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Can two computers have different Smart Sync settings?

musicspirit
Explorer | Level 4

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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Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

Super User II
Super User II

Smart Sync (and Selective Sync) settings are unique to each computer. You can have a file marked as Online-only on one computer, while it's marked as Local on another.

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Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

Super User II
Super User II

Smart Sync (and Selective Sync) settings are unique to each computer. You can have a file marked as Online-only on one computer, while it's marked as Local on another.

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Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

musicspirit
Explorer | Level 4

Many thanks - most helpful answer!

Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

musicspirit
Explorer | Level 4

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? 

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Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

Super User II
Super User II

Hi @musicspirit 

I'm afraid there isnt. 


 


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Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

Dropboxer
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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!


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Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

Adam G.18 New member | Level 2
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Most helpful thanks Jay!  I am sorted now

 

 

Re: Smartsync on Two Computers

Dropboxer
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Glad to hear it, @Adam G.18! Enjoy the remainder of the week. 


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