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How to change directory

How to change directory

Dankers
Explorer | Level 3

I am a new user of Dropbox. Accidentalily I have installed Dropbox on the C directory wich is only 122 GB. I now realise that I should have installed Dropbox data on an other (larger) partition of the HD.

How to change the current path C:\\Users\User\Dropbox\data to (for instance) F:\\Dropbox\data without loosing data !!

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Re: How to change directory

Vivian
Dropboxer

Oh no! Ok, for the 404 error, could you please try switching browsers?

If the issue persists, for now, I will provide you the steps here below.

For Windows:

1. Click the Dropbox icon from your system tray.

 
2. Click the gear icon.
3. Click Preferences…
4. Click Account.
5. Click Move…
6. Select the new location for your Dropbox folder.
7. Let Dropbox move your folder and its contents to the new location.
 
Please note that your Dropbox folder will keep the same name as before, and can't be changed by using the move feature. Dropbox will not sync your Dropbox folder if it has been manually renamed or moved through your operating system. If Dropbox loses track of your Dropbox folder, it will attempt to re-sync the folder in its entirety using its last known location.
 
For Mac:
 
1. Click the Dropbox icon from your menu bar.
 
 
2. Click the gear icon.
3. Click Preferences…
4. Click Account.
5. Click the Dropbox location dropdown.
6. Choose a new location for your Dropbox.
7. Let Dropbox move your folder and its contents to the new location.
 
I hope this helps!
 
Thanks,
Vivian


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Re: How to change directory

Vivian
Dropboxer

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out to us!

If you´d like to move your Dropbox desktop folder to a new location, please visit www.dropbox.com/help/89.

I hope this helps! Let us know how it works out.

Thanks,

Vivian



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Re: How to change directory

Dankers
Explorer | Level 3

unfortunaly the link gives a 404 error

Re: How to change directory

Vivian
Dropboxer

Oh no! Ok, for the 404 error, could you please try switching browsers?

If the issue persists, for now, I will provide you the steps here below.

For Windows:

1. Click the Dropbox icon from your system tray.

 
2. Click the gear icon.
3. Click Preferences…
4. Click Account.
5. Click Move…
6. Select the new location for your Dropbox folder.
7. Let Dropbox move your folder and its contents to the new location.
 
Please note that your Dropbox folder will keep the same name as before, and can't be changed by using the move feature. Dropbox will not sync your Dropbox folder if it has been manually renamed or moved through your operating system. If Dropbox loses track of your Dropbox folder, it will attempt to re-sync the folder in its entirety using its last known location.
 
For Mac:
 
1. Click the Dropbox icon from your menu bar.
 
 
2. Click the gear icon.
3. Click Preferences…
4. Click Account.
5. Click the Dropbox location dropdown.
6. Choose a new location for your Dropbox.
7. Let Dropbox move your folder and its contents to the new location.
 
I hope this helps!
 
Thanks,
Vivian


Did you find my post helpful? If it answers your question, please mark 'Accept as Solution" below so other users can find it quickly!
🙂


Re: How to change directory

Rich
Super User II
I corrected the link. It just had an extra period at the end of it.

Re: How to change directory

jeffkaybc
Explorer | Level 4

OK. I've got a similar problem. I moved Dropbox from my C to my D partition. But there's still a Dropbox folder (that's not syncing) in my C partition. How do I get rid of it? I tried deleting and it says it requires admin access (and I'm the admin). Also bad, even though I've changed my download location prefs in Windows 10, some programs still want to save files to my old C Dropbox, and I keep losing track of things. How to fix?!? 

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