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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

419 Comments
Kaue G.
Level 1

I am looking for this feature too, Node Modules take too much space and its not needed, I am already searching for a better alternative.

Z. Yinz
Level 1

I am looking for this feature too! like .dropboxignore regex!

sam a.
Level 1

+1

Rob C.5
Level 1

+1

Douglas M.
Level 1

+1

Peter G.5
Level 1

+1 I guess I will consider switching to some open source solution ot btsync if this won't be solved, others have ignore files and work quite well

sam m.
Level 1

+1

+1000

"Unsync this folder" as a context menu add-on is a no-brainer.

Leaving an Alias behind, greye out, would be a perfect reminder that it's still there.

Peter G.5
Level 1

I was looking for a workaround and there are few, if you can limit yourself to linux or mac, but ultimately went with bittorrent sync ... http://peter.grman.at/ignore-node_modules-in-dropbox/

Laurent D.2
Level 1

+1000