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?
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.
When choosing one branch of a Dropbox directory tree with Selective Sync to bring files to local machine, some of the files remain "offline-only". This is what is expected with Smart Sync. However I have Smart Sync turned off and want just a subset of the files in the entire Dropbox tree to be immediately available on a local machine. Why does Selective Sync leave files as offline-only?
It sounds like the Selective Sync feature implies Smart Sync behavior for the subset of Dropbox files that have been selected. Even though in the preferences in the Smart Sync section the "Save hard drive space automatically" is set to Off.
That setting wouldn't indicate that Smart Sync is off.
The automatic Smart Sync setting means that files that you haven’t opened from your computer for a few months become online-only automatically, and new files you add online become online-only by default.
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