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Selective sync files coming in Online Only

Selective sync files coming in Online Only

lawnchairmaniac
New member | Level 2

When I opt in to selective sync a folder, why do the files always arrive on my hard drive "Online Only"? I have to then select the files in finder and actually download them all as "local" files. How do I get the selected files to automatically come in "local" instead? 

 

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Re: Selective sync files coming in Online Only

Lusil
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Hi there @lawnchairmaniac, thanks for checking in. 

Currently, when you choose to sync content from your selective sync settings, it'll be placed on your device as online-only. 

Although there isn't currently a way to change that, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on it with us. 

Would you like to see an option be made available to bypass this behavior in the future?

Let me know and I'll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible. Cheers!

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Re: Selective sync files coming in Online Only

lawnchairmaniac
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Thanks for getting back to me. I would like that function to be added, yes. I am selectively syncing files because I want to be able to access them locally, not just see them listed on my hard drive ~ I can always just use the web browser view the full directory of files. 

 

Take care.

Re: Selective sync files coming in Online Only

Lusil
Dropboxer
I understand where you're coming from and thank you for your feedback. 

If you have any other questions or thoughts in the future, don't hesitate to give us another shout. 

In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely day ahead of you!

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