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Remove the limitations of only backing up folders in the default places

Remove the limitations of only backing up folders in the default places

fierfaerie
New member | Level 2

My library folders are located on a 2nd internal hard drive, as the system drives has little space.  Additionally, because the system, drive is constantly having read/writes, its likely to fail sooner due to wear and tear, hence the 2nd hard drive for all data.  

 

Your dropbox backup wont back anything up that is not in default folders!? But it backs up external hard drives???? Please remove the limitation!  I am paying $30 a month and I have no backup. 

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Walter
Dropbox Staff
This idea has been closed due to inactivity. 
 
Thank you for your suggestion, and if you have another idea to share, please do! 
Status changed to: Closed
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fierfaerie
New member | Level 2

My system drive is small son I have all my data folders stored on a secondary internal hard drive.  Additionally, the data drive lasts longer because the system drive is constantly in use with read/writes, so its likely to fail much sooner.  

 

You allow backing up of external drives in Dropbox backup, but fail to allow backup of anywhere but default location for windows libraries!!!  Please remove this restriction!

Jay
Dropbox Staff
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zziippii
Explorer | Level 4

I want to backup download folder and it is rejected because it is not on the same drives. my dropbox folder is not on C but on different partition on the same physical drive

I suggest a new feature so use can backup documents/desktop/downloads folders while dropbox is on different partition

thank you

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @zziippii, thanks for reaching out to us.

 

I've moved your idea under this already existing one that basically suggests the same thing, so make sure to up-vote it to show your support.

Walter
Dropbox Staff
This idea has been closed due to inactivity. 
 
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Status changed to: Closed
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