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Does cloning the hard disk to an SSD with no changes in data affect the Dropbox app?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi there

I am planning to upgrade the hard disk on my notebook by cloning it to a new ssd drive.

So the final setup would be: same computer, different disk but with cloned content.

Any precautions regarding Dropbox? Maybe stopping syncing before cloning?

Thanks

Enrico

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Re: Cloning hard disk

Super User II
Super User II
You should be fine. If you're doing an active cloning (computer is running while you're cloning) then yes, exit Dropbox so it doesn't sync.

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Re: Cloning hard disk

Super User II
Super User II
You should be fine. If you're doing an active cloning (computer is running while you're cloning) then yes, exit Dropbox so it doesn't sync.

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Re: Cloning hard disk

Helpful | Level 6

This doesn't work. When you boot up your new drive and start dropbox on it won't recognized the existing "dropbox" folder. It will force you to create a new dropbox folder and proceed to download the entire dropbox content from the cloud. pretty annoying

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