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Can I add one item using automatic computer backup?

Can I add one item using automatic computer backup?

christina143zauner
New member | Level 2

Hi, I would like to know how I can turn on the automatic backup funktion for one file on my windows laptop to sync with my dropbox which is allready installed.

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Re: automatic backup

Lusil
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Hey there @christina143zauner, thanks for posting your question today!

 

When you enable computer backup, you can add computer folders (like Downloads, Desktop, and Documents) to your Dropbox folder. 

 

Could you clarify if you want to add an individual file, or one of these folders? 

 

Give me a nudge whenever you get the chance, thanks!


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Re: automatic backup

TGBenedict
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I have the same question.

 

I want to automatically back up one file with Dropbox Basic.

In Dropbox Basic I see is the option to add Desktop, Documents or Downloads folders. On my computer those folder have gigabytes of files which I don't need to back up. I only want to back up one file, which is a about 100 megabyte in size. Can this be done with Dropbox Basic?

 

Thank you.

Re: automatic backup

Lusil
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Hey @TGBenedict, thanks for joining us here. 

 

Currently, you can only backup the Downloads, Documents, or Desktop folders as a whole, and not individual files. 

 

From what I understand, you'd like to be able to update a file in your Dropbox folder, but also store it somewhere else on your computer, is that right?


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Re: automatic backup

TGBenedict
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@Lusil wrote:

From what I understand, you'd like to be able to update a file in your Dropbox folder, but also store it somewhere else on your computer, is that right?


I guess so. I have one local document that I want to be automatically backed up every few hours/days/etc. It's possible that Dropbox may not be the right tool for this task. I don't want to keep the main copy of the document in the cloud. I just want to keep a copy of it in the cloud and use the main copy locally. Maybe I just need to write a batch file to copy the file to Dropbox and have Windows Task Scheduler run it. I will think about that.

 

Thanks for the followup,

 

TG Benedict

Re: automatic backup

Lusil
Dropboxer

I see, thanks for explaining that for me. 

 

If you'd like, you can post this as feature that you'd like to see in the future, here, where other users can comment and upvote your idea. 

 

In the meantime, if you have any other questions or comments, don't hesitate to give us another nudge. 


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