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Starting up files/folders from the Dropbox desktop app

Starting up files/folders from the Dropbox desktop app

songseeds
Explorer | Level 3

I've searched for some information a bunch of different ways but keep coming up blank so I apologize if this has been asked and answered.  

When working with files/folders in the Dropbox desktop app should a user move the file/folder from the Dropbox folder to a local storage device (ie. a hard drive on your computer) and THEN open it up in an application for work, 

OR

start up the file/folder inside the Dropbox desktop app and run it from there?

I know this seems like cloud basics 101 but I'll be darned if I can find a straight answer.

 

thanks,

 

rick clingman

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Re: Starting up files/folders from the Dropbox desktop app

Rich
Super User II

@songseeds wrote:

... should a user move the file/folder from the Dropbox folder to a local storage device (ie. a hard drive on your computer) and THEN open it up in an application for work, OR start up the file/folder inside the Dropbox desktop app and run it from there?


Just open and work on your files directly from the Dropbox folder. There's no need to move them out of the Dropbox folder to local storage because the Dropbox folder IS local storage. It's just a regular folder like any other on your computer.

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Re: Starting up files/folders from the Dropbox desktop app

Rich
Super User II

@songseeds wrote:

... should a user move the file/folder from the Dropbox folder to a local storage device (ie. a hard drive on your computer) and THEN open it up in an application for work, OR start up the file/folder inside the Dropbox desktop app and run it from there?


Just open and work on your files directly from the Dropbox folder. There's no need to move them out of the Dropbox folder to local storage because the Dropbox folder IS local storage. It's just a regular folder like any other on your computer.

Re: Starting up files/folders from the Dropbox desktop app

songseeds
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks Rich,

Very helpful to know.  

 

rick clingman

songseeds records

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