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Can't move dropbox file location.

Can't move dropbox file location.

JanK
Helpful | Level 6

Instructions to move dropbox file location don't work. There is no "click sync then click move" option under the dropbox tray gear icon on Windows 10. I need to get the default  location which is on an SSD boot drive moved to a larger drive.

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Re: Can't move dropbox file location.

JanK
Helpful | Level 6

Thank you so much. It worked great but the instructions on the dropbox website (pasted below) are wrong. It says for Windows, to select the gear icon first, then sync. I'm sure you knew what they were trying to say but we old engineers tend to be very literal. Thanks again.

  • Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
  • Click Preferences (Linux), or the gear icon (macOS and Windows)
  • Click Sync (on macOS you’ll first need to click Preferences…).

 

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Re: Can't move dropbox file location.

Rich
Super User II

The instructions are accurate, even on Windows 10.

Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray. The app window will open. In the top-right corner you'll see either the gear or your avatar icon. Click that and select Preferences. Alternatively, you can CTRL-left click the Dropbox icon in the system tray and select Preferences (this is the legacy menu).

Once you have Preferences open, select the Sync tab and you'll see a section labeled Dropbox folder location. Click the Move button to select a new location for the Dropbox folder.

Re: Can't move dropbox file location.

JanK
Helpful | Level 6

Thank you so much. It worked great but the instructions on the dropbox website (pasted below) are wrong. It says for Windows, to select the gear icon first, then sync. I'm sure you knew what they were trying to say but we old engineers tend to be very literal. Thanks again.

  • Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
  • Click Preferences (Linux), or the gear icon (macOS and Windows)
  • Click Sync (on macOS you’ll first need to click Preferences…).

 

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Re: Can't move dropbox file location.

RJM-W
New member | Level 2

It's actually the three lines at the top left-hand side, then Preferences then syn, then "Dropbox file location"

Re: Can't move dropbox file location.

holpol1
New member | Level 2

This message isn't about moving files it's about moving folders.  I have a mac.   I just want to move a file from one folder to the other. If I try to copy and paste, it jsut makes another copy in the orginal folder that i want to move from!  There's no drag or drop.  I even tried moving it back to finder and then moving it back to the right folder and it keeps going to the wrong one!  

Re: Can't move dropbox file location.

Ro R.
New member | Level 2

Just wondering if you found a solution? I have the same problem, I can't move files or folders with dropbox, they duplicate.

Re: Can't move dropbox file location.

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @holpol1 & @Ro R.; sorry for the late response.

 

Can you please let us know if you're still having issues with copying or moving files within your Dropbox folder on your computers? 

 

Thanks!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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