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Sync without using the Dropbox folder

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New member | Level 2

Dear Dropbox team,

 

I have two harddisks on my PC (C Drive and D Drive), and I have stored most of my data files on the latter.

 

I would like to ask whether it is possible to Sync my data files on my D Drive directly with Dropbox, without putting those files in the Dropbox folder first.  If the answer is yes, whether I have to sync the whole D Drive, or may I select which folders in my D Drive to Sync and/or not-to-Sync?

 

I am currently a free account user, but I am happy to be a paid user if the aforesaid functions are available.

 

Thanks and regards,

Jamarson.

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Re: Sync without using the Dropbox folder

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Super User

Hi @Jamarson, Dropbox desktop app can only sync the files and folder that you put inside the Dropbox folder. However, you can move your Dropbox folder from its default location to the D drive, and move your data inside the Dropbox folder there. In that way it would not take up space in your C drive. I imagine, your D drive is an internal hard drive in your PC, so there should not be any issues. If your D drive is an external drive, you have to be careful - https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/move-dropbox-folder 

 

You can find the settings for moving Dropbox location in the Preferences. Click the Dropbox icon in the taskbar tray area > click the gear icon > choose Preferences

 

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Next go to Sync tab, and click the Move button, and select your D drive location. 

 

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Re: Sync without using the Dropbox folder

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Super User

Hi @Jamarson, Dropbox desktop app can only sync the files and folder that you put inside the Dropbox folder. However, you can move your Dropbox folder from its default location to the D drive, and move your data inside the Dropbox folder there. In that way it would not take up space in your C drive. I imagine, your D drive is an internal hard drive in your PC, so there should not be any issues. If your D drive is an external drive, you have to be careful - https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/move-dropbox-folder 

 

You can find the settings for moving Dropbox location in the Preferences. Click the Dropbox icon in the taskbar tray area > click the gear icon > choose Preferences

 

Untitled.png

 

Next go to Sync tab, and click the Move button, and select your D drive location. 

 

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Re: Sync without using the Dropbox folder

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Many thanks for your prompt response.  

It is very helpful.

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