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Integrating Online Files & Folders with Microsoft Explorer

Integrating Online Files & Folders with Microsoft Explorer

Jeaniest
Explorer | Level 3

Hello!

 

Noob question here

 

When I am making files and folders "online only" they disappear from my Explorer file structure.

 

I don't find the DropBox app helpful but is there no way to allow all files including those stored online to be visible within the regular explorer folder hierarchy?

 

Fingers crossed

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Re: Integrating Online Files & Folders with Microsoft Explorer

Rich
Super User II

@Jeaniest wrote:

When I am making files and folders "online only" they disappear from my Explorer file structure.


Marking a file or folder as Online-only shouldn't make it disappear from Explorer. If you're using Selective Sync and uncheck a folder, it WILL disappear. What exact steps are you taking when this happens?

Re: Integrating Online Files & Folders with Microsoft Explorer

Jeaniest
Explorer | Level 3

Hummmmm

 

I click dropbox -> make online only (within Explorer).

 

Challenge I am facing is that the files are still stored on my Hard Disk occupying space 😕

Re: Integrating Online Files & Folders with Microsoft Explorer

Hannah
Dropboxer

Sorry to jump in, @Jeaniest, but do you mean that you're right clicking on a file in the Dropbox folder, then choosing "make online-only" and the file just disappears from the Dropbox folder completely?

 

That's pretty odd. What if you then search for this file in your file explorer? Does it come up?


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