How To Block Someone On Facebook Messenger

It’s said that anonymity often leads to contempt, and anyone that spends any time online knows this to be true. Unfortunately, it’s often true on Facebook, too—even when your real name is on display for the world to see. Sometimes the only way to avoid an unpleasant encounter is to block someone on Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Messenger makes it easy to block badly-behaving individuals with just a few taps or clicks. Send trolls back under their bridges with a few simple steps.

How To Block Someone On Facebook Messenger From Your Browser

If you prefer to use Facebook Messenger on your computer without the app, you can very quickly and easily block someone.

Just find the conversation you want to block in your sidebar and hover your cursor over it. Click the three ellipses that appear. A menu will pop up allowing you to Mute, Delete, Mark as Unread, and several other options. At the bottom of this menu is the option to Block messages. Click this.

A pop-up will appear warning that you will stop receiving messages and calls from that person. If this is what you want to do, click Block messages. Once you do this, you no longer have to worry about receiving spam or any other kind of message from the individual.

If at any point you change your mind and you want to unblock the person, you can select the chat from the sidebar. At the bottom of the screen is a message saying, “You’ve blocked messages from this person.” Click Unblock now to once more receive messages from them.

How To Block Someone On Facebook Messenger From Your iPhone or iPad

Blocking someone on the go is just as easy as it is from your browser. Open the conversation with the person you wish to block, and then tap their name at the top of the screen.

This will bring up their profile. You can choose from several options, including viewing any photos and videos sent to you (in case you need to report them.) At the bottom is a menu titled Privacy & Support. Tap Block.

Another screen will appear providing the option to block the person on Messenger or on Facebook altogether. Tap Block on Messenger to stop receiving messages from the person but remain friends.

If you later decide to unblock the person, the option under Privacy & Support will be Unblock. Just tap that, and then select Unblock on Messenger on the next screen to once more send and receive messages from the individual.

How To Block Someone On Facebook Messenger From Your Android

The steps for blocking someone on Facebook Messenger from Android are exactly the same as on iPhone and iPad. Simply open the conversation, tap the individual’s name, scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and tap Block > Block on Messenger.

Blocking On Messenger Versus Blocking On Facebook

If someone (perhaps an older relative) likes to spam you with Facebook chain letters, you might not want to receive messages from them, but you still want to see what they post. Blocking on Facebook Messenger is a great way to circumvent the issue.

However, if you are dealing with someone that is harassing or threatening you, it is better to block them entirely rather than just ignore their messages. In this case, rather than just blocking on Messenger, select the Block on Facebook option. This will completely eliminate their access to your Facebook page and will not allow them to send you messages.

To avoid unwanted messages, make sure your Facebook settings limit how much someone you aren’t friends with can see. Too many users leave their Facebook accounts wide open for the world to see. It is better to restrict all information.

If you are being threatened with physical harm or you feel in danger, contact the proper authorities. Do not assume that blocking the person on social media will make the problem go away. It’s better to be overly cautious. 

How to Create, Mount, and Burn ISO Image Files for Free

An ISO file is a disc image file that contains all the files and folders found on an optical disc. However, ISO files aren’t useful until you write or burn them to a USB drive or disc.

If you want to transfer large files or programs over the web, an ISO file can help you with that. This is because the ISO file can contain every single file required for the program to run. For example, you can purchase or download Windows 10 in ISO format, ready for mounting in a virtual machine or extraction to a device. 

If you want to create, mount, or burn ISO image files for free, there are a number of solutions you can use which we’ll discuss in this guide.

How To Create ISO Files For Free On Windows 10

Windows doesn’t have a native way of creating ISO image files for free, but you can use freeware tools to create the files. For this guide, we’ll use the BurnAware Free program to create an ISO file on Windows 10 from a disc.

  1. Download, install and run BurnAware Free. Under Disc Images, click Copy to ISO.
  1. Select the disc you want to use from the drop-down menu. Make sure the disc is supported by your optical drive, and then select Browse.
  1. Give the file a name in the File name text box and select a location to save the file to. Click Save.
  1. Insert the disc you chose and select Copy.
  1. Wait until the ISO file is created from the disc. The Copy process completed successfully message will appear once the file is created. 

The ISO file will be saved in the location you chose with the file name you entered. Close the Copy to Image window, and then eject the disc you were using from the drive.

How To Create ISO Files For Free On MacOS

If you have a Mac computer, you can use Disk Utility and other included tools to create an ISO image file.

