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I use iTunes on my windows 10 PC. I save files to iTunes Media folder. If I want to back these files up on Dropbox, do I need them in my iTunes Media folder AND my Dropbox folder, thereby doubling my hard drive use?

I use iTunes on my windows 10 PC. I save files to iTunes Media folder. If I want to back these files up on Dropbox, do I need them in my iTunes Media folder AND my Dropbox folder, thereby doubling my hard drive use?

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Re: I use iTunes on my windows 10 PC. I save files to iTunes Media folder. If I want to back these files up on Dropbox, do I need them in my iTunes Media folder AND my Dropbox folder, thereby doubling my hard drive use?

Mark
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Yes. 

Or you need to move the iTunes folder to Dropbox via the preference menus within iTunes.

Please note, however, that Dropbox should NOT really be regarded as a backup solution - it isnt. Its a syncing one. It does backup as a side line. Also, moving iTunes to Dropbox can cause machines to slow down when iTunes is open.


 


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Re: I use iTunes on my windows 10 PC. I save files to iTunes Media folder. If I want to back these files up on Dropbox, do I need them in my iTunes Media folder AND my Dropbox folder, thereby doubling my hard drive use?

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Thanks

Re: I use iTunes on my windows 10 PC. I save files to iTunes Media folder. If I want to back these files up on Dropbox, do I need them in my iTunes Media folder AND my Dropbox folder, thereby doubling my hard drive use?

Bob1
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Hi guys, sorry to hijack this thread but can someone tell me how I start a new thread (ask my own question?) 

Cheers guys and sorry once again (terribly frustrated)

Re: I use iTunes on my windows 10 PC. I save files to iTunes Media folder. If I want to back these files up on Dropbox, do I need them in my iTunes Media folder AND my Dropbox folder, thereby doubling my hard drive use?

Mark
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Hi Bob, 

Theres a button at the bottom of the main page that links to Post a new discussion


 


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Re: I use iTunes on my windows 10 PC. I save files to iTunes Media folder. If I want to back these files up on Dropbox, do I need them in my iTunes Media folder AND my Dropbox folder, thereby doubling my hard drive use?

Bob1
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champion !! Tx Mark, so simple once you see it 🙂

 

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