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Using existing dropbox folder

Graph Architects
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I have formatted my PC and reinstalled Dropbox app again, my original Dropbox folder was and still in a different drive which I would like to continue using and sync locally, however when I installed the new app it directs me to a new Dropbox folder which I want to change location to the existing one by preference/sync/Dropbox folder location, but it give me an error saying: "Can't create a Dropbox folder in the requested location".


I don't want to delete all my files and resync again it will take ages to finish full sync, I would like to start from where it was sync.  


Anyone has a solution for that?




Graph Team

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Hi @Graph Architects, thanks for bringing this to our attention.


If you perform an advanced reinstallation, you can also select the location of the folder in the Advanced Settings portion of the installation.


Make sure to choose the 'parent' folder that the Dropbox folder will be residing, for example if your old folder is in E:Files\Dropbox, choose E:Files, and the app will detect the old folder and re-index it.


Keep me updated with any progress!

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