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I got a new computer and want to have the Dropbox folder on a secondary drive. What can I do?

I got a new computer and want to have the Dropbox folder on a secondary drive. What can I do?

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Hi all..just purchased a new computer and want everything to go to the H drive including dropbox. Dropbox seems determined to be on the C drive. If I install dropbox on the new computer, it is bigger than the C drive itself and starts to sync immediately bringing over all the files. How do I sync all things at once to get dropbox on the new computer, get the stuff on the H drive and not have everything download to C and cause a disaster?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

carrie

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Re: I got a new computer and want to have the Dropbox folder on a secondary drive. What can I do?

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Hi @intcon; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

In this case, I'd suggest pausing the sync upon installing the desktop app and from there, move the Dropbox folder to the drive you want using these steps

 

Let me know if this works Carrie!


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Re: I got a new computer and want to have the Dropbox folder on a secondary drive. What can I do?

Dropboxer

Hi @intcon; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

In this case, I'd suggest pausing the sync upon installing the desktop app and from there, move the Dropbox folder to the drive you want using these steps

 

Let me know if this works Carrie!


Walter
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