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How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

nanobeauty
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My dropbox data is located in external G-Drive ( about 4TB dropbox data in 12TB external G-Drive). But I want to change my computer. How Can I relink dropbox data (located in external G-Drive) from my new computer ??  I use business account trial.. I don't want to delete all my data and redownload data from dropbox website. It will take so long time..

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Re: How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

Lusil
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Thanks for your detailed reply, @nanobeauty
 
Hmm. In that case, since you’re trying to transfer the Dropbox folder as a whole, you can try following the suggestions mentioned in this article
 
Let me know if this helped a bit better! :grin:

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Re: How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi @nanobeauty, you can just download the desktop app on your new computer and let it sync
 
Furthermore, I’d recommend checking out this article which outlines some suggestions to bear in mind when keeping your Dropbox folder on an external hard drive. 
 
Hope this helps!

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Re: How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

nanobeauty
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Thank You for fast reply...

But I still have Question...

 

In My Old Computer,

is it needless to "UnlinK" in Dropbox preference - the Account tab ?


And

I worry like below

When I download, install and login the desktop app in my New computer,

The dropbox app already start to sync dropbox data in my local drive and download folder.

and then

when I relink( it means that I move dropbox folder location from local drive to external drive in Dropbox preference - the Sync tab) to dropbox data in external hard drive,

I can meet conflict or delete data because of same name folder in local drive and external drive..

 

Re: How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

Lusil
Dropboxer
Thanks for your detailed reply, @nanobeauty
 
Hmm. In that case, since you’re trying to transfer the Dropbox folder as a whole, you can try following the suggestions mentioned in this article
 
Let me know if this helped a bit better! :grin:

Lusil
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Re: How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

flynfish1
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I have same question, dropbox folder is ALREADY on external, upgraded to Big Sur, now the desktop app DROPBOX is trying to re create another folder which is too big for main HD and I want to relink to the original foulder on external drive

Re: How can relink dropbox data ( data is located in external hard drive) in other computer ??

Walter
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Hey there @flynfish1, sorry for the late reply.

Are you still having issues with this? 

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