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Re-synchroniser Dropbox après une restauration partielle de Windows

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Question written in in French first, then in English. / Question écrite en frnçais d'abord, puis en anglais.

J'ai dû restauré partiellement mon ordinateur, i.e. réinstaller le système d'exploitation sans perdre mes fichiers personnels. Évidemment, toutes les applications ont été supprimées, y compris l'application Dropbox. Le répertoire Dropbox contenant les fichiers est resté, comme il se doit. Ce répertoire contient environ 500 milles fichiers, soit un peu moins de 1 To.

Est-il possible de réinstaller Dropbox et de réintégrer le répertoire existant ?

Ou dois-je supprimer le répertoire existant et laisser Dropbox recharger le tout ? Avec une connexion résidentielle, ce ser long... et hors de prix...


I had to partieally restore my computer, i.e reinstall the OS without suppressing my personnal files. Of course, all applications were suppressed, including Dropbox. The Dropbox directory has been preserved, as it is supposed to be. That directory contains about 500 thousands files, about abit less than 1 TB.

Is it possible to reinstall Dropbox and to integrte back the existing directory ?

Or must I suppress the directory and leave to Dropbox to reload everything ? With a domestique connexion, that will be long... and insanely costly ...

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Re: Re-synchroniser Dropbox après une restauration partielle de Windows

Hi there @anonymous, 
If you want to re-install the desktop app but you don’t want to re-download all your files, you need to choose the "Advanced" option during the installation process and then choose the parent folder of the existing Dropbox folder as the location for this new install.
For example, if your old Dropbox folder was added to C:\Desktop\Dropbox, you would need to choose C:\Desktop and the app will try to create a new Dropbox folder. If you're connecting with the same Dropbox account as before, Dropbox will detect the existing folder and will then prompt you to merge the Dropbox folder. Once you merge, the desktop app will check existing content and online versions to update them accordingly.
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