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Selective Syncing when installing desktop app

Selective Syncing when installing desktop app

Griff3232
New member | Level 2

Hi All, 

 

I have two queries regarding installing the desktop app:

 

1. When the app is installed on my laptop - can I initially select which folders to sync BEFORE the installation process starts autosyncing all folders and clogging my harddrive?

2. what are the limitations for the desktop app if I don't have the administrative rights whe I install it? can I still transfer and use files?

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Re: Selective Syncing when installing desktop app

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @Griff3232; welcome to our Community!

 

To cut things short, yes, you'll be able to choose which folders from your account you'd like synced to your computer upon installing the desktop app.

 

Also, note that the Dropbox desktop app requires admin privileges to run with full functionality on your computer as this enables multiple different core features of Dropbox, including:

 

  • Sync icons that show the sync status of files and folders
  • Right-click context menus for taking quick actions in Dropbox
  • Access to Smart Sync

I hope this helps clear things up and I'm always around if you have any more questions. 

 

Have a lovely weekend!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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