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document folder vs. dropbox folder

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I am interested in understanding the pros and cons of putting files into either my (c documents folder or the dropbox folder (under desktop), synching them, and then using selective synch in order to save pc space. What's the real difference here? Thanks.  

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Re: document folder vs. dropbox folder

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Your Dropbox folder is like any other folder on your computer, but with syncing capabilities. This means that files you drag into your Dropbox folder automatically sync online and to any other computers or mobile devices linked to your account
 
Furthermore, using the desktop app means you won't have to manually upload/download files in your Dropbox folder, since it automatically watches your Dropbox folder and keeps your files in sync for you. 
 
This way, any time you save a change to a file and are connected to the internet, that change will sync everywhere you have Dropbox installed. Even when you’re offline, Dropbox will sync changes just where it left off once you’re online again.
 
I hope this helped. Let me know if I’ve misunderstood your question or if you have any other queries. 

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Re: document folder vs. dropbox folder

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Dropboxer
 
Your Dropbox folder is like any other folder on your computer, but with syncing capabilities. This means that files you drag into your Dropbox folder automatically sync online and to any other computers or mobile devices linked to your account
 
Furthermore, using the desktop app means you won't have to manually upload/download files in your Dropbox folder, since it automatically watches your Dropbox folder and keeps your files in sync for you. 
 
This way, any time you save a change to a file and are connected to the internet, that change will sync everywhere you have Dropbox installed. Even when you’re offline, Dropbox will sync changes just where it left off once you’re online again.
 
I hope this helped. Let me know if I’ve misunderstood your question or if you have any other queries. 

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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