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Why can I only backup Desktop, Documents and Downloads on Mac?

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Why can I only backup Desktop, Documents and Downloads on Mac?

New member | Level 2

Why can I only choose from the following three folders in the backup function on Mac: Desktop, Documents and Downloads.

 

Why would you put this limitation into this function? It makes it more or less unusable for me. Why can't I select any folder in the filesystem, or at least in my home directory? This really cripples what what would have otherwise been a great feature.

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Re: Why can I only backup Desktop, Documents and Downloads on Mac?

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Hi @pelmered, thanks for posting on the Community!

 

Currently, there isn't an option to open allow any other folder to sync to your Dropbox folder aside from the ones offered already using the computer backup feature.

 

If you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!


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Re: Why can I only backup Desktop, Documents and Downloads on Mac?

Dropboxer

Hi @pelmered, thanks for posting on the Community!

 

Currently, there isn't an option to open allow any other folder to sync to your Dropbox folder aside from the ones offered already using the computer backup feature.

 

If you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Why can I only backup Desktop, Documents and Downloads on Mac?

New member | Level 2

well that marks the fastest trial cancellation i've ever done

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Re: Why can I only backup Desktop, Documents and Downloads on Mac?

Explorer | Level 4

I'm with you dude.  What is really perplexing is that Dropbox actually advertises "backup ANY folder" but when you actually go to set it up apparently "any" means either Desktop, Documents, or Downloads (at least on my PC).  Pretty lame.

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