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Sync to SD card

i have a new lenovo tablet running windows 8 but it has limited space. i have a sd card installed but dropbox wont let me select that. how can i change settings so it will work?

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Super User II

Re: Sync to SD card

You can't. Dropbox does not support external, networked or removable drives.


Level 1

Re: Sync to SD card

ok so how do i solve this problem? if i cant utilize my files then its a useless solution for me.

Super User II

Re: Sync to SD card

You could use Selective Sync to remove some rarely used folders from your local so they don't sync. They will remain in the cloud and be accessible using the web interface.


Level 1

Re: Sync to SD card

Thanks. Doesnt really solve the issue but will have to work with it i guess.

Level 1

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I am having the same issue. I can't believe my only option is to selective sync and if that doesn't work do what? Buy a new computer?!

Level 2

Re: Sync to SD card

I have the same problem. I have a business laptop. Apart from running out of space on the hard drive I have personal files including NFP organisations that I am involved with. The obvious solution is to sync business folders to the hard drive and personal folders to the SD - suggest that Dropbox changes its protocol on this.

I in the process of buying a new laptop because I have now run out of space on the HD even though I have 60G free on the SD card.  I  could transfer some operating files on to the SD card but that would  probably lead to problems.

Level 1

Re: Sync to SD card

I had the same issue with a HP Stream 7 tablet which has a 32GB eMMC storage device. I added a SanDisk 64GB micro SD card and could not transfer Dropbox files and folders to the SD card. Research found a solution and I have successfully transferred the Dropbox data to the SD card. Here is the url that provides all the necessary information.

http://garvis.ca/2013/02/21/converting-an-sd-card-to-permanent-storage-in-windows-devices/

Hope this helps.

Level 1

Re: Sync to SD card

These are my files. I should have capability to transfer and download to any device of my choosing...

Level 1

Re: Sync to SD card

I have the same issue.  I LOVE my Surface Pro3 but it only has a 256gb limit.  I thought that would not be an issue because of Dropbox.  Now it is my Dropbox folder that is causing my problems with space and the logical solution of a Micro SD card (the ONLY option on the Surface) is not an option.  There must be a better way.  Come on Dropbox, allow removable syncing!  Please.