# MacOS – Can’t get dropbox to move to Root on OSX

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I want to move my dropbox folder from HDD/users/pete2k/dropbox to HDD/dropbox however whenever I try and do this using the 'gear icon' –> 'Dropbox location' I get an error saying…

Can't create a Dropbox folder in the requested location

I believe this is because of permissions. Because when I manually create the folder I have to enter my password.

Is there any way in OSX to essentially run dropbox 'as admin' like you can with windows to stop this happening?