If you're moving your Dropbox folder, Dropbox may not be able to create it in a new location if any of the following are true:
- The new location is on removable media
- Your hard drive or the destination for the Dropbox folder is low on space
- Incorrect folder permissions
If you're moving your Dropbox folder, and the selected destination is on removable media (such as a removable USB drive or memory card), Dropbox may not be able to create the Dropbox folder.
We strongly recommend choosing a location on an internal drive. If the Dropbox folder is located on removable media, and this media becomes unavailable, you may a variety of problems, including:
- Issues with extended attributes
- File system incompatibilities
- Poor syncing performance
- Unwanted deletions
It's possible that there's not enough room to move or save the entirety of the data stored in your Dropbox folder.
To check whether this is true for you, view your available hard drive space. If your hard drive is very low on disk space, you'll need to make space available in order to properly move the contents of your Dropbox folder to the new location.
Dropbox may not be able to create the Dropbox folder in the new location for two possible reasons:
- Folders in your Dropbox don't have correct permissions
- The destination where you're attempting to move your Dropbox folder doesn't have correct permissions
If either of these are true for you, follow these steps to troubleshoot file permissions: