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Can I move the Dropbox folder to the Shared user folder?

Can I move the Dropbox folder to the Shared user folder?

brains
Explorer | Level 4

Instead of haveing the DB home folder in:

/Users/<name>

I want to locate it in:

/Users/Shared

Can I do that?

thx

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Re: macOS DB home folder in Shared user folder

Jay
Dropboxer

That should be all you need to do! It will move the folder from the normal location to the new location.


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Re: macOS DB home folder in Shared user folder

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @brains, it should be possible to do so using the Dropbox desktop application to move the folder to wherever you wish to move it.

However, I wouldn’t recommend moving it to shared folder, since if other uses on your computer can access and edit the files in the folder, this could result in conflicted copies, unknown permission issues, and even deleted files.

I hope this info helps!


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Re: macOS DB home folder in Shared user folder

brains
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks for the quick reply.

It is just an organisational thing, really. There is only one user on the machine.

So DB would have no problem with that? I just use the desktop app to create/point to the new folder as /Users/Shared/Dropbox

Is that right?

Re: macOS DB home folder in Shared user folder

Jay
Dropboxer

That should be all you need to do! It will move the folder from the normal location to the new location.


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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