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Selective pause sync for specific folders or files

Selective pause sync for specific folders or files

New member | Level 2

It would be great to be able to pause syncing for specific folder and it's sub folders rather than pausing the whole Dropbox from syncing.

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Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team, so, we’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up.  

 

If you have any other questions or thoughts for us, just give us another shout. Thanks!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
Explorer | Level 3

My machine freezes because of dropbox and a single folder (it worked fine previously). I would love to turn it off out of sync, but instead, I have to turn off sync at all. And we don't have the option to turn on syncing by night. It seems like a joke: whether turn off for a moment or forever.

Explorer | Level 4

This feature would be really great for me, as I would love to use dropbox as backup for vertual machine folder.  When I leave it to normal sync, it changes so may files so fast and the sync is literally backed up( i.e. congested) . So if I could un-pause when I quit the vertual machine, thne it just do the sync once and be done. 

Explorer | Level 4

@Lusil - what do you mean "needs more support"?!!

The "Sync first" function does not work when there are loads of files in the queue so you cannot see the whole queue to find the one you need synced first... and sometimes it's a whole folder that needs to "Sync first". How about showing folders in the sync queue instead of only idividual files?

Dropbox users have been asking for this function for AGES just in different ways. How many times do we read about files getting stuck behind other files that are syncing? Don't tell me there's no enough support for this idea.

New member | Level 2

I would definitely like this as I am using dropbox to sync my 2TB full file archive. However it takes a long time uses a lot of memory and bandwidth, even though most of the files are essentially archived and not updated. What would be good would be to set time periods for syncing of these files (once every 2 weeks say). 

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