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Dropbox on a networkdrive

Dropbox on a networkdrive

Joost_O
New member | Level 2

We are using a terminal server with networkdrives and every user has its own storage area on these drives. I want to use Dropbox so we can setup a shared environment with users who use the terminal server and external users. When installing I get a message  Dropbox is not running on network drives. Is there a way I can get Dropbox to work on a networkdrive?

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Re: Dropbox on a networkdrive

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey there @Joost_O
 
I’m afraid that network drives are not a supported location for the Dropbox desktop app due to the many risks associated with it, such as data loss. The desktop app is designed to be located on the internal (physically connected) storage of the device. 
 
Sorry I can’t be of more help here!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Dropbox on a networkdrive

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Joost_O,

Only way to overcome this limitation is masking the network drive from Dropbox application point of view, so it looks like supported local drive (with appropriate supported file system). Such masking have to be done on every one workstation, where Dropbox have to be used in the noted way. How exactly could be done the masking (shadowing) is very system specific (workstations).

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