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Is "ON" the default setting for LAN sync on the desktop app?

Is "ON" the default setting for LAN sync on the desktop app?

klepp0906
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Doing some troubleshooting regarding whats crawling my network and waking drives and that sort of nightmare.   I had LAN Sync enabled,  I disabled it and it seems to have helped - but I had my hand in a half a dozen cookie jars so to speak.   I cant say for sure.

I'd like to know if LAN Sync being enabled is in fact the default, or disabled is the default?  

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Re: Is "ON" the default setting for LAN sync on the desktop app?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @klepp0906; how are you today?

 

To directly cut to the chase, yes, the default setting for LAN sync is ON, but you can change it anytime through the app's preferences

 

Just for a little bit of context here, LAN sync is a networking feature that allows you to save time and bandwidth by downloading files directly from other computers on your local network. Deselecting this option will force Dropbox to sync from Dropbox servers every time it detects a change in your Dropbox folder. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any additional questions. 


Walter
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Re: Is "ON" the default setting for LAN sync on the desktop app?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @klepp0906; how are you today?

 

To directly cut to the chase, yes, the default setting for LAN sync is ON, but you can change it anytime through the app's preferences

 

Just for a little bit of context here, LAN sync is a networking feature that allows you to save time and bandwidth by downloading files directly from other computers on your local network. Deselecting this option will force Dropbox to sync from Dropbox servers every time it detects a change in your Dropbox folder. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any additional questions. 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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