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backing up dropbox cloud to external HDD, laptop drive fills up

backing up dropbox cloud to external HDD, laptop drive fills up

wetnewf
New member | Level 2

Hi.  I'm trying to back up my cloud dropbox to a external HDD attached to my laptop.  For  some reason, Dropbox is not only copying th3 filed to the external HDD, but is also copying them to my laptops HDD, which is now full.  I am going to end the incomplete copoy after 12 hours and may gig, and hope the laptop HDD clears itself.

How to I make an archive copy of my dropbox files in the manner above without cratering my Laptop?

Thanks

 

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Re: backing up dropbox cloud to external HDD, laptop drive fills up

Walter
Dropboxer
Hello @wetnewf; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

Can you clarify if you used these steps to move your Dropbox folder to your external drive or if you followed a different process? 

While at it, what's the desktop app reporting in your system tray/menu bar

Keep us posted!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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