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Ignore folder (without selective sync)

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Ignore folder (without selective sync)

Please please please can you add a feature that allows folders to be excluded from the Dropbox account (on windows and mac). For sure I'm not the first person to request this, but I'm yet to find a good explanation of why it's not there. A quick google search reveals loads of people also looking for the same feature. I really like the workflow I have with dropbox, but it's getting to the point where I might switch providers in order to allow better selective sync.

I've seen hackish solutions using selective sync, but it would be great if this could be done in one of the following ways:
- global pattern matching eg "node_modules"
- a marker file in the directory like .dropboxignore
- a simple right click context menu "Ignore this folder"

Other than that, keep up the good work. Cheers.
Tom

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I am a paying customer, but will stop being one soon.

The node_modules and other developer stuff directories makes the backup way too big.

THe problem is that it consumes your resources and when you need to import it to another machine, it gets way too slow because of the amount of files.

 

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+1
Also planning to leave dropbox over this.
Dropbox client is constantly indexing and syncing all these totally ignorable files.

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+1
It is actually hard to believe that this option is not part of the package

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+1 seems like a no brainerI really need this feature!


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+1

Amazing that dropbox have not implemented this after 3+ years!

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Why does this still not exist?