Create An ISO Image File With Disk Utility

With Disk Utility, you can create an ISO file in these ways:

  • Create an ISO file for storage
  • Create a secure disc image
  • Create an ISO file from a folder, disc, or from a connected device

How to create ISO files for storage using Disk Utility:

  1. Click Menu > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.
  1. Select File > New Image > Blank Image.
  1. Name the new file, add tags, and choose a location to save it to. You can also change the format and size for the disc image but leave encryption settings as disabled.  Select an option from the Image Format menu as well: Sparse bundle disc image, DVD/CD master, sparse disc image, or read/write image.
  1. Click Save to create the image file and then click Done.

Disk Utility will create the ISO image file where you saved it. From here you can mount the ISO image file.

You can also use Disk Utility to create an ISO image file for free from a disc. 

  1. Open Disk Utility, and select a volume, disc, or the connected device. Click File > New Image and then select Image from (your device name). If the device has no name, it’ll show up as “”.
  2. Enter a name for the file, add tags where necessary, and then choose a location to save it. Click Save and then click Done.

Note: When creating an ISO file from a disc, make sure the disc isn’t corrupted or damaged as the resulting ISO file won’t be a reliable backup.

Note: You can create an ISO file that holds the contents of a folder or of a connected device. To do this, open Disk Utility, and click File > New Image > Image from Folder. Select the folder from the dialog and click Open. Enter a name for the ISO file, add the necessary tags, and select a location to save it. Click Save > Done.

If you have confidential documents, you can create a secure ISO file and put the documents in an encrypted ISO image file.  

  1. Open Disk Utility, select File > New Image > Blank Image.
  1. Give the ISO file a name, add tags where necessary, and then choose a location to save the file. Click the encryption menu and select an encryption option.
  2. Enter a password, and re-enter to confirm the password. Make sure you remember this password as you will use it to unlock the ISO file, and then click Choose.
  1. Click Save > Done. Go to Finder and copy the confidential documents you want to protect to the ISO image file.

How To Mount An ISO Image File 

Mounting an ISO image file “tricks” your computer into thinking that the file is an actual disc.  For example, if you’re playing a video game that requires its original disc, you can create and mount the ISO image file of that disc to play the game instead of inserting the physical disc.

When you mount an ISO image file, Windows will create a virtual drive for the file the same way a drive is created for a physical disc. This way, you can play a video game, install an application, watch a movie or listen to music from the ISO file without burning any data to a physical disc.

How To Mount An ISO Image File On Windows 10 And MacOS

You can mount an ISO image file natively by double-clicking on the ISO image file. 

You can also use the File Explorer app to mount an ISO image file on Windows 10.

  1. Open File Explorer and select the ISO image file you want to mount. Click the Disc Image Tools tab. The Disc Image Tools tab only appears when you select the ISO image file.
  1. Click Mount in the upper left side. Windows will immediately create and open the contents of the ISO image file.
  1. In the left pane of the File Explorer window, click This PC, and you’ll see the virtual drive appear alongside other drives on your PC’s system. You can copy files from the ISO image file to your hard drive, and do whatever you want with the files.
  1. To unmount the ISO image file in Windows, right-click on the virtual drive in File Explorer and click Eject.

To mount an ISO image file on your Mac computer, just double-click on the file. You can also mount an ISO image file on macOS by opening up Disk Utility and going to File > Open Disk Image, or opening up a Terminal window and typing hdiutil mount filename.iso.

Burn An ISO Image File To Disc On Windows 10

When you burn an ISO file to a disc, you create a duplicate of the original disc including the files, copyright protections, and other settings.

  1. Insert a blank disc in your computer’s optical drive. Right-click on the ISO image file and click Burn disc image.
  1. Confirm that the ISO was burned without errors by clicking “Verify disc after burning”.
  1. Click Burn.

Burn An ISO Image To Disc On MacOS

There are three different ways to burn an ISO image file for free on macOS:

  • Finder application
  • Disk Utility
  • A Command Line or hdiutil in Terminal

Burn An ISO Image Using Finder Application

  1. Open Finder and look for the ISO file. Click once to select the file, and then click File > Burn Disk Image (file name) to disc option.  You can also right-click the ISO file and select Burn Disk Image.
  1. Insert a blank disc into the drive and click Burn to start burning the ISO file to the disc.

