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Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

In order to make file organization user-friendly for someone new, I would like to create shortcuts from one folder to another so that if a report in-progress "Health.doc" is both related to health and education, users can go to the education folder and still find a shortcut to "Health.doc" in the health folder. Both the health and education folders are in the same dropbox account, and I would like to avoid making an actual duplicate of the report "Health.doc" because it is still being written. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I need this capability too!

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I need this capability as well!

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

This would be a great, simple way to streamline large team folder organization. Some specific documents need to easily found by team members, but perhaps are better kept in a different hierarchy in your selectively synced folders.A simple shortcut would save manual copying or reorganization of your personal workflow. You can actually save a weblink in a windows folder, but a native dropbox function could be much slicker.

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

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New member | Level 1

Need this as well. We create vendor specific folders giving them easy access to all the projects they are working on, but until we get 'shortcuts' we can't also organize files by project.

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Need this very much as well - for the exact same reasons given by IPA R. Question for  DropBox: Is this on your Enhancement ToDo List, and if yes, how far up the list. In other words, when do you expect to have this feature?  

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

Super User II
Super User II

Question for  DropBox: Is this on your Enhancement ToDo List, and if yes, how far up the list. In other words, when do you expect to have this feature?

Dropbox does not release road maps for new features. The earliest we would know of a new feature is when it's released.

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This feature would make DropBox an amazing tool and our company would convert its file storage.  Until then its an Amazon VPN.

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I found that you can create a shortcut by using dropbox's desktop folders in windows explorer. This shortcut works on my laptop out of the office and my desktop in the office. However, this shortcut does not work on the mobile app or the web portal so it is sill not 100% useful.

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Re: Possible to create a shortcut between two folders in dropbox?

Super User II
Super User II

However, this shortcut does not work on the mobile app or the web portal so it is sill not 100% useful.

Just to explain why it would be because the link is relative to the machine its on. On your laptop it will be looking at C:\Windows\Users\Steve\My file.doc for example. If the path on the other machines is not EXACTLY the it will fail. 


 


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