Do you have an idea for Dropbox Paper? Share it with us!




Moving your dropbox to a new device

Explorer | Level 3

How do you do it

2 Replies

Re: Moving your dropbox to a new device


Hey there Nick - welcome to our forums!

You just need to install Dropbox on the new computer and then enter your username and password when prompted. 

The Dropbox application will begin downloading the files in your Dropbox folder for you automatically once you log in while you should be able to boost the syncing process up by changing your bandwidth settings

If you already have your Dropbox folder somewhere else and you want to move it to the new computer without downloading everything from the website, please refer to the instructions in the following Help center article:

Let me know if you have any questions @nick22!


Community Moderator @ Dropbox

Heart Did this post help you? If so please give it a Like below. 
White check mark Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.
Arrows Counter Clock Still stuck? Ask me a question! (
Questions asked in the community will likely receive an answer within 4 hours!)


Re: Moving your dropbox to a new device

Explorer | Level 3

Thank you that was very helpful


Installation and Desktop App Issues

Have a question? Our Dropbox Community is here to help!

Post your question or search for an answer below.

Learn more about using the Community by reading our Community Guidelines.

Hi anonymous,

If you need more help you can log a ticket with our Support Team here (expected response time 24 hours), or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

For more info on available support options, see this article.

If you found the answer to your question, please 'like' the post to say thanks to the user!

Moving your dropbox to a new device
2 Replies
Solved! : See solution
Who's talking
Top contributors to this post