Burn An ISO Image To Disc Using Disk Utility

  1. Click Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility to open the utility.
  2. Click File > Open Disk Image. You’ll see the available drives listed by name in the left pane.
  1. Insert a blank disc into the Mac drive. Click Action > Open Disk Utility > OK.
  1. In the Disk Utility (Super Drive) window, drag the ISO (.iso or .dmg) file from a Finder window or from your desktop into the Disk Utility window. Drop the file in an empty area in the left pane below Mac drive names.   
  2. Select the ISO file in the left pane and click Burn at the upper left side.
  1. The Burn Disc In: window will show the destination for the file i.e. the blank disc. Click Burn.
  1. Once the burning process is complete, the disc will be automatically ejected from the drive. You’ll also receive a message that the ISO image was burned successfully. Click OK to exit.

Burn An ISO Image To Disc Using Terminal

  1. Move your ISO image file to the desktop or any location that’s easier for you to find, and insert a blank disc into the Mac drive.
  2. Open Terminal from Finder by clicking Applications > Utilities, and then double-click Terminal. You can also click the Launchpad icon in the Dock and enter Terminal in the search box.
  1. Type the command: hdiutil burn ~/PathToYourISOFilename.iso. The ISO image file will start burning onto the disc you inserted. Click Return.

How To Extract An ISO Image File

You can extract the contents of your ISO image file to a folder if you don’t want to burn the file to a disc or other storage device.

Extracting the ISO file will copy all its contents directly to the folder and you can view the contents the same way you would with any other folder on your computer. However, you can’t burn the folder directly to a device.

A free unzip program like 7-Zip can help you extract the ISO file to a folder. Simply right-click on the ISO file, select 7-Zip > Extract to “\”.

Easily Work With ISO Image Files

We hope you now know how to create, mount, and burn ISO image files for free using native or third-party tools. If you were able to follow these steps and successfully created, mounted and burned ISO image files, share with us in a comment.

How To Connect a Nintendo Wii To Any TV

The Wii was one of the most popular home consoles of all time. It came out in 2008, and has AV connections available to connect the Wii console to a TV. However, newer TVs with many different connection types may cause you a lot of confusion if you want to play your Wii on it. 

Despite what type of TV you’re using, there is most likely a way to hook the Wii up to it. You may just need to find different types of cables than you already have.

In the sections below, you’ll find directions for connecting the Wii using different types of cables, and any extra steps you may need to take depending on the cables involved. 

Connecting a Wii To a TV With AV Cables

Here is how to connect the Wii to a TV using AV cables, which are what the system originally comes with.

  1. Find a set of 3 inputs on your TV which should be yellow, white and red. They may also be labeled as Video and Audio. These are your AV inputs. 
  1. Insert the AV plugs according to color, so they match to the input’s color on your TV. Yellow = Video, White = Audio Left or Mono, Red = Audio Right
  1. On the back of the Wii is a connector for the AV Out plug on the opposite end of the AV cable, which you will plug it in to. 
  1. Turn on your TV and find your input selection, either on your remote or TV. This may be seen as Input Select, Input, or TV/Video. Then select AV to view your Wii. Depending on your TV, these may be labeled slightly differently, such as AUX or EXT. It may also be on channel 00 or 99. 

Connecting a Wii To a TV With Component Cables

With component cables, the steps for setting them up with the Wii are basically the same as with AV cables.

  1. There should be a set of 5 ports on your TV if it has the ability to connect to component cables. These ports should be two ports for audio colored red (right, or R) and white (left, or L), and three for video, colored red (Pr/Cr), blue (Pb/Cb), and green (Y). 
  1. Connect the component cables into the corresponding colors.
  1. Connect the cable to the back of the Wii on the AV Out port. 
  1. Progressive Scan will then need to be enabled if your TV has it. 
  1. Power on the Wii and find the input selection for your TV and switch it to view the AV input. 

Connecting a Wii To a TV With HDMI

The original Nintendo Wii, unfortunately, does not have an HDMI port. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t play it on a TV with exclusively HDMI inputs, though. 

There are many adapters that allow you to connect your Wii to an HDMI port, by plugging directly into the console. This makes adapters like the Portholic Wii to HDMI Converter easy to use.

  1. Connect the HDMI adapter into the back of your Wii. Then insert your HDMI cable into the adapter. 
  1. Locate the HDMI port on your TV, usually on the back or sides. Plug the other end of the HDMI in.
  1. Turn on your Wii and find the input selection on your TV. Select the HDMI input you connected the cable to. 

