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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

yep as others have said. an ignorefile based solution is needed, or atleast patterns.

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Explorer | Level 4

All I want to ask is, did you guys all make the new "ignore " trick work? Why can't I make it work? I'm on Dropbox v91.4.548 on Win10, and I did "Set-Content -Path C:\path\to\my\folder -Stream com.dropbox.ignored -Value 1" on powershell, and nothing happens.

 

Update: restart dropbox fixed it, now it's working

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Reflections on a simple usecase:

Three+ clients: A, B, C sharing same dropbox.  Client C applies "ignore" to a specific subfolder "/cakalacky" to prevent his local changes from syncing.  Other clients A & B continue to sync the subfolder "/cakalacky" normally.

This is how "ignore" should work, on a client by client basis.

However, when implemented as instructed in this Beta, updates/additions in the subfolder "/cackalacky" from Clients A or B, cause Client C to experince perpetual sync/download "processing/notification" for the ignored folder.

Conclusion, "ignore" is not really the client solution we are looking for, rather, it seems to be an all-or-nothing solution requiring all clients to implement the same ignore command on the same folders as it stands as of 2/28/2020. In other words, there is no way to have some clients sharing a specific sub-folder while another client wishes to ignore the same. 

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Explorer | Level 4

Can I suggest that we also have the ability to ignore new folder requests or events.  The problem with wildcards is that you may not be able to anticipate the creation of all folder names that may have large files that would swamp your local drive.

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Re: Feedback on the new desktop app "ignore files" feature.

Explorer | Level 3

It's a killer feature better than OneDrive. I would switch to use Dropbox if this feature has been implemented.

 

I think we should use .dropboxignore. There are many folders will be generated(or regenerated) after compiling, we can't xattr it if don't exist

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Helpful | Level 5

@Daphne This is not a workable solution because on Windows, the `Set-Content -Stream` command is only available on files on the same drive as the operating system. So anyone that uses a secondary drive for Dropbox won't be able to use this feature... 

 

Why not just enable a .dropboxignore? Or just a right click option?

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Collaborator | Level 8

In response to peoples comments, i have my dropbox on D:\ and the ignore command works perfectly.

 

Sorry i posted this here but if i try to post it in the tips and tricks section dropbox keeps flagging this as spam

 

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Collaborator | Level 8

Guys i have coded a workaround to fix this problem, linking it here so any changes are recorded in one central post.

 

[Registry File] Functionality: Add Ignore File/Folder to Right Click Context Menu (Windows) v1.1.0

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-tips-tricks/Registry-File-Functionality-Add-Ignore-File-Fold...

 

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Collaborator | Level 8

Guys i have coded a workaround to fix this problem, linking it here so any changes are recorded in one central post.

 

[Registry File] Functionality: Add Ignore File/Folder to Right Click Context Menu (Windows) v1.1.0

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-tips-tricks/Registry-File-Functionality-Add-Ignore-File-Fold...

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Re: Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Explorer | Level 3

@XionicFire Thanks for the link, though it does still use the terrible folder attribute method they are currently testing, which doesn't work for deleted/remade files which are common for tons of things like Unity project folders, temp build folders for tons of workflows, removing and re-adding a node_modules folder and so on.

 

It certainly makes re-upping those things easier for not-often-deleted folders though.

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