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Change selective sync to smart sync

Change selective sync to smart sync

Vaughn B.3
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I have folder on my laptop that holds all my selective sync only lists what is there

I just learned that Smart sync does the same thing, but smart sync lists all of my files, even those that are in the cloud.

how do I change my selectively synced files to smart sync files without deleting all and starting over?


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Re: Change selective sync to smart sync


Hey @Vaughn B.3, thanks for reaching out to us here!

To sync your selectively synced files as "online only", I'd first suggest changing the option in the desktop app preferences on how to sync new files. You can do this by:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray/menu bar.
  2. Click the profile pic/initials icon in the top right of the window.
  3. Choose "Preferences..."
  4. Go to the "Sync" tab.
  5. Choose to sync new files as "Online only" under the Smart Sync section.

After you've applied this, you can then reselect the folders within the selective sync settings, and this will sync the placeholders for your online only files.

Let me know if you have any other questions about this!

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