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Terminal Command to Sync Folder Online Only

Terminal Command to Sync Folder Online Only

DMDComposer
Helpful | Level 5

Hi,

I'm on windows and constantly have trouble using Smart Sync. Smart Sync for the most part never shows up in the context menu, so I have trouble quickly selecting which folders I'd like to sync online/offline.

I'm wondering if there is a terminal command I can use to choose a specific folder to sync online only so I can save some space on my HDD?

 

Cheers,
DMDComposer

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Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @DMDComposer, I hope you're doing well! 

 

When it comes down to using the terminal, in order to change the way your files are, and make them online-only, which is what you want to do, I am not entirely sure this is possible. 

 

However, I'd be happy to ask our team more info about this, and see if it's possible. You also mentioned that the context menu for online-only doesn't show up, which isn't expected behavior. 

 

Shall we troubleshoot further on this? Do you know the version and syncing status of the app that you use on your device? If not, you can find it by locating your Dropbox icon on your task bar, next to your WiFi and hovering your mouse there.

 

Keep me posted!


Megan
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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DMDComposer
Helpful | Level 5

Hi,

 

Thank you for the quick response!

 

It would be great if a terminal command was available and if not I'd love it to be a feature request in the future.

For now, here is the requested information you asked for.
Windows 11
Dropbox 168.4.4802

Up to date

 

Sometimes the sync options show in the context menu but for me personally, most of the time they don't. If it helps, on my mac the Sync context menu feature works perfectly. The issue only exists on my Windows 11 PC.

Cheers,
DMDComposer

Jay
Dropbox Staff

Hi @DMDComposer, currently, the ability to change the online status of a file via terminal command isn't possible.

 

We do appreciate all input on how to improve the Dropbox app and service, and we take all comments into consideration for the future.


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Joe Thorley
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This feature would really improve our companies workflows.

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