First of all, English is not my native language so I hope you get what I mean.
I am probably doing something wrong but my intention is to use dropbox as a way of backing up my important files like photo's.
Now I use the PC app and it keeps a copy of all my dropbox files on my computer. If I manually open the local dropbox folder in explorer and make a change to the local file, it also automatically updates the online version on dropbox.
This is completely NOT what I want! Because this means that if my local files get infected with a virus, or get corrupted because the hard drive failes, dropbox just updates my emergency backup with the corrupted files! This way my backup is effectively worthless.
Now of course I can stop the auto-syncing of those folder, but that way the folder is not visible anymore in explorer.
Basically what I want is to have access to my online files and folders in explorer, preferably having a local version of my dropbox files for easy and quick access to them, but I want the offline version to be updated by the online version and not the other way around. In other words: the online version should be "leading", if you get what I mean.
I also tried the "online only" option with Smart Sync, but files that I marked as "online only" still appear in the local folder. And when I delete them from the local folder, they are also deleted online