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Can't locate Dropbox location

Can't locate Dropbox location

photojourneyman
New member | Level 2

I have been using dropbox for many years but after re-installing it on a Windows 10 PC I cannot find where the local files are stored. There seems to be no easy way to find or set up the local folder. It is definately not in the places suggested on Dropbox help documents i.e. https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/paired-account-folder-path

Dropbox -> C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Dropbox (<BUSINESS_NAME>)
Dropbox (<BUSINESS_NAME>)
Dropbox (Personal)

 I'm on the point of switching to Onedrive for cloudfiles if I can't solve this problem. I want to be able to go to a local folder on my PC so I can drop files in or open them, rather than accessing them only through the "Dropbox for S Mode" app. What does that title mean anyway?

Thanks!

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Re: Can't locate Dropbox location

Lori
Dropboxer
Hey @photojourneyman, and welcome to our Community!

If the S mode version of the app is installed on your device, that would explain why you can't locate a Dropbox folder. That version currently is not designed to sync your content locally.

Can you try switching your version of Windows out of S Mode (Microsoft makes available instructions to do this)?

After this, you could install the stable version using this link.

Keep me posted on how this goes!

Lori
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Can't locate Dropbox location

photojourneyman
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Thanks! That did the trick.

Re: Can't locate Dropbox location

Lori
Dropboxer
Hey @photojourneyman, awesome! 

Happy to see this resolved the issue you were experiencing! 

Give me another shout if something comes up.

Lori
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