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Re: Not enough hard drive space. Choose online only

Not enough hard drive space. Choose online only

Jeff P.2
Helpful | Level 5

I'm setting up a new computer and Dropbox must be referring to the C, vs. D drive for Local set up.  I already have a Dropbox folder labeled D that I transferred from my old machine.  Dropbox indicates "Not enough hard drive space. Choose online only."  The D drive is 3 TB so space is not an issue.  How do I direct the new install of Dropbox to the D drive?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Not enough hard drive space. Choose online only

Rich
Super User II

@Jeff P.2 wrote:

How do I direct the new install of Dropbox to the D drive?


During the install and after you sign in, you should see an Advanced Options link that will let you chose a different location for the Dropbox folder. Make sure you chose an internal, non-networked, non-removable drive. Network and external drives are not supported and can cause data loss.

Re: Not enough hard drive space. Choose online only

Jeff P.2
Helpful | Level 5

Thanks for the response.  I'm not given any options or advanced options link.  After I sign in my only choices for where I want my files stored is online, or local.  When I select local it automatically sets up a folder on my C drive and says there isn't enough room, which is correct.  There is no option to move it to D, my 3TB drive. 

 

I did go ahead and let Dropbox start and used the Sync options.  However, when I try to move the Dropbox folder to D, it says there is already a folder there and won't let me just use the folder where all my files already are.  

 

Now it wants to set all the files in D:\Dropbox\Dropbox.  What???

 

This should be really easy.  Why is DB making it so hard?

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Re: Not enough hard drive space. Choose online only

Rich
Super User II

@Jeff P.2 wrote:

Now it wants to set all the files in D:\Dropbox\Dropbox.  What???


The question asked is basically "Where do you want the Dropbox folder to be created?" and you answered D:\Dropbox, which results in a Dropbox folder being created in D:\Dropbox, so you end up with D:\Dropbox\Dropbox. Instead, you should be selecting D:\ so the folder ends up as D:\Dropbox.

Re: Not enough hard drive space. Choose online only

Jeff P.2
Helpful | Level 5

Thanks.  I figured it out.  You have to start by doing Online only and then you get the Advanced Options screen where you can select the folder.  Appreciate the help.

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