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Re: Folder disappears when not synced with selective sync

Folder disappears when not synced with selective sync

GoranW
Explorer | Level 3

Hi! After a hastle, I found selective sync. My whole computer was synced to dropbox. It caused problems for 1 folder for the .exe program I wanted to run. After turning off sync for that folder on my desktop, it disappeared. Nowhere to be found on my entire computer. It appears again when i sync it. How do I fix so that I can see the folder on my desktop without syncing it?

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Re: Folder disappears when not synced with selective sync

Rich
Super User II

@GoranW wrote:

After turning off sync for that folder on my desktop, it disappeared. Nowhere to be found on my entire computer. It appears again when i sync it. How do I fix so that I can see the folder on my desktop without syncing it?


Selective Sync is used to remove folders from your local drive, while leaving them in your account online. It's a feature meant to save disk space for folders that you don't use often.

 

If you don't want a folder to sync to Dropbox, either move the folder out of your Dropbox folder to another location on your drive, or tell Dropbox to ignore the folder.

Re: Folder disappears when not synced with selective sync

GoranW
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks! I am currently trying to exclude the folder, but no matter what I change, it cant find the right pathway. Every time I change something it gives me errors. I followed the guide exactly. Could you help me with this personally? 

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