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Can I change the location of the Dropbox cache folder?

CBCBH97
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Team,

I have searched the internet and cant see how i can change path for .dropbox.cache? i like to have a clean Dropbox folder and this sits on top and is annoying. is it possible to change path to a sub folder?

Cheers Craig

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Re: .dropbox.cache

Super User II
Super User II

The .dropbox file is required. The desktop.ini file is created by your operating system. You can delete it (though it controls aspects of the folder) and it will just be recreated again.

Why don't you just turn off the display of hidden folders and files in Windows, and all three will no longer be visible.

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Re: .dropbox.cache

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi @CBCBH97, thanks for joining the Community!

Currently it isn’t possible to change the location of the Dropbox cache folder as it’s needed there to let the Dropbox desktop application run normally and cache files during the syncing process.

Hope this helps to clarify matters!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: .dropbox.cache

CBCBH97
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks Jay for the quick reply, I guess the .dropbox and the descktop folder are the same then? cant be moved..

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Re: .dropbox.cache

Super User II
Super User II

The .dropbox file is required. The desktop.ini file is created by your operating system. You can delete it (though it controls aspects of the folder) and it will just be recreated again.

Why don't you just turn off the display of hidden folders and files in Windows, and all three will no longer be visible.

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Re: .dropbox.cache

CBCBH97
Explorer | Level 3

Your a champion Rich thanks so much, it works!

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