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Question regarding Backup and redirected Documents folder

Question regarding Backup and redirected Documents folder

Rnathan
New member | Level 2

Hi All!

I have a client who's using Dropbox to intereact with their client's files, and as such, has her documents, pictures, etc. backed up to her "My PC" folder in the Dropbox account.

She doesn't want to set her files as "Offline Only" due to losing access if her internet goes out, and thus wants to move her files onto an external HDD to save OS HDD space.

We're planning on redirecting her quick links to new folders on the external drive, but I'm wondering if I can tell dropbox to continue backing up her Documents, etc. from the external HDD?

Has anyone played with this?

 

Thanks!

Rhys

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Re: Question regarding Backup and redirected Documents folder

Rich
Super User II

@Rnathan wrote:

We're planning on redirecting her quick links to new folders on the external drive, but I'm wondering if I can tell dropbox to continue backing up her Documents, etc. from the external HDD?


That won't be possible. Dropbox can only sync one location; wherever the Dropbox folder is located. It will not sync folders located outside of the Dropbox folder. Even the backup feature works by moving the Desktop, Documents and Downloads folders into the Dropbox folder.

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