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Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

dongeorge7007
Explorer | Level 3

I have a new Surface Pro tablet.  The drop box folders and files are taking up too much space on my C drive, preventing any windows updates,  so I'd like to know if I can move them to my D drive (my additional memory)?  Will sync still work? Or do i have to do something in my settings for drop box? if yes, what?

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Re: Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

Elixir
Super User

Hey @dongeorge7007, what type of memory drive are you using? Is it a SD card? Note that removable media such as SD cards will not work with Dropbox. An USB external hard drive should work though. 

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Re: Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

Walter
Dropboxer

Backing up what Mark and Elixir mentioned above here and wanted to add something. 

 

Dropbox can indeed be used with an external hard drive  - provided that the drive is always connected to your computer while Dropbox is running. In the case that the drive gets disconnected from the computer while our desktop app is running there is a slight chance that the Dropbox software will start deleting files before realizing that the entire drive has been removed.

 

Moreover, for Dropbox to work best you should make sure that the drive is formatted as NTFS (Windows), HFS (Mac OS X ) or a file system that supports extended attributes (Linux).

 

Hope this helps and let us know if you need anything else! Thanks.

 

 


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Re: Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

Mark
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As long as it is not a removable drive follow https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/move-dropbox-folder

 


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Re: Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

dongeorge7007
Explorer | Level 3

I followed the help instructions in the link provided, and when I selected D drive,  the error message I got was that the destination drive is incompatible with drop box.  This is 232 GB of new memory that I just had purchased / added to the device today.  Any ideas on what to do next?

Re: Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

Elixir
Super User

Hey @dongeorge7007, what type of memory drive are you using? Is it a SD card? Note that removable media such as SD cards will not work with Dropbox. An USB external hard drive should work though. 

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Re: Moving files from C drive to D drive - is it possible? And will sync still work?

Walter
Dropboxer

Backing up what Mark and Elixir mentioned above here and wanted to add something. 

 

Dropbox can indeed be used with an external hard drive  - provided that the drive is always connected to your computer while Dropbox is running. In the case that the drive gets disconnected from the computer while our desktop app is running there is a slight chance that the Dropbox software will start deleting files before realizing that the entire drive has been removed.

 

Moreover, for Dropbox to work best you should make sure that the drive is formatted as NTFS (Windows), HFS (Mac OS X ) or a file system that supports extended attributes (Linux).

 

Hope this helps and let us know if you need anything else! Thanks.

 

 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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