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Don't want files online only

Don't want files online only

philmguy
Explorer | Level 4

I just moved to the new Mac version yesterday. I want to make sure that Dropbox doesn't make any of my files online-only. Is there something I need to do in my settings or will any new files be on both my Mac and online by default? I see in my settings that the Dropbox system extension is installed and on.

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Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @philmguy, thanks for posting to the Dropbox Community.

 

With the Dropbox for macOS app, all new files synced to your computer, will sync as online-only by default.

 

There's no way to change this, I'm afraid.

 

I hope this clarifies things, but let me know if you have any questions.


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bjc
Explorer | Level 4

Same request : it is crucial that my files be store locally, as I'm working remotely with a laptop that is not always connected to the internet. I need the files to be stored locally by default. I can not do that manually, it is time-consuming and it leads to errors.

 

philmguy
Explorer | Level 4

That seems rather odd that Dropbox wouldn't offer the option to not have new files be online-only.

 

I just created a test file in Word and saved it to Dropbox. When I look at it in Finder and right click it, one of the options I have is to Make Online-Only, which would seem to indicate it is in fact on my computer and not online-only. Can you clarify that?

 

 

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