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Save sync state of folders

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As per title. Sync file attributes so that the same file on every linked computer has the same read only, hidden etc status.

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @CAD_user - welcome to our Community and thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas - it's most appreciated!

That being said, I wanted to thank you for this feature request (syncing files metadata as well like the hidden attribute you mentioned that is).

As we're always looking for our users' input when creating the next version of the Dropbox app, I'll make sure your comments are passed along to our dev team.

Let me know if you have anything else to add or ask in the meantime!

Oh and happy weekend!

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As an IT admin for a small organization, I see many Dropbox migrations from one laptop to another. One thing in particular I'm missing in this process is the sync state of folders on other Dropbox computers not being saved. How awesome would it be if you logged in to Dropbox on the new computer and it would ask you to mimic the folder sync state of the old computer. And with sync state I mean selective sync and smart sync states. 

Currently you have to go through all folders manually and set the proper selective sync or smart sync option on every folder, which can be very tedious for large Dropboxes.

Hope this is something that others find valuable as well and will be implemented at some point.

Dropboxer
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

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