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How to update large folders if they are online only

Helpful | Level 6

How can I update extensive directories without having to keep them offline?  I have library directories on my computer that  I have synced to dropbox, and as of now these redundant/synced directories have taken up space I want to free up.  How do I update the new files if they are all online?

I one-way sync them from my computer to dropbox.  Since they are extensive directories they have a ton of files and folders that change everytime I sync them (about three times a week).  How does the ones in Dropbox change if they are all online only?  Do I need to download them to my computer then sync, then make them online only?

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Re: How to update large folders if they are online only

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I figured that.  I guess it isn't too difficult as I am only dealing with one or two massive directories that change daily.  I do have a lot of other large directories, but their metadata and contents don't change that much, and I only need to sync them a few times a month.  Being able to keep them online, but still see what they have is very useful for searching.

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Re: How to update large folders if they are online only

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Yes, I'm afraid to edit or change them they will need to be downloaded by Dropbox, edited by you and then you will need to go to the directories again and re-set them to online only.


 


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Helpful | Level 6

I figured that.  I guess it isn't too difficult as I am only dealing with one or two massive directories that change daily.  I do have a lot of other large directories, but their metadata and contents don't change that much, and I only need to sync them a few times a month.  Being able to keep them online, but still see what they have is very useful for searching.

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