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An UP TO DATE way to sync Dropbox fm one PC to Another

New member | Level 2

I down loaded Dropbox onto a new computer. I expected to automatically sync files from my old PC AS HAS HAPPENED automatically in thd past. Now it apparently no longer does that.

Now when I download DB I get what seems to be a multi function screen. Naturally this is WIN 10. In the past when I changed PCs it was with WIN 7.

When I download DB I also get a 'file' DB shortcut icon, not the simple DB icon that I got bdefore.

I need an up to date and simply explained 'how to' of syncing my DB files. Thank you.

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Re: An UP TO DATE way to sync Dropbox fm one PC to Another

Super User II

The process of syncing files has not changed. You install Dropbox, sign-in with your account information and Dropbox will begin syncing your files.

Make sure you're downloading the Dropbox client from the website, and not the app from the Microsoft Store. That app is intended for mobile devices and does not sync the same way as the desktop client.

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Re: An UP TO DATE way to sync Dropbox fm one PC to Another

New member | Level 2

Thanks, Rich.

I deleted the program and reinstalled from the Dropbox site. I even opened DB on my old PC with my DB saved files.

I still don't have syncing. I'm on Windows 10 and I just don't know what else that I'm possibly doing wrong.

Dave

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Re: An UP TO DATE way to sync Dropbox fm one PC to Another

Explorer | Level 3
No solution to my Dropbox problem apparently. Will pursuewith other sources. Thanks anyhow.
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Re: An UP TO DATE way to sync Dropbox fm one PC to Another

Super User II

What does Dropbox say if you mouse over its icon on your status bar?

That usually explains whats wrong


 


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Re: An UP TO DATE way to sync Dropbox fm one PC to Another

Explorer | Level 3
It tells me to down load and reinstall. I've done that about six times. That obviously isn't the solution.
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Re: An UP TO DATE way to sync Dropbox fm one PC to Another

Super User II

Can you try and advanced reinstall? https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/advanced-reinstall


 


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