Hello — I been trying to get the (beta) “computer backup” to work on 2 of my computers linked to my DB account — It seems that there is some sort of issue with (windows) cacls —
Does anyone know how the file/folder layout is setup – it seems to me if I have multiple computer and they all have a “documents” folder the layout would need to look something like
Is this the case? Any info would be appreciated
Hi Frank P E., thanks for posting on the Community!
When using the automatic computer backup feature, each device connected would have their own ‘My PC’ folder with the device name on it, and then the selected subfolders in each one.
If you need any further assistance, please let me know!
Hello -- thanks for the info -- I see now how the files/folders are moved around --- this did break my backup software since the config file was saved in c:\users\me\documents and now the files were move to dropbox\my pc (dev)\documents the software could not find the. it seems that in my case I still have c:\users\me\documents but there are no files, if any. saved there
does dropbox still monoitor c:\users\me\documents?
now if I set up a junction point at c:\users\me\documents to point to dropbox\my pc (dev)\documents would that work?
Hi @Frank P E., if the computer backup is disabled, then Dropbox won't monitor the c:\users\me\documents folder.
Junction points to the Dropbox folder aren't recommended as it can result in unexpected behavior in the app, such as performance issues, and even data loss.
ok -- so when this feature works, it resets the "shell folders" registry key to now point "documents" from %userprofile%\documents to ...\dropbox\my pc(<device>)\documents. As I noted my backup software save its config file in %userrprofile%\documents which now does not exist, so are you saying if issue the command
mklink /j %userprofile\documents ...\dropbox\my pc(<device>)\documents
it can cause data loss? how? without this junction point my backup software breaks
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