By Bryce / Last Updated May 12, 2023

Can I move Dropbox from C drive to D drive?

“I have a Windows 11 PC with a 1TB internal HDD. It has two partitions: C and D. my Dropbox folder and files is 200GB and there is nearly no unusable space on C drive. My PC becomes slow and lagging. Can I move Dropbox application and its folder & files from C drive to D drive without losing data?”


Move Dropbox folder to another drive with Preferences

Windows Copy and Paste function can cause boot files lost for transferring Dropbox from one drive to another. It’s recommended to use Dropbox Preferences to change Dropbox folder from C drive to a new drive. Follow the guide to complete the operation.

Step 1. Turn off all programs that are using your Dropbox files and folders.

Step 2. Run Dropbox, click Settings, and choose “Preferences”.

Step 3. In Dropbox desktop app preferences window, click “Sync” and click “Move” under “Dropbox Folder Location”.

Move Dropbox

Step 4. Choose the new target location for the Dropbox folder. Here is D drive.

Step 5. Wait for Dropbox to move the folders and files to the D drive. Then, click “OK”.

Step 6. Sign out and back in to the Dropbox desktop app to ensure that all of your preferences are moved as well.

Note: If you can’t access the Dropbox Preferences’, you can reinstall the Dropbox app and try again.

Move Dropbox from C drive to D drive via an app mover

If you want to get an easier way to transfer Dropbox from one drive to another like from C to D drive, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Its “App Mover” function can effectively and conveniently move various types of apps, covering Dropbox, OneDrive, Steam, etc. from one drive to a new location in Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista. Install and run it on your computer and see how it works.

 Step 1. Install and launch PA Professional, right-click the drive and select the "APP Mover" feature.

Click App Mover

Step 2. Choose C to drive and click “Next”.

Choose C Drive

Step 3. All the movable applications on C drive will be listed, choose “Dropbox”. Then, choose D drive as the target path and click “Move”.

Move Dropbox from C Drive to D Drive

PS.: If there are any other programs that you want to transfer from C drive to D drive, you can tick them as well.

Step 4. You’ll be asked whether to continue; click “OK” to continue.

PS.: If the selected apps or services are running, they will be forcibly closed during moving. It’s recommended to back up data and close related processes before moving.

Step 5. Wait patiently for the process to complete. Then, click “Finish”. You can go to Windows Explorer to see whether Dropbox has been moved to D drive successfully.



▪ To move applications from one drive to another drive in Windows Server 2019/2016/20212 (R2)/2008 (R2), you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.
▪ To free up disk space on C drive, you can also choose to run Disk Cleanup.

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