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# re: Resolving Dropbox hanging when relocating local folder
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Saved my day! ;) Thanks..

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Left by Marc Falk on Apr 21, 2010 4:11 PM

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thx a lot! :)
Left by krill on Jun 21, 2010 2:41 AM

# Problems moving the Dropbox folder
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I recently had some issues with my main computer. I had a boot drive which was an SSD, which, of course, is smaller capacity. This one was 500GB. I had the problem of Dropbox filling my boot drive so I moved it to a folder on a secondary drive. Something continued to fill my SSD so I gave it up and changed to a 1TB "normal" drive. 

Since I now had a 500 GB SSD available I decided to use it for my Windows 7 virtual drive hoping to speed things along after being accustomed to an SSD main drive. (SSD as a main drive is incredibly faster than conventional drives.) Then I also decided to move my Dropbox folder to the SSD to decrease lag time in opening files in the Dropbox folder..

This link shows the normal way to move the Dropbox folder.

However the process failed 3 times for me so I looked for a solution. None of the found solutions worked for me... including the one at

Finally, I went to account settings and did an "unlink" of this computer which then closed the Dropbox app. I restarted the app and had to go through the login process. Dropbox immediately started loading and synching files back to my original C: drive. Something popped into my head to stop the sync process. Then I went into the account settings and did the Move process again to use my SSD drive. THAT WORKED. Next, I highlighted all the files from my old Dropbox folder on the secondary drive and did a ctrl-x and a ctrl-v (cut and paste) into the new Dropbox folder on my SSD drive. 

I am using Dropbox Everywhere because I have 4 computers so I will now renew the sync function and I am thinking I will be good to go.

I hope this may help someone in the future.
Left by kyborn on Mar 13, 2017 6:24 PM

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