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Dropbox + Desktop on different drives; Can't move desktop to Dropbox drive

Dropbox + Desktop on different drives; Can't move desktop to Dropbox drive

Mrrg
Explorer | Level 4

Hello, I have my OS and apps on one drive, and my Dropbox and storage on another. I do this because the OS drive doesn't have the space to hold all of my Dropbox stuff and I wanted the DB files to be accessed locally at all times and backed up.

 

I want to back this computer up with DB as well. I can't because the OS and DB are in different drives:

 

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I tried moving the desktop/downloads etc folders to the same drive as my DB, but it wasn't having that either and gave me a "not in default location" error.

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What exactly am I supposed to do, besides spend money on a bigger drive that I don't need/want, when I'm already paying Dropbox?

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Re: Dropbox + Desktop on different drives; Can't move desktop to Dropbox drive

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey @Mrrg, thanks for using Dropbox and posting on our Community!

As you've found out, there's no way to have the computer backup work across different drives. 

You can upvote this idea and/or this one in case you'd like to show your interest in them for our devs consideration. 

Let me know if you have any other questions in the meantime. 

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Dropbox + Desktop on different drives; Can't move desktop to Dropbox drive

Mrrg
Explorer | Level 4

OK, much appreciated, thanks so much--

Re: Dropbox + Desktop on different drives; Can't move desktop to Dropbox drive

Megan
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Hey @Mrrg!

If you need anything else don't hesitate to give us a shout!

Cheers!

Megan
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