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How do I move my Dropbox folder on a PC?

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The desktop app automatically installed my dropbox on my c drive. I would like it to be on my d drive. How do I move the dropbox folder? Or, how do I choose a folder on d to use as my dropbox folder?

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Re: How do I move my dropbox f8lder on a PC?

Dropboxer

Hey there @tracicollins - happy Monday and welcome to our Forums!

Dropbox can be used with an external hard drive as long as you can ensure the drive is always connected to your computer while Dropbox is running. If the drive is ever disconnected from the computer while Dropbox is running there is a small chance that the Dropbox software will start deleting files before realizing that the entire drive has been removed. 

Additionally, you should ensure that the file system of the external drive meets the file system requirements. Those can be found in the following Help Center article: 

https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/system-requirements

To move your Dropbox folder to an external drive follow the steps in the following Help Center article: https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/move-dropbox-folder

[The location you select is the folder the Dropbox folder will be moved to, rather than the folder your Dropbox files will be stored in.]

Last but not least, if you're only looking at freeing up some space on your computer, I'd also suggest that you took a look at our selective sync feature which is a great way to free up disk space on a connected (to your account) device by un-syncing some of your folders (maybe the ones you're not using at the moment for example?). 

I hope this information helps and please let me know if you have any questions. 

 


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Moving My Drop Box Folder

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The problem is my gear icon doesn't have a preferences option. The desktop app doesn't put an icon is the system tray. The Windows 10 app store version has the icon in the system tray and i have a gear icon but not preferences section. I have been hunting for a preferences section but I can't find one anywhere, not on the web, not on the desktop app and not on the appstore app. Can you point me in the right direction to get the additional options?

Also, my micro sd card says it is removeable it isn't easy to remove and I don't plan on ever removing it. The micro sd card has one terrabyte of storage and the ssd drive in my Surface Pro only holds 128 gb. Obviously this removable media  is more like an internal hd than my ssd drive is. So I am encouraging dropbox to revise their built in assumptions during some future update.

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Re: Moving My Drop Box Folder

Dropboxer

Hey @tracicollins - I just saw your second post and moved it under the same thread to keep all your queries together. 

I guess you might be running the mobile version of our app or even the Dropbox app for Windows in S mode on your Surface so could you please send me a screenshot of the app as you see it on your computer?

Moreover, if it's not too much to ask, could you try to re-install our software using the offline installer for our desktop app directly from the page below?

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Desktop-client-builds/Stable-Build-64-4-141/m-p/322084#M5164

Keep me posted on your findings please and we'll take it from there.

 


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