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Is it possible to sync files without using the desktop app?

Is it possible to sync files without using the desktop app?

Tim F.8
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My employer recently removed the dropbox application from our computers and will not allow us to download any 3rd party software for file synchronization. My current solution is to use the dropbox website but this means first saving anything I want to put on Dropbox to my harddrive under a "To Upload to Dropbox" folder and then uploading it to the desired location using the website, a 2 step process. 

 

Are there any features/software native to Windows 10 that would allow me to synch a folder on my harddrive with a cloud based Dropbox folder? I have found multiple solutions online that offer synch across cloud platforms but so far nothing that doesn't involve a software download. Google Drive and One Drive desktop applications are also blocked. 

 

Thanks

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Re: Is it possible to sync files without using the desktop app?

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Tim F.8, thanks for posting on the Community!

 

Currently, there isn’t a native feature on an OS that would allow you to sync files to the Dropbox site, without installing the Dropbox desktop application.

 

Technically, you could create an app and link it to the Dropbox API, but given your requirements, it’s unlikely you’d be allowed to run it.

 

If the employer doesn’t mind apps from the Micosoft Store, you could install Dropbox for S Mode. While it doesn’t provide you with a Dropbox folder to sync files, at least you could have it running and drag files there instead of using the site via a browser.

 

Hope this helps to clarify matters!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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