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Folders on external hard drive

Folders on external hard drive

bobp92065
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I want to have my dropbox folders on an external hard drive. Will it work? How can I do it?
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Re: Folders on external hard drive

Mark
Super User II
Its strongly recommended that you do not due to a very high risk of data loss and corruption.

However, to move it you simply follow the prompts within the Dropbox preferences menu.

Please make sure after you've moved it that the drive never disconnects while Dropbox is running and the drive is always available before Dropbox launches.

See: https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/move-dropbox-folder

 


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Re: Folders on external hard drive

Mark
Super User II
Its strongly recommended that you do not due to a very high risk of data loss and corruption.

However, to move it you simply follow the prompts within the Dropbox preferences menu.

Please make sure after you've moved it that the drive never disconnects while Dropbox is running and the drive is always available before Dropbox launches.

See: https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/move-dropbox-folder

 


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Re: Folders on external hard drive

sreynolds100
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I'm still getting blocked by an error message that won't allow me to move my Dropbox folder to my external drive, which is incredibly annoying. Any suggestions on work arounds for this?

Re: Folders on external hard drive

Mark
Super User II
Try making sure you are on the most recent versions of Dropbox which you can get from https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Beta-testers/ct-p/101003000. Note that sometimes if its deemed by the software that a disconnection is very likely it wont work.

What exactly is the error message?

 


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Re: Folders on external hard drive

sreynolds100
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Thanks for the quick response and suggestion Mark. I was on the latest stable version, but I uninstalled it and installed the latest Beta and still ran into the same error. I've attached it so you can see. I have a 200GB SSD card in my micro-SD slot in my Surface Book that I'm trying to move my Dropbox folder to since I have so little space left on my laptop hard drive. 

 

Re: Folders on external hard drive

Rich
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While Dropbox will allow you to use an external hard drive, it will not allow you to use a removable drive such as an SD card, flash drive, etc. There are workarounds (search the forums), but they are not supported and highly not recommended.

Re: Folders on external hard drive

Flyingedge
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I have a netbook to wich I attach an external drive to which has my dropbox on it. Can I move that external drive to another laptop/computer?
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