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How to Transfer Dropbox to D Drive of new computer

How to Transfer Dropbox to D Drive of new computer

MJP-Arlington
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I have been using dropbox for a long time and have Dropbox+ 2TB account.   I have a new computer and installed the new Dropbox folder on my C drive instead of my D drive. How do I move dropbox totally to my D drive without messing up any of my data files?

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Rich
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@MJP-Arlington wrote:

How do I move dropbox totally to my D drive without messing up any of my data files?


Use the option in Dropbox Preferences to relocate the folder to another location. I would highly suggest NOT storing the Dropbox folder on an external or removable drive. Under the right conditions, data loss can occur.

 

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Rich
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@MJP-Arlington wrote:

How do I move dropbox totally to my D drive without messing up any of my data files?


Use the option in Dropbox Preferences to relocate the folder to another location. I would highly suggest NOT storing the Dropbox folder on an external or removable drive. Under the right conditions, data loss can occur.

 

MJP-Arlington
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Thank you. I was able to copy my Dropbox files over to my new computer. I was also able to back my files.

peterbells
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Is there a way for me to tell Dropbox to install itself on my D drive?  I have a C drive but it is very low on memory and Dropbox wants to use that drive.  Thank you.

Mark
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You cannot install the software on other drives, but, you can move the Dropbox folder via the advanced installation option. 


 


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