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Computer name in Backup and Sync

Computer name in Backup and Sync

superdave_x
Explorer | Level 4

How can I change the name of my backuped pc that appears above (indicated by the arrow)?

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Re: Computer name in Backup and Sync

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi again @superdave_x; I just responded to your other post!

 

Since the backup of your computer takes its name from your machine's OS, you won't be able to rename it on our website. 

 

If you really like to change this though, you could disable the backup feature on that computer and then unlink your account through the app's preferences. From there, you'd need to change your computer's name, re-link your account to the app and re-enable the backup feature. 

 

I know it's not optimal, but this should help achieve what you had in mind. 

 

Let me know if you have any follow up questions, Dave. 


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Re: Computer name in Backup and Sync

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi again @superdave_x; I just responded to your other post!

 

Since the backup of your computer takes its name from your machine's OS, you won't be able to rename it on our website. 

 

If you really like to change this though, you could disable the backup feature on that computer and then unlink your account through the app's preferences. From there, you'd need to change your computer's name, re-link your account to the app and re-enable the backup feature. 

 

I know it's not optimal, but this should help achieve what you had in mind. 

 

Let me know if you have any follow up questions, Dave. 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Computer name in Backup and Sync

superdave_x
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks a lot Walter!! I found that the name shown on the terminal's Dropbox is the NetBIOS name of the Mac. Maybe it can be useful to others

Re: Computer name in Backup and Sync

Walter
Dropboxer

No probs, Dave; I'm just glad I could help.

 

See you around the Community!


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