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Hi. I would like folders on my desktop to automatically sync with my Dropbox folder whenever I chang

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I have particular folders on my Mac desktop that are also in my Dropbox folder. When I add or edit the contents of the desktop folder, the Dropbox version does not show changes. And when I try to delete Dropbox folders it seems to want to delete them from my desktop too, which I don’t want. Any advice please?

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Hey there @Daveywaveygravy,

It sounds like you have symlinks in your Dropbox folder, which refer to data in paths outside of the Dropbox folder. 

In general, we recommend you remove them as they can be the cause of various issues, such as high CPU usage, poor syncing performance, permission issues, and even data loss. 

You can find more info about symlinks in this article (step 7).

Let me know if you have any other questions!


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Re: Hi. I would like folders on my desktop to automatically sync with my Dropbox folder whenever I c

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Hello @Daveywaveygravy

Just checking in with you for this thread. Did you manage to follow Lusil's instructions? 

We would love to know if your issue was resolved. 

Thanks. Have a nice day!




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