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Backup from an external drive

Backup from an external drive

foggyview
Explorer | Level 4

How do I backup both the C: drive and an external drive with DropBox backup. I can't see the external drive in the setup. Also, I can't change anything once I do the setup and there are folders I don't want to back up. I'm using Win 7 pro.

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Can't choose specific folders to back up?

foggyview
Explorer | Level 4

This is nuts. Various programs like to dump their files into My Documents, but I don't want to back up those files. Yet I HAVE TO because DropBox won't let me pick the folders to back up. I also can't backup my network folders or my external drives. 

This is not a useable backup service, certainly not one I want to pay for.

Is there a work around?

Re: Backup from an external drive

Walter
Dropboxer

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

 

As you might have found out by now, the computer backup feature allows you to backup certain OS key folders, namely the Documents folder, the Downloads folder and the Desktop one. You won't be able to backup two separate drives to Dropbox at this time though.

 

You may want to post your idea in the relevant section of our Community, so other users can upvote it to show their interest in this. 

 

More information about the computer backup feature and how to set it up can be found in the relevant documentation so I'd suggest taking a look there too. 

 

Let me know if you have any follow up questions. 

 

 


Walter
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