Moving or changing the location of the Dropbox folder can be very handy at times. Recently I bought a new External USB drive so I could move all my backup data including my Dropbox folder to it. Here’s how the step-by-step process works.
First, right-click your Dropbox icon in the system tray and click Preferences.
Click the Advanced tab and click the Move button next to the location of the folder.
Choose a new folder or drive location for your folder. In my example I chose my brand new External Drive. Click OK when done.
You’ll be asked to confirm the new location.
In my example, moving the folder to a new drive required the client to copy all the data over. It took about 30 minutes to finish. If you are just moving the folder to another folder on the same drive however, the move should be close to instantaneous.
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