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macbook crash and transfer to new computer

macbook crash and transfer to new computer

ragiacalone
New member | Level 2

My Macbook crashed-- it was mostly backed up on a recent time machine. 

 

I want to now link my new Macbook to Dropbox--which, because of Time machine is going to have most of what is in dropbox.  

 

Can I just connect to dropbox?

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Re: macbook crash and transfer to new computer

Mark
Super User II

Hi @ragiacalone 

 

You will need to use the advanced reinstall option to choose an already existing Dropbox directory and then note - it will take a LONG time to reindex everything and it may show things as deleted/removed/added/moved etc. do not do anything WAIT until its finished and all should be fine 🙂


 


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Re: macbook crash and transfer to new computer

ragiacalone
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I looked up how to do this--and it looks complicated.  MIght it be easier to simply delete the files on my Macbook and have DB install?  I haven't looked up how to do this, but it should be easier...

Re: macbook crash and transfer to new computer

Mark
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Personally @ragiacalone that is how I always do it - I just rename the old directory as 'Dropbox-old' (so I have a backup if needed!) and then reinstall Dropbox as a fresh install and leave it on overnight. 

 

That way I know nothing is corrupted etc. and nothing accidentally is replaced with older versions


 


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