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# 120921 18-Jun-2013 16:37
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OK. Here's the set-up:

I have a desktop computer and an HP Envy X2 hybrid notebook.

I need to be able to share a couple of 5+ Gig folders between the two computer so I have copied those folders to DropBox.

When I install DropBox on the Envy, it puts the local copy on the system drive, a smallish SSD drive. This is not ideal as I'm going to run out of space pretty quickly.

So I have installed a 64Gb SDXC card, which I intend to be a permanent fixture, to give me plenty (!) of storage space, labeled "E:drive".

However, DropBox (and Google Drive) will not allow me to install their local folders on this (removable media) E:drive.
Has anyone come across this before and have a solution to it?

(I'm sure Geekzone will be more responsive and helpful than the DropBox forum) .

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  # 838876 18-Jun-2013 19:31
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yes Windows 8. no NFS reqd

In Disk Management, locate SD card, right-click it, and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths. Then, in the Change Drive Letter and Paths window, click Add. Click Browse next to “Mount in the following empty NTFS folder” to find C:\SD and add it to the paths that are attached to that drive.

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  # 840600 20-Jun-2013 20:28
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Maybe try re-installing Dropbox and select a folder inside the new destination during install, rather than trying to 'move' the current folder?

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