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Re: Folder Structure if Using Backup Feature

Folder Structure if Using Backup Feature

jelarv
Explorer | Level 3

I have dozens of Excel files on my PC that link to one another via paths names saved in each file such as C:\Users\XXXXX\Documents\Work Projects\ProjectA.   If I migrate to Dropbox (I'm using another backup service now), and I want to ensure all of my files are being backed up, will Dropbox put them in a new master folder thus forcing me to rename all of paths in my Excel files that link to other files?

 

Also, I have a few programs on my PC that save all of my user information at a level above "Documents" (such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft OneNote cached notebooks, Zotero, etc.).  If I understand the documentation correctly for Dropbox backup, will it NOT back up those files because they aren't in my "Documents" folder?

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Re: Folder Structure if Using Backup Feature

Daphne
Dropboxer

Happy Friday @jelarv, I hope you're well today!

 

When the computer backup is enabled and syncing the local files on your computer, the filepath for the files will indeed be changed to something like: C:\Users\XYZ\Dropbox\My PC \Documents\FileA.

 

The backup feature, at the moment, can be set to backup the Documents, Downloads and Desktop folders.

 

If you have any files outside of those folders that you'd like to sync, you would have to move it to a folder that's being synced.

 

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions!


Daphne
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Re: Folder Structure if Using Backup Feature

jelarv
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks for your reply.  Unfortunately this means I won't be able to use Dropbox as a cloud file storage option.

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