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Moving Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

Moving Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

shadowmoses
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-I currently have selective sync enabled.

-One of the included folders has images in it that I would like to move to an unsynced folder, ie one only stored within the cloud.

-Given that it is easier to move/handle files through the desktop version of Dropbox, I selected the desired images from there and dragged them to the unsynced cloud folder.

-Instead of being moved to the new folder, these images began uploading.

 

Can I assume that any files which would originate from the desktop would not be associated with their respective cloud versions? If so, would there be any way to work around this fact so that such files would move instead of upload?

  

Organizing files through the browser is a pain in the rear and something I'd like to avoid if at all possible. Also, I am not able to move the current location of my Dropbox folder, as that would break the various document links which are heavily utilized within my business.

 

Thanks

 

Edit- As an aside, keyboard shortcuts don't seem to be working for me in the browser. For instance, according to the Dropbox site I should be able to use the SHIFT key to select multiple consecutive files just as you could on the desktop.

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Re: Moving Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

Jay
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Hi there, you’ll need to move files from a synced to unsynced folder via the browser, there isn’t another way currently using the desktop app, aside from uploading directly to the folder on the site.
 
 
Additionally, you can try a different browser, or use incognito/private browsing mode without any extensions running, to see if this helps, which might also help with the shift key issue you’re experiencing.
 
Hope this helps!

Jay
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Re: Moving Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi there, you’ll need to move files from a synced to unsynced folder via the browser, there isn’t another way currently using the desktop app, aside from uploading directly to the folder on the site.
 
 
Additionally, you can try a different browser, or use incognito/private browsing mode without any extensions running, to see if this helps, which might also help with the shift key issue you’re experiencing.
 
Hope this helps!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Moving Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

shadowmoses
Explorer | Level 4

@Jay wrote:
Hi there, you’ll need to move files from a synced to unsynced folder via the browser, there isn’t another way currently using the desktop app, aside from uploading directly to the folder on the site.
 
 
Additionally, you can try a different browser, or use incognito/private browsing mode without any extensions running, to see if this helps, which might also help with the shift key issue you’re experiencing.
 
Hope this helps!

Thanks. I figured as much. On the bright side, I was able to determine why I couldn't utilize keyboard shorcuts previously; it seems they can only be activated in the List view, originally unbeknowst to myself.

Re: Moving Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

Jay
Dropboxer
No probs!

BTW, is your username a reference to Metal Gear Solid, or the eponymous band?

Jay
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