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Two computers with single Dropbox account and want to change folder location

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Hi, I am looking to change the location of my Dropbox folder. Right now both computers have Dropbox installed and the files are in the default location. My question is, I want to change the location of the Dropbox folder to the D:\ on Computer 1, but Computer 2 doesn't have a D:\ drive. Will that work? Or do both computers have to have the same location path available?

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Re: Two computers with single Dropbox account and want to change folder location

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Hi there, the location can be different on different devices. It doesn’t need to be the same between computers.
 
Hope this helps!

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Re: Two computers with single Dropbox account and want to change folder location

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Thanks for the response Jay! So just to confirm my thinking, one computer's dropbox client is going to show the new path, and the other computer will show the default path? 

Also, if I make any changes to what content syncs down to the computer, will those settings be shared between both clients? What I mean is, I have to be cognizant which computer has the smallest amount of free space, correct?

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Re: Two computers with single Dropbox account and want to change folder location

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That’s correct, files will sync to the site and then to another connected devices.
 
If you don’t have enough space on a computer, say a laptop with limited storage, then selective sync can prevent entire folders from syncing down to your machine.
 
Let me know if this info helped out!

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