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How do I download all folders again?

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New member | Level 2

I deleted some folders locally due to space issues (a lot of pictures). 

I deactivated the folders in the sync. settings after they were uploaded and afterwards I simply deleted the local folders.

The pictures are all in dropbox as they should be.

But how do I get them back on my local drive now that I have space again?

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Re: pHow do I download all folders again?

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Niels P.,

Seems very interesting. You say that


@Niels P. wrote:
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I deactivated the folders in the sync. settings after they were uploaded and afterwards I simply deleted the local folders.
...

I suppose, you use 'Selective Sync'. After such a action all 'deactivated' local folder should be automatically removed. Here bring up reasonable question: What you have 'deactivated' really and what you have 'deleted'?

Anyway, You say that


@Niels P. wrote:

...

The pictures are all in dropbox as they should be.

...


In such a case just open the 'Selective Sync' dialog again and select appropriate folder(s) (very similarly as you have 'deactivated' them, just opposite action), so they to be in sync locally again.

Hope this helps.

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Re: pHow do I download all folders again?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Niels P.!

Just wanted to touch base and see if you were able to solve the syncing issue you were facing. 

As @Здравко correctly mentioned, if you selectively unsynced content from your device, you can make the same content local again by going back in to the selective sync settings and selecting it to sync. 

If you are concerned with the files taking up a lot of your computer space (and are on a paid Dropbox plan), have a look at our Smart Sync feature. With Smart Sync you can have content online-only, but still keep a visual of your files available locally so as to sync them more easily.

Let me know if I can help with anything else on my end. 

Thanks!

 


Celeste
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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