BuzzLS
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Dropbox on SD card

I just bought a Dell Venue 8 Pro.  One feature I was excited about was the SD card, and the ability to put my Dropbox files there without taking up half my internal storage.  Unfortunately, Dropbox returns and error message when I try to do this.  Dropbox support tersely states that they don't support this, which I think is poor customer service.   I know their concern, but its an important feature for mobile customers (their concern is that if the SD card is ever removed the Cloud will read it as a deletion and delete all of the files - but I don't plan to remove the SD slot).

There is an app called DropboxPortableAHK (http://nionsoftware.com/dbpahk/) says  it can allow the files to go to and sync from external media, but I've had a hard time installing it (looks like it finally took and is downloading files now).

Has anyone else had this issue?   I imagine that my concerns are far from unusual.  Any workarounds?

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JordanMills
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RE: Dropbox on SD card

You need to go into powershell or the disk management console and mount the SD card as the dropbox folder.

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BuzzLS
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RE: Dropbox on SD card

Thanks - how do you do that?

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JordanMills
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RE: Dropbox on SD card

See previous post.

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BuzzLS
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RE: Dropbox on SD card

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me2olive
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RE: Dropbox on SD card

You could also use an NTFS directory junction, I have a few set up for Steam games, etc.

See http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/278262-mklink-create-use-links-windows.html

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