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How can I move my Dropbox folder to another location?

How can I move my Dropbox folder to another location?

DaveMM
Explorer | Level 3

I have just downloaded the DropBox App for Windows 10 and wish to have the DB directory on my data 😧 drive (which is a partition of my main drive). The DB Help says:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
  2. Click Preferences (Linux), or the gear icon (macOS and Windows)

My problem is that the latest version of the App does not show a gear icon anywhere. The Help appears to cater for an older version of the App, without the ribbon toolbar.

 

Any suggestions, please?

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Re: Move directory on PC

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi there @DaveMM! Have you given the advanced reinstall a try too? Maybe that will do the trick. 
 
Let us know how it goes and we’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible. Cheers!

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Re: Move directory on PC

Mark
Super User II
How did you download it DaveMM?

Was it via the app store?

If so, as I suspect, there wont be a Dropbox directory created as thats only down when you install from www.dropbox.com/downloading. The one from the app store is more a read only type set up the same as on a mobile device.

 


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Re: Move directory on PC

DaveMM
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks, Mark, for your speedy reply.

 

I uninstalled Dropbox and reinstalled it using your link and continue to have exactly the same problem. The installation continues to use the Dropbox directory made last time under C:\Users\name\dropbox where it is keeping the files I have sent to DB. I want to use D:\Dropbox or similar for these files.

 

The App that has opened seems to be a full version of DB, but has a much more modern look than those shown in the videos on line,  i.e. it has an MS Office style of ribbon which open from the File-Menu-Share-View tabs. There is no gear icon nor anything I can see to access Preferences.

 

I tried to paste in a screen shot, but this didn't work.

 

Re: Move directory on PC

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi there @DaveMM! Have you given the advanced reinstall a try too? Maybe that will do the trick. 
 
Let us know how it goes and we’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible. Cheers!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Move directory on PC

DaveMM
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks very much. This reinstalled DB and put the necessary icon in my System tray so I could do the change of directory.

Re: Move directory on PC

Lusil
Dropboxer
Glad to hear that, @DaveMM!
 
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to give us a shout. :sunglasses: In the mean time, have a wonderful weekend ahead! 

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