Dropbox has the unpleasant property that it doesn't let you put its repository on a network drive. But it does work, albeit with some effort. Whether the effort pays off may be decided by everyone alone: repository in the roaming profile (default) results in long login and logout times (every time), putting the repository on the H: drive takes quite a while (once, because it is completely downloaded from dropbox once).
For the lines starting with "cmd:" you need a shell. This is what you get as follows:
start → "cmd(enter)"
In the resulting window you can then enter the commands below, everything that is behind "cmd:".
- Download the Dropbox-Installer, save it to c:\users\<username> (make sure you go there!)
- Close all windows. ABSOLUTELY. Windows Explorer may remain open for c:\users\<username>
- cmd: net use h: /d
- if query: Yes
- cmd: mkdir c:\users\<username>\dingsda
- cmd: subst h: c:\users\<username>\dingsda
- Start Dropbox Installer (not all necessary entries are detailed here):
- install without admin rights: "Current user
- log in to dropbox
- Advanced settings → Set repository ("location") to "H:".
- "Open my dropbox folder"
- Wait until Dropbox is synchronized.
- End Dropbox. (Not only the window, also in the taskbar!)
- cmd: subst h: /d
- cmd: not use h: \\\psi\<username>
- cmd: xcopy /e /q c:\users\<username>\dingsda\dropbox h:\dropbox
- cmd: rmdir /s /q c:\users\<username>\dingsda
- Restart the Dropbox (Start menu). Now everything should work. Also other programs again :-)
- Optionally create a link in the start menu under "startup" that starts Dropbox at every login.