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Files saved by apps to original Documents (non-Dropbox) location

Files saved by apps to original Documents (non-Dropbox) location

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I have an app that keeps saving files to my c:confused face:users/username/Documents location rather that to my c:confused face:users/Dropbox...../Documents location. Does that mean the files won't be backed up by Dropbox, or does Dropbox continue to scan the old location and move files from there?

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Re: Files saved by apps to original Documents (non-Dropbox) location

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Hi there @assiaalex; welcome to the Dropbox Community!

 

You may need to tamper with the 3rd party app's settings to point it to the new path of your Documents; assuming that you enabled the computer backup feature on your computer. 

 

Let me know how it goes in case you give it a try! 


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Re: Files saved by apps to original Documents (non-Dropbox) location

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Hi, Walter!

 

I already contacted the app's tech support - and changing their path is not an option. So is the answer to my first question 'no'? As in "No, Dropbox, does not re-scan the old Documents location?"

 

thanks much!

Re: Files saved by apps to original Documents (non-Dropbox) location

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After backup, those folders, and the files within them, are still accessible from the same place on your computer, while also backed up to Dropbox. 

 

You can access those folders, which are backed up under  “My PC [Your device name]”, from anywhere you use Dropbox, such as dropbox.com, the Dropbox mobile app, and the Dropbox desktop app on other computers. 

 

Any changes or deletions you make to those folders from your computer, or in Dropbox, will be reflected in both places. The same principle should apply if a 3rd party app is involved, but your mileage may vary, depending the app you're going to use for this and the way it was designed to work. 

 

If you find the chance to give it a go, please let me know the results here @assiaalex


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