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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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@DropboxTeam: any fix without hacking windows in sight ?

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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You can't, because that link itself is the installed dropbox client on desktop. To remove the dropbox icon from navigation pane you will have to uninstall dropbox from your pc.

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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@Sindri wrote:

Maybe that's my only option. Make a virtual drive and make everyone in the company move their dropbox location to that.

That's really the best solution, or just move everyone's Dropbox folder to C:\Dropbox and forget the virtual drive letter.

 

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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Any news on this? I've found threads relating to this since 2015. 3 years and no fix? Or is there a fix?

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

Super User II
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There is no option to remove Dropbox from the navigation pane.
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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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That sucks, to say the least. 

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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You can't, because that link itself is the installed dropbox client on desktop. To remove the dropbox icon from navigation pane you will have to uninstall dropbox from your pc.

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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Why would you want to do this?

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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We use dropbox (for business) as a storage for textures, labels, etc. for rendering. Problem is that not everyone has dropbox on the same location on their computers. For example one person could have their dropbox on: "F:\Dropbox\" another person on "C:\Docs\Cloud\Dropbox", etc.

 

Our rendering software that uses those textures and labels stores full paths for textures/labels. This means that if you are using an image that is (for simplicity sake) stored on "F:\Dropbox\Client22\Project01\Renders\Assets\image01.png", that path is going to be different for other people with their dropbox on C: drive or whatever.

 

Obvious way to solve this is to map everyones dropbox folder to a virtual drive, lets say X:

 

This means that (using the example above), the image is accessible through "X:\Client22\Project01\Renders\Assets\image01.png". Which means that no matter on which computer the rendering software is used, it always finds the correct image, because this path works, no matter on what computer you are. 

 

Now after everyone has this new X: drive on their computers, I don't want them using the normal link to dropbox, because if they do, and then save an image there which they then use while rendering, the whole "X virtual drive" system fails.

 

 

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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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So you are moving everyone dropbox folders to X drive?

After you reconfigure everyone's dropbox settings the navigation pane link would then update it's link to X drive too. Unless I am missing something here?
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Re: How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10?

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I'm not moving any folders. I'm just making a virtual drive X: which points to the real location of dropbox on each computer (which is different in many cases, and it needs to be different because of other software/links in documents, etc.).

 

 

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