I have been using Smartsync on my main Macbook Pro [A] - and found very useful the facility for keeping Files on Dropbox only and saving space on the computer.
However, I recently rebooted my old Macbook Pro [B] ( which also has my Dropbox account active on it) - and did some work on it, and then found that it had uploaded that work to my Dropbox and onto my main current Macbook Pro.
So the key question is: can you have a large file relegated to the Dropbox Cloud on one computer - but active working and downloaded on to [B] but still keep it up in the Dropbox Cloud on [A]
If this is possible how would you do this?
I would suggest that that it is essential to have a choice on which computer the File is active because one computer may have loads of space [ my old computer B] but the other [ newer computer A] has very little space.
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Thanks for your reply - just one supplementary question:
Is it possible to have a default setting in which I upload to Dropbox from Computer B - be able then to see it from Computer A, but for it not to automatically Sync ( and download to Computer A)?
eg Am working on Computer B - upload a huge file to Dropbox
Go to Computer A - see it arrive there as online by default giving me the choice when I am computer A to download it?
I'm afraid there isnt.
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Hi @musicspirit, actually, it is possible to have the Smart Sync settings to ‘online-only’ as the default on Computer A.
This setting can be changed on the desktop app.
This means that any new files added on the Dropbox site, or synced via Computer B, would appear as online-only on Computer A.
Hope this helps to clarify matters!
Glad to hear it, @Adam G.18! Enjoy the remainder of the week.
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