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#1

Dropbox changed the maximum number of devices that can be connected in a free account so I want to move Joplin to my Google Drive.

Can I just copy the directory from dropbox to google drive?

Great program by the way. I am hooked.

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#2

Yes, you can. However, make sure that the files already exist on Google drive BEFORE you change the sync target. Otherwise you will lose all data!!!


/ref https://joplin.cozic.net/faq/#all-my-notes-got-deleted-after-changing-the-webdav-url-

All my notes got deleted after changing the WebDAV URL!

When changing the WebDAV URL, make sure that the new location has the same exact content as the old location (i.e. copy all the Joplin data over to the new location). Otherwise, if there’s nothing on the new location, Joplin is going to think that you have deleted all your data and will proceed to delete it locally too. So to change the WebDAV URL, please follow these steps:

  1. Make a backup of your Joplin data in case something goes wrong. Export to a JEX archive for example.
  2. Synchronise one last time all your data from a Joplin client (for example, from the desktop client)
  3. Close the Joplin client.
  4. On your WebDAV service, copy all the Joplin files from the old location to the new one. Make sure to also copy the .resource directory as it contains your images and other attachments.
  5. Once it’s done, open Joplin again and change the WebDAV URL.
  6. Synchronise to verify that everything is working.
  7. Do step 5 and 6 for all the other Joplin clients you need to sync.
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#3

Thank you. Worked perfectly.

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