Connecting a Wii To a TV With a SCART Connector

On the other hand, if you have a much older TV with SCART connections you’d like to connect your Wii to, this can be done as well. SCART connectors also plug into some splitters, which give you the ability to use more ports if needed. 

As TVs supporting SCART connection have become increasingly obsolete, these connectors and adapters are few and far between. However, you can still buy a SCART adapter that will hook up to your Wii, such as this one

Here’s how to use the adapter to connect your Wii to your TV: 

  1. Plug your Wii’s RCA cables (the AV cables) into the end of the SCART adapter with the yellow, red, and white inputs with the same color plugs. 
  1. Plug the SCART into your TV or splitter. Then change the TV input to view from this connection. 

Connecting a Wii To Any TV

With all of these different connections available, you should be able to connect your Wii to any TV out there. The final things you’ll want to keep in mind is that the Wii only outputs a max resolution of 480p, so don’t expect to get anything more out of it on a newer television. 

You may also need to change the settings on your Wii so that it fits the screen of the TV you have it connected to. In the Wii, you can go to Settings > Wii Settings > Screen to change the screen position, and change the resolution to EDTV or HDTV to output at 480P. 

You can also go into the Widescreen Settings and change the setting from Standard (4:3) to Widescreen (16:9) or vice-versa. 

A Guide To What Is On The Dark Web

The dark web carries a strong reputation for danger: illicit content, hackers, data dumps, and more. But what is on the dark web might surprise you. It isn’t all black market dealings and stolen identities.

Has that piqued your interest? Read on to find out what you’ll find on the dark web—and if it’s worth visiting at all.

What Is The Dark Web?

The dark web is a small part of the internet that isn’t indexed by search engines. You can’t access it using regular internet browsers, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The dark web uses a network of individual nodes and strong encryption to protect data on the network.

The strength of the encryption and the difficulty of tracking online activity on the dark web make it the perfect online location for all manner of malicious and dangerous activities. As well as the bad, there is also good (or at least, safe) to be found on the dark web. 

Some major websites also operate dark web versions, such as Facebook, the BBC, and ProPublica. Sites like these let users access services without running into censorship, protecting user identity while visiting potentially restricted information.

To find out more, including how to access the dark web, check out our quick guide to navigating the dark web.

Dark Web Vs. Deep Web

A common misconception is that the dark web is the same as the deep web. The deep web refers to anything that isn’t accessible from a search engine. Although this sounds like the dark web, there’s a difference. The deep web refers to hidden information such as medical records, membership-only sites, confidential data, and so on. 

The dark web is a subset of the deep web that you access through a special browser, while the internet that you use every day is known as the “clear net.”

What Is On The Dark Web?

Content on the dark web covers a few key areas:

  • Dark web versions of clear net sites
  • Illicit or extremist content
  • Darknet markets
  • Hacking and other similar forums
  • Secure and anonymous hosting
  • Cryptocurrency related services
  • Games, Social Media, Music, Downloads, and More

Each area contains several subsections, too.

Dark Web Versions Of Clear Net Sites

As mentioned above, some major clean net sites also maintain a dark web site. This is to make sure people living under restrictive governments can still access uncensored news, social media, or other important online services.

Illicit Or Extremist Content

As the dark web makes tracing the identity of individual users and the websites hosted upon it extremely difficult, a lot of extreme content takes host there. The range of extreme content covers many of the worst forms of content you can imagine (child pornography, terrorist violence, animal cruelty, and so on).

As such, we will not discuss the full range of illicit and extremist content on the dark web.

The most extreme forms of illicit content are locked in private forums. But you should not go looking for things you do not want to find the answer for.

Darknet Markets

Darknet markets are like the Amazon of the dark web, but are primarily involved in the sale of illegal drugs. Darknet markets attract a lot of attention from the authorities. The original darknet market, the Silk Road, is infamous. Its creator, Ross Ulbricht, is currently serving a double-life sentence for his conviction following the site takedown.

There have been many more darknet markets since that time. Each time the authorities take down a darknet market, it leads to a string of high-profile arrests. Yet each time, another string of darknet markets pop up to hoover up the users and continue working.

Make no mistake. Darknet marketplaces are dangerous.

Hacking And Other Similar Forums

The dark web is attractive to all types of hackers. You’ve probably heard the tales of hitmen and DDOS services for hire. The truth lies somewhere in-between. There are underground hacking forums where private data, malware, credit card details, personal identifying information, and much more are for sale.

Again, these hacking forums sound intriguing but are filled with people who scam and lie for a living.

