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I would like to setup SugarSync on Windows similarly to how I currently have Dropbox configured, using a root sync folder located outside of any user profile - e.g., at:

"c:\Magic Briefcase"

instead of at the default:

"%userprofile%\My Documents\Magic Briefcase"

Is it possible to change the location of the Magic Briefcase in SugarSync?

With Dropbox, I make this move and then use the Windows feature of being able to move the location of the "Desktop" and "My Documents" folders to be inside the Dropbox. Then I never need to think much about where things are getting saved because it becomes a giant catch-all that works well with the defaults of nearly every application.

I know that I can link other folders so that they are within the Magic Briefcase at its default location, but I don't like having the Magic Briefcase be a subfolder of "My Documents" since it means I would need to link all of the folders I want to backup (e.g., everything else in "My Documents") to be inside that subfolder, and always remember to save files inside that subfolder.

Any assistance much appreciated!

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It seems like this is possible in Sugarsync 2.0 –  FredrikD Dec 26 '12 at 12:25
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I don't know the program you are using, but if there is no option to change the folder you can most likely do the following:

  1. Get NTFS-Link.
  2. Stop the Program.
  3. Move it to the location you want.
  4. Create a Link to the old location and name the link "Magic Briefcase" (drag and drop with right mouse button).
  5. Start the program again.
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Thanks for the suggestion - I was trying to avoid using Windows symlinks - just not sure if I trust them to work reliably. Was looking for a configuration setting within the program. I found some info here that seems like it may trick the program into doing the move I am looking for: Install or move Magic Briefcase to a different hard drive? - sugarsync.hivelive.com/posts/e223482e86 –  Shannon Wagner Mar 3 '12 at 14:42
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