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how often does the online DB synch with my hard drive?

how often does the online DB synch with my hard drive?

eMichaelj
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I used to create and edit documents on my laptop hard drive, and then copy them to DB. Now I create and edit documents on DB and trust that DB will update, add, and copy them to my hard drive. What's the lag time? How long does it take before a file created on DB gets copied to the correlated place on my hard drive? Or ... hm ... is it doing it at all? Ideally, I'd like my DB folders and the folders on my hard drive to be identical at all times. 

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Re: how often does the online DB synch with my hard drive?

Rich
Super User II

@eMichaelj wrote:

What's the lag time? How long does it take before a file created on DB gets copied to the correlated place on my hard drive?


As long as you have the Dropbox desktop app installed and running, syncing is continuous as files are changed.

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