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Dropbox syncing to wrong drive

Explorer | Level 3

Recently had Dropbox/files switched from C to D drive because D had more storage space on home computer.  

Problems:

1.   changes made to files  on office computer and laptop are syncing to the the C drive on the home computer.  (Dropbox files on the C drive were not deleted).   How can I tell Dropbox files to go to the D drive?  If I delete Dropbox on the C drive would that solve the problem?  

2.  Dropbox icon in tray opens Dropbox on the C drive. Same question.  

 

Thank you!!

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Re: Dropbox syncing to wrong drive

Super User
Super User

I understand the files in you C drive Dropbox folder are the latest version. 

  1. Delete the Dropbox folder in your D drive. 
  2. Go to Dropbox Preferences (Click the Dropbox icon in the taskbar tray > The account icon on the top right > and choose Preferences) 
  3. Go to Sync tab, there you will see Location. Use the Move button to select your D drive location. That should do what you want.
  4. More details : https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/move-dropbox-folder
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Re: Dropbox syncing to wrong drive

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks for your response.  Actually, I have updated the D drive manually so it contains current files that were synced from other devices.  D drive on this home computer is the default save for other apps. 

Re: Dropbox syncing to wrong drive

Super User
Super User

If you have manually copied files, Dropbox won't recognize. If you still have all the files in the C drive, that means you have two copies. You can first delete the files in D drive (otherwise I am afraid, it will conflict when you use the Dropbox Move from settings). Then use the Move from the Dropbox Preferences to move the Dropbox directory from C to D. If you are afraid of data loss, and you have enough space in your D drive, you may rename the already existing Dropbox folder (which you copied to D drive) to something else (like Dropbox_copy or Dropbox_old etc). Later you can delete it once you are sure that all the files are safe in new Dropbox folder after Move

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