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Can I sync Dropbox with a Network Drive?

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Good day,

We have a small office set-up with three users. 

We're all connected to a main shared drive through our router. 

We recently set up a drop box account as we had our shared drive fail (luckily we could recover most info) and wanted a cloud solution for extra safety. 


Is it possible to keep working in this fashion and have the main drive sync with dropbox or do we each have to connect to and sync from our individual work stations. 

Two of the computers dont have enough disk space to store all the work files. 

Any help appreciated. 




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Re: Sync Network Drive


Hey @Bootlegge, welcome to the Dropbox Community!

If you're trying to setup Dropbox with network file systems, please note that we don't recommend it as they're not compatible and they don’t send messages when files change. You can find more info about this here

If you want to have the files sync and be available locally, you can install the desktop app on the devices you need and have a look into LAN sync

I understand that this may not be the ideal reply you were looking for, but let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

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