How to Move DropBox and Google Drive Folders

While writing my article on cloud storage I had to research the ability to place certain sharing folders in certain locations. I did find that you can indeed move the default installation locations for both  DropBox and Google Drive folders.


  1. Click on the Dropbox icon from your menu bar or system tray. Select Preferences
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Select new desired folder location from the drop-down menu labeled Dropbox location
  4. Let Dropbox move your folder and its contents to its new location.

Google Drive:

  1. Simply move the Google Drive folder with your File Browser/Finder.
  2. Click the Google Drive icon in your computer’s toolbar or system tray.
  3. Select “Error – local Google Drive folder is missing.”
  4. Click Locate folder…
  5. Select your folder in its new location and click Open.
  6. Google Drive will reconnect.

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