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Easily set dropbox folder to all files and folders available offline

Easily set dropbox folder to all files and folders available offline

jr9999
New member | Level 2

I recently had a hell of a time figuring out how to restore the default behavior on my Mac so that all Dropbox content is always available offline, after the migration of the Dropbox folder to its new location in Cloud Storage.  How about a simple menu option to do this in Dropbox Settings?  

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Jay
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Hi @jr9999, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

This is already possible, and can be accomplished by right clicking the Dropbox folder in Finder and choosing 'Make available offline'. 

 

This will make all the subfolders local on your machine from then on.

 

If you have any further queries, feel free to message back.


Jay
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jr9999
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I am aware of that - but it took me a long time to figure out how to actually get to the Dropbox folder to be able to right click on it on my Mac.  Now that the folder has moved to Cloud Storage I had to go back to the release notes on the change to find the information that instructed me to put ~/Library/CloudStorage in the Go menu in Finder to navigate to the enclosing Cloud Storage folder to be able to right click on the Dropbox folder.  I do not think this qualifies as "easily" doing it.  A simple menu item in the Sync preferences would be much easier to find.

Jay
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We appreciate the feedback on this matter. 
 
We take all comments into consideration when improving the Dropbox site and services.


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