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Continuous sync to an external drive

Continuous sync to an external drive

pasteve99
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I have looked online, within this community, and asked several friends, but I cannot seem to find the correct answer.

My DROPBOX files are all online. My Dropbox folder on my computer is under c:\user\username\dropbox. I do not want to move this to an external drive. 

I would like to set up a schedule where DROPBOX, or an add-on program, will look at my online DROPBOX files and keep them in sync with a folder I create on an external drive on my computer. I will always save my files to the online DROPBOX, but when this happens, I would like a copy sent to the local external drive.

Can someone assist?

Thank you

Steven

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Rich
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@pasteve99 wrote:

I would like to set up a schedule where DROPBOX, or an add-on program, will look at my online DROPBOX files and keep them in sync with a folder I create on an external drive ...


Dropbox doesn't do that. It can backup your external drive to your Dropbox account, but it doesn't work the other way.

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Rich
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@pasteve99 wrote:

I would like to set up a schedule where DROPBOX, or an add-on program, will look at my online DROPBOX files and keep them in sync with a folder I create on an external drive ...


Dropbox doesn't do that. It can backup your external drive to your Dropbox account, but it doesn't work the other way.

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