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storing files on Dropbox servers only

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So, if I only want to store information on dropbox servers, not our hard drives, we need to set up selective sync.  If I am in MS Word and I want to save to dropbox to another folder on the server, can I still do that without opening up a browser instance?

 

Basically, can I only store and retrieve information from the dropbox server, but still act like a shared drive?  My apologies if this question has been previously answered.   Thanks in advance!

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I'm afraid you cant, no. You would need to save the Word document (as an example) locally and then upload it to Dropbox.

The exception to this is if the program you use has the inbuilt capability of reading/writing to Dropbox built in (THEY have to do that though, not Dropbox). Office sadly doesnt.

 


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I'm afraid you cant, no. You would need to save the Word document (as an example) locally and then upload it to Dropbox.

The exception to this is if the program you use has the inbuilt capability of reading/writing to Dropbox built in (THEY have to do that though, not Dropbox). Office sadly doesnt.

 


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Awww, thanks for the explanation.

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Hey @Wyumez

 

If it's not too much trouble for you, would you mind taking a minute of your time to fill out a survey sharing your experience using the Dropbox Community? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2lNKIxT .
 
[This thread is now closed. If you experience further issues, feel free to get back in touch on the Dropbox Community, we'd be glad to follow-up. ]
 
Warm regards, 
JaneA

 


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