Oleans, Like many of you I have been receiving this message for a couple of months. It was of great concern to me for one very important reason. I store many shapefiles, google earth files, quickbooks files and other files that link up to various software that is essential to me running my business. I have two internal drives on my Windows 10 computer. I use drive D for dropbox and drive C does not have enough excess capacity to move Dropbox to C drive. My Drive D was formatted in ReFS file system and this file system is the reason that Dropbox would will not sysc soon. Dropbox claims that ReFS is not secure enough for Dropbox. My solution was to copy and paste all my files on D Drive to an external hard drive with enough free memory to hold my 450 GB of data. When this started, Windows popped up a progress box and estimated a time of 6 hours. I took my grandson to the driving range and we hit golf balls and then enjoyed a great afternoon outside. When we got back all the files had pasted to the external drive. I then used a freeware app "EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition to reformat D Drive. https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/personal.html The app asks which files system and I selected NTFS and used the default packet size and reformatted D drive to NTFS file system. Dropbox now requires NTFS file system. After a few warnings that I would lose fo matted the hard drive. All my data was now safely stored on my external hard drive so I had no worries of losing any data. I am sure that Windows has a tool built into Widows 10 that will do the same thing but the freeware app worked great and was fairly simple to use. Next, I copied and pasted the same files from my external hard drive to my newly formated D Drive. This took a couple of hours because of my slow USB cable so I watched a movie. When the paste back to D Drive was complete, I looked at my Dropbox files on D drive and they all needed to sync to Dropbox online to get their little green check marks back. For this I left my computer on overnight and this morning it was all done. I restarted my computer and the warning had gone away. Then I opened my ESRI mapping software to maps that had files stored from the Dropbox folder and none of the links had been lost. There may be a better way to do this, but if I erred, it was on the side of caution. I knew if the drive address was not identical, all the links to all my apps that stored files in my Dropbox folder would take me many hours to relink. For me this would be many hundred files. Since I did not used C drive for my Dropbox folder, this solution would be more complicated if I had originally used C Drive for Dropbox. Therefore, do not use this solution if your Dropbox folder is located on your C Drive because your Windows system is stored on C drive I hope this if helpful to the community. Ray
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This could be a time consuming process to getting this corrected on my computer. Dropbox folder is loncated on D Drive and cam from HP formatted in ReFS. 1. Is there a shortcut method of doing this? 2. I do not need to lose any of the of my addresses because several applications use dropbox files for both quickbooks and my ESRI mapping software 3. There must be many thousands of Dropbox users facing the same issue. Have any of you found a solution?
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