I had a problem with my harddrive, and I lost all my folders locally. Luckily, I had a backup on dropbox for these folders. Now, I want to use dropbox to sync these folders back to my HDD. I downloaded the dropbox client, and used selective sync to determine what dropbox folders I want to sync to my HDD. However, even though I selected 'local' in the client.. the folders that are downloaded still have that grey cloud icon. So they are not local on my PC.
What am I doing wrong and how do I fix this?
ps. I have the latest version of the dropbox client and Im running windows 10
Your solution seems to work... So thank you for this
But im wondering..why is it not doing this automatically when I have it set to 'local' by default.. Is there any way I can make dropbox make everything local automatically
And as a follow up question.. just so im sure
Lets say I have Folder X (which contains multiple folders and is like 300GB)... and that folder is synced with Dropbox. So far so good.. But lets say I want to format the HDD that folder X is on. So I copy the Folder to another disk for the time being ( i have multiple). I format the disk..and then I want to put Folder X back on that disk.
What would be the right workflow for me, to sync that folder again with dropbox? Without dropbox downloading all the files (which is not neccesary because they file are already there...
Do i just re-set the drobpox path in the dropbox client to that Disk again? Because last time I did that.. and the files were already there.. I got a message that it needed to be empty or something
so please advise... I just dont want to sync /download the entire folder because the files are already there (and Im on a limited internet plan)
ps... what happens to a folder if I copy it locally to my dropbox folder on my pc... when I have selective sync on (and so this new folder isnt selected in selective sync yet because it wasnt there before? )