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How can I rename my Dropbox Backup?

How can I rename my Dropbox Backup?

davidrh
Explorer | Level 3

So, I backed up a Mac a year ago with stuff I didn't care about. This was before the new Dropbox "backups" app. Anyway, I had a backup named "Mac". I recently wanted to back up my new Mac, and it is named "Mac (2)," which makes sense. The problem is I can't figure out how to rename the backup. I deleted the other one, so the name won't be an issue, but there isn't an option I can find.

 

Device: MacBook Pro (M1 Pro chip)

 

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Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @davidrh, welcome to our Community! 

 

When you access your Dropbox folder, do you see your Mac (2) Backup content located there? 

 

Keep me posted and we'll take it from there! 


Megan
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davidrh
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I can see the folder backup ~/Dropbox/Mac (2) within the terminal, but it does not appear in Finder. Renaming it through the terminal does nothing either as it just re-syncs it. I can also see it in the new Dropbox backup menu. The backup function works fine, I just wanted to change the name without re-uploading everything. I can't find an option to anywhere. I'll try to find a solution but it's probably just easier to delete and make up a new backup of 105 GB than to just rename it.

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