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Dropbox on PC - How to move to another folder. Virtual link?


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#1 cikkus

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:56 AM

Hi to all!

After having uploaded to Win10 I found myself having to do some cleaning in the partition "C" that houses the operating system.
I moved the dropbox folder (really so big) that was inside of the users directory in the OS.
Obviously, Dropbox once i started again my notebook, not found Dropbox in his correct allocation, asked me to  to reactivate the original position.

Really i don't think this is a right thing to store dropbox in the users directory,
because with  the increase of data, I'll finish to fill the OS partition...
This, also,  with a view to equipping my notebook Asus k55v a hd SSD .
I would like to know, if it were possible,  ... How to "cheat" Dropbox and store the folder in another partition?
I apologize in advance if I posted my question in a section does not fit, but looking in the forum, it seemed the most appropriate.
Thanks to those who want to tell me a tip.



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 09:04 AM

Hi cikkus :)

Dropbox have a support article that explains you how to change the folder location of the "Dropbox" folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/89

It's practically the same as with the Google Drive folder. I did it and it worked without any problem. Let me know how it goes :)

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:32 PM

Oh, thanks, thanks so much, but the problem is that Dropbox recommend to store Dropbox directory always in the same So hard disk!
I asked it it were possible to create a virtual link that points to another directory in a dfferent partition...
Thanks for your tips! :thumbup2:


Edited by cikkus, 08 September 2015 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:07 PM

You mean, a symbolic link? Yes, it's most likely possible, but it would end up being the same as moving the location of that folder to another drive. If it becomes inaccessible, in both cases, issues can follow.

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:18 PM

Thanks again for your quickly reply! :-)



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:20 PM

No problem, and here's a good article on symbolic links if you ever want to try it.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 02:34 AM

No problem, and here's a good article on symbolic links if you ever want to try it.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/

THanks so much it's that i was finding! :-)



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Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:21 AM

No problem :)

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