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Syncing individual files not place folders

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Syncing individual files not place folders

im aware of selective sync but what i want to do is have dropbox not sync files that or not place inside of a folder. I figure an otpion like that would be availble cause chances are most people would not have all individual files place in a folder. is there an option for this?

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Super User II

Re: Syncing individual files not place folders

I'm afraid there isnt an option for this. 

 

Selective Sync is on a per folder level basis only. 


 


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Re: Syncing individual files not place folders

Do you mean that you want Dropbox to sync a file that's located elsewhere on your computer, that aren't located in the Dropbox folder? If so, Dropbox does not have such a feature. There are ways to accomplish it (symlinks, third-party utilities, etc.) but they are not supported and problematic at best.

If that's not what you mean, then you'll need to explain it better.

Re: Syncing individual files not place folders

No, thats not what im saying. When you go into selective sync menu. There is a list of all the folders listed that you can check/uncheck from your dropbox cloud. My Issue is that, I don't always put my files into folders. So Selective synce gives you the option to check/uncheck the folders but not the individual files that are not placed into the folders. Is there an option to do that? check/uncheck the individual files not place in folders. Because what is happening is im setting up the dropbox app on my surface pro 3 which only give so much space(roughly 64g). But my dropbox has a 1TB capcity. The dropbox app tries to sync all the individual files not placed into folders from my dropbox cloud to my surface pro. Do you get it now?

EX.
MY DROPBOX (cloud)
-individual file 1(not a folder so it cant be check/unchecked)
-individual file 2(not a folder so it cant be check/unchecked)
-Folder 1 (can be check/unchecked)
--file 1
--file 2
-Folder 2 (can be check/unchecked)
-Folder 3 (can be check/unchecked)
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Super User II

Re: Syncing individual files not place folders

I'm afraid there isnt an option for this. 

 

Selective Sync is on a per folder level basis only. 


 


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Re: Syncing individual files not place folders

dang, that suck but ok. thanks for the response.
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Re: Syncing individual files not place folders

Would you mind taking a minute of your time to fill out a survey sharing your experience using our Dropbox Community? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2lNKIxT

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