How to use a network path for Dropbox’ content folder

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Dropbox puts its application data in %APPDATA%\Dropbox. “APPDATA” is an environment variable (the % prefix and suffix tells us APPDATA should be treated as an environment variable and not as a literal string), typically referring to SYSTEMDRIVE:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming (capitalized words should be replaced, for example SYSTEMDRIVE is typically “C”). This folder contains applications’ roaming application data, which is data that gets a special meaning when used with roaming profiles: their roaming parts are copied from (at logon) and to (at logoff) a profile server, which is a centralized place for storing user profiles. Anyway, the Dropbox folder mentioned is used for storing Dropbox configuration settings. Read the rest of this entry »