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Sync individual folders/files to computer

hairofthedog
Explorer | Level 3

How about if you could search for a file in the dropbox app, and if you rightclicked it there was a sync offline alternative?

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Mark
Super User II

You can already do this: https://help.dropbox.com/sync/access-files-offline


 


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hairofthedog
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Yes, but for that to work it seems I first have to everything everything once before choosing what to keep offline.

Mark
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@hairofthedog wrote:

How about if you could search for a file in the dropbox app, and if you rightclicked it there was a sync offline alternative?


You can set offline only to be default within the Preferences menu.


 


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hairofthedog
Explorer | Level 3

I don't have the hard drive space to use offline as default.

Rich
Super User II

@hairofthedog wrote:

I don't have the hard drive space to use offline as default.


Then you should be able to start with Dropbox syncing your files as Online-only (all files shown on your computer but not taking any space), and you would right-click a file you wanted offline and select Available offline. Dropbox would then sync that file so it's stored locally and available offline.

hairofthedog
Explorer | Level 3
It works sometimes, but one of my devices doesnt show half of my Dropbox. I'm gonna try and make it show everything online too. Thx.

Rich
Super User II

@hairofthedog wrote:
... one of my devices doesnt show half of my Dropbox.

Make sure you haven't unchecked any folders in your Selective Sync settings.

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