Adding to this, many hacking forums are invite only and require you to know an existing member. The existing member may have to vouch for you, too.

Secure And Anonymous Hosting

Secure and anonymous hosting keeps the dark web ticking. The overwhelming majority of websites on the dark web demand total privacy. That means finding a website host that doesn’t care about website content, is based in a secure jurisdiction (with strong or non-existent data privacy laws and no extradition treaties), and will not hand over keys to the servers if the authorities come calling.

The combination allows secure and anonymous hosting providers to claim that they do not know what is on the websites, and therefore cannot be held responsible.

There are few truly secure and anonymous hosting services. Those that do exist and prove that they are secure typically have thousands of clients. However, this poses a different risk to dark web sites and users of those services: hackers.

In early 2020, Daniel’s Hosting, the largest free web hosting provider on the dark web, was hacked for the second time in 16 months. The hacker took 7,600 dark web portals offline, deleting the entire Daniel’s Hosting backend and database. Website hosts can move elsewhere, but like the darknet markets, it can become a game of digital whack-a-mole.

Cryptocurrency-Related Services

Bitcoin is the currency of the dark web. Some vendors accept other smaller cryptocurrencies, such as Monero, but for the most part, Bitcoin rules the roost. As a pseudo-anonymous digital currency, Bitcoin ties into the idea of privacy and anonymity that dark web services require.

There are other Bitcoin services, too. For example, you can find Bitcoin tumbling services which attempt to sever the link between Bitcoin’s digital transaction history and the user, further boosting anonymity. There are also countless cryptocurrency gambling portals, which may scam you, and just outright scams offering to double or triple your Bitcoin holdings for nothing.

Games, Social Media, Music, Downloads, Chat Rooms, and More

The dark web isn’t all doom and gloom. 

Throughout the years, there have been multiple dark web social media services. These services include multiple incarnations of TorBook (named after the Tor network), Blackbook, TapIIN, and many others. The difficulty is maintaining a dark web social media network presence that remains anonymous. Furthermore, there is the ever-present issue that the site might disappear overnight, leaving you locked out of your account permanently. 

You’ll also find dark web sites offering downloads of music, software, games, and much more. Most of the content available to download is pirated material, which is illegal to download. 

There are also dark web search engines, like Torch, that allow you to search for some types of dark web content. You won’t always get the search results you expect, however, as the dark web doesn’t index like the clear net and many websites don’t want you to find them.

Finally, you’ll find sites created by regular people to test their programming skills, or just out of personal interest. If that sounds like you, check out how to create your own onion site on Tor.

Is The Dark Web Safe?

Despite everything you’ve just read, the dark web is fairly safe. If you look for trouble, you will find it. If you stick to dark web sites that are well known and do not click every link you see, you should remain secure. The Tor browser disables several trackers and scripts, which increases your security—but you shouldn’t take that extra security for granted.

If you are going to explore the dark web, you need proper security. Before accessing the dark web, check out the best antivirus and malware scanners to remove any virus.

How To Move Your Dropbox Folder

When you install Dropbox on your computer, Dropbox creates a default folder in a specific location to store your files. If you ever want to change your folder structure or you want to use an external drive for your Dropbox files, you can move your Dropbox folder.

You can move the Dropbox folder to wherever you like. However, you can’t do that using the usual methods you use to move folders in Windows Explorer. You’ll need to change an option in Dropbox settings to change your default Dropbox folder location.

Before You Move Your Dropbox Folder

Unlike normal folders, moving the Dropbox folder to just about any storage device can cause issues. The following explains what drives you should and shouldn’t use with the Dropbox app.

Use Internal Drives

Always try and use internal drives to store your Dropbox folder. This is because your operating system connects to these drives when you boot your computer. This helps Dropbox find your Dropbox folder as soon as you launch the Dropbox app (or when the app launches automatically on boot-up).

Don’t Use External Drives

Technically, you can move your Dropbox folder to an external drive. However, this isn’t recommended. Due to various reasons, external drives can sometimes get disconnected while Dropbox is trying to sync your files.

Also, the Dropbox folder should be available when you launch the Dropbox app. If your external drives get mounted after Dropbox launches, Dropbox won’t be able to find the folder to store your files. This can cause unexpected issues.

Don’t Use Network Drives

Network drives don’t send a “file update event” to the computer system when you make a change to a file stored on this type of drive. Dropbox requires that event to recognize your file changes and to resync your files. Because of this, Dropbox doesn’t support network drives.

