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Can I install the desktop app and choose which folders to sync beforehand?

Can I install the desktop app and choose which folders to sync beforehand?

herediav
Explorer | Level 3

Is there a way to install dropbox and prevent it from syncyng all the files at once? In other words, can I select which folders to sync beforehand? Or, can I install dropbox and not sync any files until I do it? 

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Re: Installation

Rich
Super User II

@herediav wrote:

Is there a way to install dropbox and prevent it from syncyng all the files at once? In other words, can I select which folders to sync beforehand? Or, can I install dropbox and not sync any files until I do it? 


Yes. During the installation there's an option to choose which files to sync using Selective Sync, or you can choose to start all files as Online-only using Smart Sync.

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Re: Installation

Rich
Super User II

@herediav wrote:

Is there a way to install dropbox and prevent it from syncyng all the files at once? In other words, can I select which folders to sync beforehand? Or, can I install dropbox and not sync any files until I do it? 


Yes. During the installation there's an option to choose which files to sync using Selective Sync, or you can choose to start all files as Online-only using Smart Sync.

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Re: Installation

herediav
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks a lot Rich. 

Re: Installation

WR112212
New member | Level 2

I have successfully selectively synced a limited number of folders on install.  Now I want to add another folder of items to sync.  Where do I do this?  I can only access the folder currently online.

Re: Installation

Walter
Dropboxer

If you're referring to the selective sync settings, you can find those in the app's preferences.


Let me know if this helped @WR112212!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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