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The installation default for the Dropbox sync folder is [My documents]\My Dropbox. I recall that it is possible to choose other locations however. How can I find out at run-time from my D2006 app where the user has placed his/her Dropbox folder?

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You can take a look at this post from the Dropbox forums: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=9018

Previous poster was close, but it is stored in the host.db file. Sample path from my Win7 machine:

C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\host.db

For testing, you can try out this online tool to see if you can successfully decode the base64 string: http://www.opinionatedgeek.com/dotnet/tools/base64decode/

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That's it. Cool. Thank you. –  rossmcm Aug 17 '10 at 21:35
Well, have a look into the dropbox.db file. It will be worth it. –  Andreas Aug 17 '10 at 21:40

I think it is stored base64 encoded in the SQLite database file located at

%APPDATA%\Dropbox\dropbox.db (Win7/Vista)

Table config column dropbox_path data format is V<dropboxpath>\np1\n. (where \n is newline char).

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