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Problem with different windows user name on different desktops.

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Problem with different windows user name on different desktops.

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Hi,

 

here's my problem: i'm using dropbox on two computers, both since now had same w10 user's name, so the path's to my folders and files where identical - C:\Users\MYNAME\Dropbox (Osobiste) - (OSOBISTE) is from the time I got another business dropbox account jointed.

After I format one of my computer i made a mistake and forget about making on w10 "MYNAME" name of the user.  After installing dropbox another problem appeared: name of the dropbox folder is now only "Dropbox".

So now i got two different paths:

C:\Users\MYNAME\Dropbox (Osobiste)

C:\Users\MY2ndNAME\Dropbox

 

What is the problem You can ask? Well, 90% of my work is Autocad files, and they are connected to a lots of files on dropbox. With different paths i have to refresh and change them every time i change my workplace. It's horrible and time- consuming.

 

My question: change of name on windows account  - I think i worked that out - i just create another account with proper name.

But what about dropbox folder name? Maybe reinstall so the both name will be "dropbox"?.

 

with <3 thanks

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Re: Problem with different windows user name on different desktops.

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Milan_eze,


@Milan_eze wrote:
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But what about dropbox folder name? Maybe reinstall so the both name will be "dropbox"?.

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Yes - why not! You give one possible answer. After that just one "refresh" will be need.

Another possibility could be link usage to "recover" old path. I.e. a link "C:\Users\MYNAME\Dropbox (Osobiste)" to be directed to "C:\Users\MY2ndNAME\Dropbox". Did you try this? 😉

Hope this helps.

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Re: Problem with different windows user name on different desktops.

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Milan_eze,


@Milan_eze wrote:
...

But what about dropbox folder name? Maybe reinstall so the both name will be "dropbox"?.

...


Yes - why not! You give one possible answer. After that just one "refresh" will be need.

Another possibility could be link usage to "recover" old path. I.e. a link "C:\Users\MYNAME\Dropbox (Osobiste)" to be directed to "C:\Users\MY2ndNAME\Dropbox". Did you try this? 😉

Hope this helps.

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