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Prioritize folders / files to be downloaded

Explorer | Level 4

It's great to have this sync files first option to back up important files first.

However, what about the other way round. A typical problem for me is, that I got on a trip after some weeks in office. While traveling I need to continue working on recent files, but syncing all files from the last weeks to my laptop takes ages. For sue, I can download the data manually from the website, but then I'm having the same problems as I had before there cloud storage services (multiple different versions of the same file, copying back and forth files between diferent computer, changing my folder structure across multiple inked files etc. ).

Having the option to click "sync first" to folders (or files online) so that these folders get prioritized for up- and download sync would be great.

 

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello @MasterOfDragon!

With Dropbox you can prioritize the files you want to sync first!

Please find the steps here. 

Get back to us with feedback for this relatively new syncing feature. 

Also check how you can speed your Dropbox up! 

Cheers! 


Fiona
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Prioritize folders / files to be downloaded

Explorer | Level 4

I'd like to second this motion of adding the ability to prioritize syncing of folders specifically! It would make it much easier to work as a team, in my opinion. I do waste a lot of time waiting for folders to sync when I could prioritize the most important ones. 

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Prioritize Folder Sync

Explorer | Level 4

I've seen this request before, but on the post I saw, it didn't look like the actual request got addressed. I'd just like to reiterate my desire for there to be a "Sync Now" feature for folders. You can do so with individual files, but it becomes problematic when the file you need to see has not been synced onto your Dropbox in the first place. Having the ability to prioritize the synchronization of individual folders would help streamline this process, in my opinion. Having just spoken to a few colleagues and friends, I think this feature would be widely appreciated throughout the community. 

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Explorer | Level 4

I'd also love to see this feature!

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Re: Prioritize Folder Sync

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello @gavin3 - welcome aboard and thanks for using Dropbox!

It's true indeed that, at the moment, you can’t prioritize folders or package files. I won't be able to comment on when or if this might get implemented ; feel free to share your thoughts and ideas about this under the relevant section of our Community though; the 'Share an Idea' that is. 

Thank you for your feedback on this and please let me know if you have any questions Gavin; I'd be happy to follow up. 



Walter
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