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If the app is offline, will files still save and sync?

If the app is offline, will files still save and sync?

ryweatrow
Explorer | Level 3

Hello all!

I am writing and constantly updating a word document. It is saved on my Dropbox desktop app so I can access it on my other computers.

I am wondering if I continue to write on and save the document while OFFLINE (without WiFi) is the document updating/saving itself on the dropbox app? Or can it only be saved/updated with an internet connection?

My cable just went out. Wondering if I can continue writing without moving the document from the Dropbox folder.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: If the app is offline, will files still save and sync?

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @ryweatrow, thanks for joining the Community!

If your file is stored in the Dropbox folder, and there is no internet, then you can edit and save files on your machine using the local Word app like you would with any other docx file. 

However, the files will only sync when the app is online again. This means you'll lose out on any versions you might have saved in the meantime, so only the most recent save would appear on the site.

If you need any more details, feel free to message back!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: If the app is offline, will files still save and sync?

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @ryweatrow, thanks for joining the Community!

If your file is stored in the Dropbox folder, and there is no internet, then you can edit and save files on your machine using the local Word app like you would with any other docx file. 

However, the files will only sync when the app is online again. This means you'll lose out on any versions you might have saved in the meantime, so only the most recent save would appear on the site.

If you need any more details, feel free to message back!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
:arrows_counterclockwise: Still stuck? Ask me a question!
:pushpin: Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

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