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Renamed the main dropbox folder, now cannot re-link to same folder

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Hello. I renamed the main dropbox folder on my desktop. This broke the link with dropbox. I tried renaming the folder back to its original name, but that didnt work. Now I cannot get dropbox to re-link to the folder with all of my dropbox files. Dropbox wants  to create a new folder in the default location. And every time I try to poiont to the old location, it tells me "Error with selected folder True" Please help 

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Re: Renamed the main dropbox folder, now cannot re-link to same folder

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Rename your existing folder to Dropbox.old or similar. Let Dropbox create the new folder and when it starts to sync, exit the Dropbox app. Rename or delete the new folder and rename the original back to Dropbox. Restart the Dropbox app.

And note for future reference that you cannot change the name of the main Dropbox folder.

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Re: Renamed the main dropbox folder, now cannot re-link to same folder

Advanced Collaborator | Level 16

Hi @DrumBoneUser,

The only secure way to move your main Dropbox folder is 'Move...' from 'Preferences -> Sync'! In such a way moving/renaming the directory and Dropbox settings change (pointing the new place) are made both together, so application to know where is the new place. winking face

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