How to change the Dropbox folder location in Windows 10

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Dropbox is a file hosting application that allows you to backup your files (photos, videos, documents, etc.) to cloud storage and share them with anyone. It has gained popularity due to the convenience it offers by allowing you to access all your synced files on any device, from any location.

However, there are times when you want to move or change the Dropbox folder location to an external drive such as a USB drive. It may be useful to bring all the backup data along with the Dropbox folder. Here's how you can do it.

How to change the location of the Dropbox folder

Step 1: Click on notify areaclick here dropbox , go to the top right corner of the window, click the drop-down menu next to the image (the settings menu) and click preferences.

Step 2: A Dropbox preferences window, click Synchronize tab, then click Move next to the folder path. Click on To apply then click ok per salvare I modified it.

Step 3: Under the Search by folders select the location where you want to move the Dropbox folder. In this case, we select the file USB stick (personal) and press ok.

print ok in the message that appears to confirm the new position.

Now, you need to wait about 30 minutes for the data to be copied to the new location. Moving the Dropbox folder to another folder on the same drive is completed in seconds.

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