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Syncing Mac external HD to Dropbox

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Hello,

I want to backup my external HD (LaCie, 4TB) to Dropbox. I know you don’t recommend it. But the drive will be connected to the computer at all times.

However, when I try to move the Dropbox folder, using the applications preferences, it says it can’t move the folder. My drive is APFS formatted, so I don’t know what’s wrong. Can you help?

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Re: Syncing Mac external HD to Dropbox

Dropboxer

Hi @Leonie- - welcome to the Dropbox Community!

I'm sorry to hear you're having issues when moving your Dropbox folder to an external drive. 

Could you forward me a screenshot of the exact error you get so I can further advise? 

Thanks!

 


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Re: Syncing Mac external HD to Dropbox

New member | Level 2

Hello, thanks for the reply.

 

The error is:

Fout bij het verplaatsen van Dropbox

Er is een onverwachte fout opgetreden tijdens het verplaatsen van je Dropbox-map. Maak je geen zorgen, je bestanden zijn nog steeds veilig.

 

Which translates to:

Error moving Dropbox

There has been an unexpected error moving the Dropbox folder. Don't worry, your files are still save.

 

Or something like that.

 

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Re: Syncing Mac external HD to Dropbox

Dropboxer

Thanks for the reply @Leonie-!

As this is a pretty generic error, I'd suggest rebooting your device and giving it another try. 

If you're still getting the same error, let me know if I could use the email address that's connected to your Community's profile to reach out so we can work on this internally.  

Thanks a bunch and have a lovely weekend in the meantime. 

 


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