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A few months ago I downloaded Dropbox to use on my work laptop. Last month I needed to upgrade to a new laptop, and after downloading dropbox to the new laptop I'm having some issues with my folders. It seems as though the PC folder saved locally under the dropbox folder on my new laptop is the PC folder from my old laptop. When I log into the desktop app, 2 PC folders appear; PC and PC(2). PC(2) appears to be the PC folder for the new laptop as it automatically updates with any files I save locally onto my new laptop. However, the PC(2) folder is nowhere to be found under the local dropbox folder saved onto my laptop and I can not figure out how to get it saved there so it automatically updates itself with any files I save locally on my laptop.
Thank you for your help!
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, I apologize for the delay in my response - work and everything has been very busy lately. Please see the attached screenshot. On the left you'll see the dropbox webpage showing both the PC (2) folder, which is the local documents folder from my new laptop, and the PC folder, which is the local documents folder from my previous laptop. On the right you'll see the dropbox folder saved locally to my current laptop, which only has the PC folder, which again was the local documents folder from my previous laptop. Nowhere in my dropbox folder saved locally to my current laptop does my current local documents folder automatically save and update - I have to go to the webpage to find this folder. Is this normal? Or should my local PC folder save automatically to my dropbox folder as well? Thank you!!!!
These folders were manually copied from the PC(2) folder on the dropbox webpage and pasted into the local PC folder by me, they do not automatically update with new or edited files like the PC(2) Folder does on the webpage, it was one of my attempts to figure it out. When I tried to delete them I received a notification that they were still updating and could not be removed, even days after uploading them so I've just left them alone at this point.
No apologies necessary, any help is appreciated! The syncing status is up to date and the folder is present and selected in my selective sync.
I think you may have figured it out, the pictures are unselected which seems to be keeping the PC (2) folder from being fully checked off. Not sure why this is preventing the PC(2) folder from being seen in my local dropbox folder, though. The issue is photos are being backed up using onedrive, not a big deal since the folder is empty, but for some reason onedrive will not allow me to deselect the pictures folder from within its settings in order for me to allow dropbox to back the folder up.... so unfortunately it looks like it's stuck until I can figure out how to deselect the folder from onedrive... also dropbox appears to be up to date, running version 140.4.1951
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