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Can we have an option for custom folders when using the backup function?

Can we have an option for custom folders when using the backup function?

knudkp
New member | Level 2

Under the "Backup" option in the dropbox app for Windows, currently theres an option to back up certain folders, such as Desktop, Music ... and so on.

I want an option to add custom folder to back up.

 

Reason.  My setup is

 

At D:\Data I have my personal folders and files

At D:\Dropbox\Data I have my personal folders and files, that is beeing sync. to my Dropbox online

 

I want this option under 'Backup' to be "Add custom folders" so I can backup D:\Data to D:\Dropbox\Data

 

7 Comments
Walter
Dropboxer

This idea will need more support before we can share your suggestion with our team @knudkp 

 

I just updated the status to encourage other users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Yuikol
Collaborator | Level 10

This sounds like a great idea!

beamjinn32704
New member | Level 2

Sounds like a great idea!

jd209
New member | Level 2

Yup! Just asked support for how to do this and found out it wasn't an option. Hopefully it's relayed to the engineering department asap! 

superfantastic
New member | Level 2

I, too, would love this feature.

Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
Mikeos2001
New member | Level 2

I've voted for this.

 

I think that not having the ability to add custom folders to the backup feature is limiting.  I have multiple disk drives with important files spread across them.  The only way I can back these up is by doing my own local backup of these locations to a single drive, and it's that drive/subfolders that I have to then backup again to a remote location.  I do this with the general sync functionality, but it goes against the way my mind works to do it this way - feels like a messy workaround, and takes up twice the amount of local storage 😄