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Can I change the location of the Dropbox folder?

Explorer | Level 4

On my PC I have 2 drives - C drive (SSD) and D drive (HDD)  My C drive hosts my programmes and the drop box folder. Can I relocate the dropbox folder to my D drive which has more capacity?

 

This will mean that the dropbox folder is on a different drive to the operating system

 

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Re: Can I change the location of the Dropbox folder?

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Hi @Mark_S, thanks for joining the Community!

 

This is certainly possible! You do so by following the steps in this article, which will allow you to move the folder to another location or drive.

Hope this helps!


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Hi @Mark_S, thanks for joining the Community!

 

This is certainly possible! You do so by following the steps in this article, which will allow you to move the folder to another location or drive.

Hope this helps!


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@Mark_S wrote:

Can I relocate the dropbox folder to my D drive which has more capacity?


Yes. While you can't move the Dropbox application, you can certainly move the Dropbox data folder to another drive. Just avoid using external/removable drives (seriously, just don't do it).

 

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Re: Can I change the location of the Dropbox folder?

Explorer | Level 4

Many thanks - I followed the links/instructions and all is working well.

I did see the article in the Q/A,s and /or help section but I was put of by the initial advice:

 

'Use the same hard drive: If you decide to move the folder, choose a location on the same hard drive as your operating system.'

 

It would appear that you can use a different drive so long as its on the same computer (not external) and is therefore accessible at the same time as the application.

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

That is only a recommendation, @Mark_S, and is useful for the majority of users.

 

However, for power users are comfortable with multiple drives and making changes like these, there isn't an issue having the Dropbox folder located elsewhere, provided it meets the requirements there.

 

Enjoy your week!


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Explorer | Level 4

Thanks for yur help Jay.

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