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Are the Photos and/or Videos folders an option for the [beta] computer backup feature?

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The "Computer Backup" feature of Dropbox, which is currently still in beta, during setup, only has options to backup "Desktop", "Documents", and "Downloads".  It doesn't have options for "Picture" and/or "Videos" folders. 

 

After installation was complete, I attempted to add this manually by going to...

Preferences > Backups > [Manage backup]

...and all options are checked, and there isn't a scroll down ability, but Picture or Videos options are not available.

 

I would like to naturally back up the Picture * Videos folders as well.  I'm guessing it isn't currently possible or I'm missing something?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Are the Photos and/or Videos folders an option for the [beta] computer backup feature?

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Hi @RogerW37; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

As you noticed, for the time being, there's no way to select other folders apart from your Desktop, Documents and Downloads folders when using our new, beta computer backup feature

 

If you'd like to, you can post this idea on the relevant section of our Community so other users can upvote it to show their interest. 

 

Let me know if you have anything else to add or ask, Roger, I'll be happy to follow up!

 

 

EDIT: We have a request for this feature now here, if you'd like to add your vote!



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Re: Are the Photos and/or Videos folders an option for the [beta] computer backup feature?

Dropboxer

Hi @RogerW37; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

 

As you noticed, for the time being, there's no way to select other folders apart from your Desktop, Documents and Downloads folders when using our new, beta computer backup feature

 

If you'd like to, you can post this idea on the relevant section of our Community so other users can upvote it to show their interest. 

 

Let me know if you have anything else to add or ask, Roger, I'll be happy to follow up!

 

 

EDIT: We have a request for this feature now here, if you'd like to add your vote!



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Choose Backup Folder

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Hi, I'm trying to use the automatic backup feature on a specific folder but I can't choose anything else than Documents, Download or Desktop. Is there any way to choose a specific folder for the backup instead of the suggested ones?

 

Thanks

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Re: Choose Backup Folder

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Hello @PB39 

 

The computer backup feature is currently in BETA testing mode, so I'm pretty sure those folders are the only one's you can use currently. For more information on the topic go to https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/computer-backup. I hope this helps!

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Sync specific folder

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Hey everyone, I am new on using dropbox

My problem is, I am trying to backup a folder from my pc but on dropbox there is only option for backup documents, downloads or desktop

I want to backup and sync specific folder on my hard drive is there any way to backup only this folder ?? 

Thank you

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Re: Sync specific folder

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@amadoAcc wrote:

I want to backup and sync specific folder on my hard drive is there any way to backup only this folder ??


You'll need to move the folder into the Dropbox folder. Aside from the current backup options (Desktop, Documents and Downloads), Dropbox will only sync the content that's located within the Dropbox folder.

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Re: Are the Photos and/or Videos folders an option for the [beta] computer backup feature?

Dropboxer

Just wanted to add a little note @amadoAcc!

 

While it's not currently possible to backup other folders with the computer backup, you can check out the request thread that Walter linked here.

 

You can upvote the post to show your support for this feature suggestion.

 

Cheers!


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