I did it before installing Dropbox (copied all the files). Then I installed Dropbox and simply moved the files under the Dropbox folder (during this process, I had. The old laptop was considered the main one for Dropbox folders (i.e. sync) and now I intend How do I move my Dropbox to a new computer?. So let's assume I have a new PC. Also assume that I have an external hard drive that has a copy of all of the files in my Dropbox, but it is. You can transfer files from one computer to another using the Dropbox desktop app. Learn the different ways you can move files between computers here. Moving your Dropbox folder to a new location. You can If the external drive is disconnected from the computer while Dropbox is running, there's a small—but. Once uploaded, they'll appear in your computer's Dropbox folder. Dropbox also works with the new Files app on the iPad, so transferring files. According to this Dropbox article, you must install Dropbox on the new computer, let Dropbox create the Dropbox folder on the new computer. When you set up a Dropbox account — either the free account or one of the paid accounts — the Dropbox application downloads to your computer. You can just download the desktop app on your new computer and that will sync all folder in my list of folders but I did not have a Dropbox Icon on my desttop.