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After reinstalling Dropbox, how can I make it locate my folder in another drive?

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A long time ago i moved my dropbox folder from its default drive 'C' to a much bigger larger 'E' drive as i was running out of space on my 'C' drive. I had to reinstall DB the other day and i cant work out how to point the new installation to my old 'E' NOT 'C' drive which DB keeps wanting to do as i already have all my files on my 'E' drive and i dont want DB to download all my files again?


This is so frustrating, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Danial, if you perform an advanced reinstall of the app, when you install the app after logging in, before you click ‘Open my Dropbox folder’, there should be an option for Advanced Settings.
From there you can choose the location of your existing Dropbox folder.
Bear in mind that you need to choose the folder above it, so if it was located in E:\Dropbox, you need to pick E:\ for the app to ‘create’ the Dropbox folder there.
Let me know if that works out for you!

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After reinstalling Dropbox, how can I make it locate my folder in another drive?
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