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Moving Dropbox files to an external Hard drive

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All my photos are in files on Dropbox and I want to download them to an external hard drive. Is there a way to do it that does not take 5-10 minutes per file as I have over 100 files. 

What I have been trying is hitting the download button on the file, it starts to download and creates a zip file, (takes 5 - 10 minutes) then I have to "unzip" and save to the extrnal hard drive... then on to the next file... so time consuming.

all my files are online only. I need them on my computer as I am transitioning to Adobe Lightroom CC from Lightroom classic so that I can use Adobe cloud which integrates better with Lightroom.

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Re: Moving Dropbox files to an external Hard drive

Hey there @MaggieLT,
Are you perhaps using the desktop app on your computer at all? The Dropbox desktop app will sync your account content to your computer so that you can easily access and edit your files locally.
This would be the best method I can suggest rather than downloading straight from the website. You’ll simply be able to copy the data over to your external drive once the files have synced to your computer. Also, if you only have certain folders containing your photos then you can use selective sync to choose only those folders to sync locally.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions or concerns regarding this - Thanks! 

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