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MAC - Documents Folder is now an Alias - Can't sync the same folder on Google Drive

MAC - Documents Folder is now an Alias - Can't sync the same folder on Google Drive

paulienat
Explorer | Level 4

Hi everyone, I just set-up Dropbox to automatically backup my Documents Folder on Mac. I did the backup. I also use Google Drive to do a secondary cloud backup and when I opened it Drive was unable to locate the Documents folder. I checked and I noticed that now the Documents Folder is an Alias Folder, looks like Dropbox moves it somewhere around doing a mess. 

 

The problem is that if I try to re-sync the entire Documents Folder on Google Drive Desktop App, it says that's not possible cause Documents Folder is now a sub-folder or a folder of another folder already active. Looks connected to what Dropbox did on the Documents Folder.

 

Tks for help.

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Rich
Super User II

@paulienat wrote:

I checked and I noticed that now the Documents Folder is an Alias Folder, looks like Dropbox moves it somewhere around doing a mess. 


That's how it's supposed to work. The "backup" feature moves your Desktop, Documents and Downloads folders into the Dropbox folder so they can sync to your account.

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