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Edited files not syncing

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Why is dropbox not showing any edits I make to a file on my computer. I thought that this was supposed to happen automatically when I click save. My computer is online and I am synced to the same account across all my devices.

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Re: Edited files not syncing

Dropboxer
Thanks for initially checking that you’re logged into the same account, that definitely helps with the troubleshooting - awesome work!
 
As a next step, could you please let me know what the Dropbox icon reads (that’s next to your desktop’s clock) when you click on it, and send me a screenshot (omitting personal info)?
 
Could you also let me know what icon you see next to the file that doesn’t seem to be updated? Is it a blue icon with arrows Arrows Counter Clock or a green icon with a check mark on it White check mark?
 
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Edited files not syncing

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Hi Lusil

Please find attached the screenshot. Hope this is what you were asking for. All the icons are green ticked.

Since posting my question I have found that if I copy a document or other file from the source folder to my Dropbox folder, both of which are on my computer, it seems to update my Dropbox web folder. This seems to be the quickest way to do this so I think I will stick with it.

If the screenshot is not helpful let me know.

Thanks

NoviceMark

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Dropboxer

 Thanks for the additional details and, although I can’t see a screenshot attached (no worries winking face), they do provide me with a better image. 

 You mention in your original post:

@NoviceMark wrote:

Why is dropbox not showing any edits I make to a file on my computer.

I just wanted to confirm, are you referring to the desktop app or the website? Could it be that you’re saving changes to the file outside of the Dropbox folder, instead?
 
Thanks in advance once again, @NoviceMark!

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Hi Lusil

Sorry no screenshot showing. I was referring to the desktop app which I have set up to run on startup. When I save an edited file to the Dropbox folder it doesn't update any changes to the file in my online Dropbox. As I mentioned, the only way it seems to update is if I save the file to a folder outside the Dropbox folder on my computer then copy it across, it then DOES update the online document.

Thanks for your help though.

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Dropboxer
Thanks for getting back to me on this, @NoviceMark
 
Hmm. We could always further investigate on the matter, but, due to account-specific info required, we’d have to take this discussion to email, in which case I can contact you to the email address associated with your Forum profile. Would that be alright with you? slightly smiling face

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Re: Edited files not syncing

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Hi Lusil

Thanks for the help but I make do with the way I do the updating at the moment. At least it works that way. If I change my mind I will post again.

Thanks again

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Dropboxer

No problem, @NoviceMark. Let me know of any update or if you have any other questions, and I’ll be more than happy to help out. In the meantime, have a wonderful day ahead! grinning face with smiling eyes


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