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Re: Having both my laptops able to access the dropbox cloud files

Having both my laptops able to access the dropbox cloud files

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I dragged and dropped the folders on my hard drive to www.dropbox.com.  I then noticed work done on either laptop is not updating (not even sure if all the files in the folders transferred to begin with doesn't appear so).  I went and unlinked then re-linked and it appeared more files were syncing but I can't find on the cloud what I wanted to find.  Frustrated that I can't get it working at least on one computer with the cloud and get the cloud to match the files I want on my computer.  I bought the 1TB so I have plenty of space for storage. HELP

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Re: Having both my laptops able to access the dropbox cloud files

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Hey @GaryRoyals, Are you uploading the files using a browser to the Dropbox web? In order to sync files/folders automatically using Dropbox, you need to install the Dropbox app on both computers, login with your account on both computers. Once you setup the desktop app, it will create a folder in your computer named Dropbox. You should be able to find this folder in the sidebar of Windows explorer or Mac Finder. Anything you save inside this folder will be automatically synced among all your computers and Dropbox cloud. 

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Re: Having both my laptops able to access the dropbox cloud files

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Hey @GaryRoyals, Are you uploading the files using a browser to the Dropbox web? In order to sync files/folders automatically using Dropbox, you need to install the Dropbox app on both computers, login with your account on both computers. Once you setup the desktop app, it will create a folder in your computer named Dropbox. You should be able to find this folder in the sidebar of Windows explorer or Mac Finder. Anything you save inside this folder will be automatically synced among all your computers and Dropbox cloud. 

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