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Selective Sync Conflict on 3 folders I want to have but not sync

Explorer | Level 4

I have a Unity project and I use Dropbox as a realtime backup system. I used to lose days of work because of harware failure (inbetween GIT pushes) but with the help of Dropbox, I need not worry about my work being lost.

There is a problem I am having: there are 3 folders called Library, Temp and obj in which Unity temporarily generates the project in binary form, which I do not need synced.

So I manually removed them from being synced, and deleted them in my online account, but everytime that they are created, Dropbox moved the entire (4-5GB) content to a conflict folder, outside, and forces Unity to make a new Library each time this happens.

It also cloggs up my Dropbox with many Conflict #2, #3, etc. each 5GB worth.

I would like to have Dropbox STOP taking those folder into account at all.

Thank you.

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Re: Selective Sync Conflict on 3 folders I want to have but not sync

Dropboxer

Hi there @Discipol, thanks for reaching out to us on the Dropbox Community!

As a first step, you mention that after removing the three folders (Library, Temp and obj) created by Unity, a new conflicted folder is generated outside. 

For this reason, I just wanted to clarify, is this folder being created outside of the Dropbox folder? Are you using symlinks within your Dropbox folder?

Let me know what you find!


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Re: Selective Sync Conflict on 3 folders I want to have but not sync

Explorer | Level 4

Hello Lusil! The project folder is inside Dropbox, the Library folder is inside the project folder, inside Dropbox.

 

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Re: Selective Sync Conflict on 3 folders I want to have but not sync

Dropboxer

Thanks for getting back to me, @Discipol

From what I understand, you also selectively sync the folder and then remove it from the web, is that right?

If so, please note that selectively syncing folders removes them from your hard drive but if you are deleting it from the website, you're removing them from your account. 

Also, due to their nature, selectively syncing these temporary libraries may cause syncing issues, such as the ones you’re describing. Also, the third party app can generate further files to fill in the broken pathways caused by selective sync.

Nonetheless, I'd recommend checking out this article, as it sounds like you're trying to ignore the folders from being synced. 

Let me know if this helps!


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Re: Selective Sync Conflict on 3 folders I want to have but not sync

Explorer | Level 4

This is exactly what I need. I wish I could create a .ignore file in my root Dropbox that relative paths to the files I want to ignore. This way, on fresh Windows installs, I don't need to repeat this process.

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Selective Sync Conflict on 3 folders I want to have but not sync

Dropboxer

Anytime, @Discipol! If anything else comes up, just give us a nudge. 

In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend ahead!


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