cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Want to know more about how Community ideas impact Dropbox development? Check it out here

Dropbox ideas

Got an idea for Dropbox? We want to hear it. Our team will review the top voted ideas, so share them here!

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Can we have the option to choose when a file will become Smart Synced?

Can we have the option to choose when a file will become Smart Synced?

707fan
New member | Level 2

I suggest that the user can have the option to defines when to place the folder and/or file(s) in the smart sync modus.

For example: 1/ immediately: 2/ after one month inactivity or 3/ a user-specified period.

This is just a suggestion.  

Looking forward to what you think about this.

4 Comments
Lusil
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team. 

 

We’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
filippoferracin
Explorer | Level 3

Hi, after hearing your support, we have found that when we use the smart sync mode in the windows client, the local files that are downloaded to be opened go back to being online only after 180 days.
It would be nice, in our view, to be able to decide how long the files are kept locally.
Thanks

Hannah
Dropboxer

Hey @filippoferracin, I just moved your post to this thread, which is pretty much the same idea, so make sure to upvote it!

tokejepsen
Helpful | Level 5

When cleaning up files that are not use often, the current time scale is a few months according to the documentation (3 months according to support).

It would be great to be able to lower this time scale. Even just having a default of 30 days rather than months.

Vote for this idea

Like this idea? Vote for it and we will give it the attention it deserves!

8 votes received