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Syncing folders to new mac - all files syncing not just selected folders

Syncing folders to new mac - all files syncing not just selected folders

mdcfrance
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

I have a "new" mac at home, and I signed into dropbox with my work profile and chose the folders (in sync preferences) that I wanted to sync so that I can work on those files at home.  Trouble is, Dropbox seems to be syncing all the folders, not just the ones I selected.

The sync time shows as 1hr (2MB) but keeps fluctuating up and down, its been 24hrs.... Any ideas?

Initially I tried synching the whole folder, but then realised I didn't need all the files, so I changed the preferences - maybe that is why?  In which case, how best to proceed?

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @mdcfrance, thanks for joining our Community!

 

Indeed, it sounds like this is happening, because you initially chose the entire Dropbox folder to sync to your computer.

 

Is the application still syncing at the moment or did it finish eventually?

 

You should be able to go into the preferences and remove the folders you don't want, once syncing is finished.

 

Let me know how it's going and we'll go from there.


Hannah
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mdcfrance
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thank you - I reinstalled and started again and it worked perfectly!

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

That's great news, @mdcfrance!

 

If you need anything else, please let us know.

 

Have a great day!


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