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Prioritize Specific Folders in Synchronization

Prioritize Specific Folders in Synchronization

oxotero10
Helpful | Level 5

I just wanted to express my desire for there to be a way to prioritize which folders sync first. I know that there is a way to prioritize specific files syncing, but it'd be ideal to allow entire folders to sync first, so that new files can appear in my dropbox in the first place. It would make collaboration much easier!

4 Comments
Jane
Dropboxer
Hey @oxotero10, that’s a great idea- thanks a lot for sharing! 
 
I’ve moved your comment to the Share an Idea section, so as to give it a small push, since other users may be interested in the same functionality & they could also upvote it :ballot_box_with_ballot:
 
Thanks for choosing Dropbox! 
Status changed to: New
Daphne
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

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

Status changed to: Needs more votes
pspelman
New member | Level 2

Yes PLEASE. I am a software engineer, just reformatted my system. I have a lot of files on Dropbox. even with selective sync, I still have over 200k files to sync. I needed to prioritize a directory with scripts in it that I use for work. Sadly I cannot prioritize it. I am afraid if I go into my backup and manually download the scripts I'll get a sync error when Dropbox gets around to syncing the files.

I would like to right click on a directory and prioritize its contents as the next things to sync.

Interlopr
New member | Level 2

As a creative I have files syncing ALL THE TIME, and sometimes I need something pushed to the front of the line. Even though I pay like $700/yr for dropbox business I find myself using wetransfer to send files to clients. 

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