Stop messing around with the root folder name

Megan
Dropboxer

Hey @ZAGG, thanks for posting to the Community! 

It seems your idea is similar to this one.

I also did some research and found another one, which would echo your concerns. Would you mind taking a look and letting me know more?

Thanks.

 

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This post is for a feature or product we can support you with so we have moved the post to Help from the Community so you can get help from our team of moderators, Super users and other Dropbox users.

Megan
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Stop messing around with the root folder name

Guilherme Casagrandi
Explorer | Level 4

I just can't understand why the developers behind DB alow the space char in the root folder. And worse, we can't change It. For a programming standpoint, Its very bad, please change that.

Re: Stop messing around with the root folder name

ZAGG
Helpful | Level 6

@Megan These are related issues, but my concern is not with managing other users folders or specific issues with business vs personal accounts, etc... 

 

The simplest version of what I would like to see is this:

 

When you first install Dropbox and tell it where you want your files saved, or when you tell Dropbox to move to a new location, save the subfolders in that location. Do not create any new folders at all.

 

If I pick C:\Dropbox, Save the folders there. This is the behavior dropbox used to have. Do not create a folder at C:\Dropbox\"Username's Dropbox". Creating a new folder I didn't want is bad enough, but adding spaces is just bad and lazy practice.

 

A step beyond that would be to allow the user to name the root Dropbox folder itself. Subfolders can be renamed on a device by device basis and do not affect the name of the same folder on another device. A user should have the same control of the root folder name as well.

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