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How to enable Dropbox in mixed state?

How to enable Dropbox in mixed state?

Akshay_1234
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

1) I have synced my files by choosing local sync but now my hard drive is almost full so, how to enable the mixed state to sync data online in future?

2) Is there any method the Archive folders which were not used from past 2 years or more and I want to sync those folders online only but rest of the data as local sync?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to enable Dropbox in mixed state?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @Akshay_1234 - how are you today?

If you're referring to Smart Sync (as this would be the way to have a mixed state of local and Online Only files), you'll just need to make sure you've enabled the relevant system extension and have the most updated version of our desktop app. 

All the information you need to start using Smart Sync is in the following Help Center article: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/smart-sync 

When it comes to your second query, I'd suggest taking a look at our selective sync feature which helps free up hard drive space by unsyncing the folders you don't need locally on your computer (those will still be available on dropbox.com).

In any case, please keep me posted on your progress! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: How to enable Dropbox in mixed state?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @Akshay_1234 - how are you today?

If you're referring to Smart Sync (as this would be the way to have a mixed state of local and Online Only files), you'll just need to make sure you've enabled the relevant system extension and have the most updated version of our desktop app. 

All the information you need to start using Smart Sync is in the following Help Center article: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/smart-sync 

When it comes to your second query, I'd suggest taking a look at our selective sync feature which helps free up hard drive space by unsyncing the folders you don't need locally on your computer (those will still be available on dropbox.com).

In any case, please keep me posted on your progress! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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:arrows_counterclockwise: Still stuck? Ask me a question!
:pushpin: Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

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