I have just moved to a new computer with programmes on C drive and data files on D drive. I was quite proud of myself to succeed in getting Dropbox to move to the D drive, but in the process I have ended up with D:\dropbox (which I'll call Dropbox 1 here for simplicity) and D:\dropbox\dropbox (which I'll call Dropbox 2). I want to just have Dropbox 1, as this is where my photos are (not sure why they aren't in Dropbox 2) and this is where Lightroom saves my photos to. Dropbox 2 is also the version which shows in Windows 10 file explorer above all the other folders (though below Quick Access and Creative cloud, which I don't use)
I've seen old threads via Google which refer to not being able to point Dropbox at a folder which already exists (Dropbox 1 for me) but no solution.
Hi Daphne. thanks for the reply. When I try to aim it at D Drive, it tells me there is already a Drobox folder there. I know it exists, but I want the system to use it, not Dropbox/drobox.
Thanks Walter. I've got d:\dropbox and d:\dropbox\dropbox. I want to use the former, but if I point Dropbox at d:\ it says (most annoyingly) I've already got a folder. When i pointed it at D:\dropbox it created the dropbox/dropbox folder which I don't want.
I'm wondering if uninstalling and re-installing Dropbox would help.
Hi Walter. I can't see how to send you a screenshot - I took one via Greenshot, but it won't copy into this message - I will send it if you tell me how to do so. To describ what I did: I went into Dropbox - Preferences - Sync and used the Dropbox folder location box to navigate to where I've got the Dropbox folder I want to go on using. The message was: "Error with selected folder. This folder already contains a Drobox dirctory".
Thanks for your help.
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