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Syncing Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

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Sorry for basic question, but if i save a file to a local desktop folder why doesnt it automatically sync to the corresponding dropbox folder in cloud??  I like to save stuff locally, using dropbox as backup and for access at other sites... thanks

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Re: Syncing Files from a Desktop Folder to a Cloud Folder

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Hey Chris (@chris38), I’d happily discuss it with you & thanks for checking in with us in the first place! 
 
All you’d need to do if you'd like to sync your folders to your account online would be to download our desktop application & move all of your important files to your Dropbox. Working on your files straight out of your Dropbox prevents duplication of your files and takes advantage of Dropbox's many features
 
Once you install the most recent Dropbox version, you should be able to see your files updating from your desktop to your account online  desktop Arrows Counter Clock➡️ 🕸️. Once fully synced, they should populate your Homepage, where all your recently uploaded files should be displayed. From there, your newly synced content should also appear on all other connected devices as well. 
 
Now, it seems that you've tried to follow these steps on your end & syncing halts at a certain point. If I were in your shoes, I’d try unlinking & relinking my account to my desktop once (as it recreates the local database) & reboot once & see if this amends the behavior. 
 
Please do let me know my advice works for you or in case you have any sharing-related questions & I'll do my best to follow-up with you. Happy February & take care until we talk again Chris! 

 


Jane
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https://dropbox.com/support


 


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