Don’t Use Removable Media

Anything that can be considered a removable media like an SD card or a microSD card can’t be used to store your Dropbox files. Dropbox doesn’t support these storage devices.

Dropbox needs constant access to the Dropbox folder and removable media is meant to be removed from your computer from time to time. Therefore, these devices shouldn’t be used to store your Dropbox folder.

How To Move Your Dropbox Folder

Dropbox has an option in its desktop app to let you select a new default Dropbox folder. You can access this option as follows.

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray.
  1. In the Dropbox screen that opens, click your profile icon at the top-right corner and choose Preferences.
  1. Click the last tab that says Sync in the tabs row at the top.
  2. You’ll see an option that says Dropbox folder location and a path listed next to it. Click the Move button next to the path to move your Dropbox folder.
  1. You can now navigate to your computer storage and choose a new location for your Dropbox folder. Click OK when you’ve selected a folder.
  1. You’ll get a prompt saying all your files will be moved to the new location. Select OK to continue.
  1. Click Apply followed by OK to save the changes.

What To Do If You Can’t Move Your Dropbox Folder

If you see an error while moving your Dropbox folder or if Dropbox won’t accept your new folder location, you’ll need to fix the underlying issues.

Files Or Folders Are In Use

If a program is using your Dropbox files or folders, you won’t be able to move the Dropbox folder. You need to first close the program or programs that are using your Dropbox files. Then repeat the process above to move your Dropbox folder.

Use Selective Sync

If you have too many files in your current Dropbox folder, you can try reducing the number of these files and then move your Dropbox folder. Once the folder is moved, you can resync the remaining files.

You can reduce your Dropbox files by using Selective Sync. This feature lets you selectively sync your files and folders. You should choose only a few folders to be synced first.

  1. Open Dropbox settings by clicking the Dropbox icon in the system tray, selecting the profile icon, and choosing Preferences.
  2. Head to the last tab that says Sync.
  3. Click the Selective Sync button to choose the folders that you want to sync.

There Isn’t Enough Space On Your New Drive

If you’re moving your Dropbox folder to another drive, make sure there’s enough storage on the drive.

Remove unnecessary files from the drive to make room for your Dropbox files.

Don’t Use Symlinks

A symlink is a shortcut to a file or folder on your computer. Users sometimes create symlinks to point their Dropbox folder to another location on their computers.

However, Dropbox doesn’t suggest you use symlinks for your Dropbox folder. These symlinks can cause issues like high-CPU usage, permission issues, syncing issues, and so on.

If you’ve set up any symlinks for the Dropbox folder, discard those symlinks and then try to move your Dropbox folder.

Permission Issues

One reason you can’t move your Dropbox folder is that you don’t have required permissions for your Dropbox folders and files. You can fix this permissions issue by running a couple of commands from the Command Prompt.

  1. Click the Dropbox icon on your system tray.
  2. Select your profile icon at the top-right corner and choose Exit Dropbox. This’ll close the Dropbox app.
  1. Press the Windows + R keys at the same time, type cmd, and hit Enter. This’ll open the Command Prompt.
  2. Type the following into the Command Prompt. This command assumes you haven’t moved your Dropbox folder before. This’ll grant the required permissions for your Dropbox folder to your user account.

    icacls “%HOMEPATH%\Dropbox” /grant “%USERNAME%”:(F) /T

  1. Once the above command is executed, run the following command. This command will grant you required permissions to use the Dropbox folder located in the appdata directory on your computer.

    icacls “%APPDATA%\Dropbox” /grant “%USERNAME%”:(F) /T

  1. Open the Start Menu and launch Dropbox.

You can now move your Dropbox folder to a new location.

How To Move Your Dropbox Folder Back To Default Location

If you want to bring your Dropbox folder back to its original location, you can do that by entering a single word in the Dropbox path field in the Dropbox app.

  1. Click Dropbox in your system tray, select your profile at the top-right corner, and choose Preferences.
  2. Select the last tab that says Sync to view your Dropbox folder settings.
  3. Click the Move button next to Dropbox folder location to move your Dropbox folder.
  4. You’ll see a field next to where it says Folder. Type the following into that field and hit OK.


  1. Select OK in the prompt to start moving your Dropbox folder.

If you’ve moved the Dropbox folder to another drive, you need to keep in mind anyone with access to that drive can view your Dropbox files. If privacy is your main concern, you should keep the folder where only you can access it.