Is this possible?
ie zip the dropbox folder copy it to a new PC extract it and have drop box point to it. Thus avoiding downloading it all again.
This is what I did:
I had a 7zip backup of the Dropbox folder, dropbox.7z which I extracted on a new Windows setup with Dropbox installed (with the same account).
I exited the Dropbox program and then deleted D:\dropbox, and then renamed D:\dropbox7z_extracted to D:\dropbox.
I then started Dropbox and it began indexing. Took ages but now it's done. But I've got conflicted copies of files...