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Can't find gear icon used for selective syncing

Explorer | Level 4

I've followed the directions for selective syncing, opening the dropbox app on my laptop (pc running window 10).  The window shows my recent dropbox activity and has several icons at top right (open dropbox paper, open dropbox.com, etc.) but the gear (settings) icon is nowhere to be found.  Help!

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Re: Can't find gear icon used for selective syncing

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Hey there @Tinkerman,

When you click on the Dropbox icon in your system tray, in the top right corner of the window you'll see a profile pic/initials icon. You will need to click this to access the menu where you can choose "Preferences..." and then follow the remaining steps for selectively syncing. 

I hope this helps - Thanks!


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Re: Can't find gear icon used for selective syncing

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Tinkerman,

When you click on the Dropbox icon in your system tray, in the top right corner of the window you'll see a profile pic/initials icon. You will need to click this to access the menu where you can choose "Preferences..." and then follow the remaining steps for selectively syncing. 

I hope this helps - Thanks!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Can't find gear icon used for selective syncing

Explorer | Level 4

Thanks Daphne, that's what I needed.  Looks like the Gear Icon instruction is obsolete.

 

- Tinkerman

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Re: Can't find gear icon used for selective syncing

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @Tinkerman,

I'm glad I could help and apologies for any confusion! I've made sure to bring that up with our team to get that updated.

Hope you have a great day - Cheers!


Daphne
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Re: Can't find gear icon used for selective syncing

Explorer | Level 4

Same question again, but now with a MacBook Pro.

 

How do I get to the DropBox application menu.  All I can seem to access is the DropBox folder in Finder, and not the app itself.    Dropbox appears as an icon on the desktop and every way I click it just opens Finder.

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Re: Can't find gear icon used for selective syncing

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @Tinkerman,

Do you see the Dropbox icon in your menu bar in the top right corner of your screen? Clicking on this will give you the same window as on the Windows so you can continue with the above steps.

Let me know how it goes - Thanks!


Daphne
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