This is still an on going problem. I would love an option that simply says "auto-sync new folders". It could even be enabled by default so must users don't have to worry about it. The use case is real. I too go between laptops and desktops, with very different storage capacities. Any time a new folder is added to Dropbox root, it's automatically added to ALL machines. This includes folders SHARED with me, so creating a "do not sync folder" doesn't solve this use case.
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@DaveC2's comment from 2 years ago is still spot on: People expect software to perform as per the description of what the software says it does. And it says "ONLY CHECKED FOLDERS WILL SYNC TO THIS COMPUTER" Yet if I add a file to a shaded folder (parent folder of a selected folder), then the content added also syncs. This violates the description of the software's behavour of "ONLY CHECKED FOLDERS" which it isnt. - Of course I do understand why it fails, and that is because the software isnt recording checked folders at all when you select them, its recording folders you UNCHECK, for NOT SYNCING, which isnt anything like what they say it does. This is maddening. With a personal, pro account, I use Dropbox on multiple computers. Anytime I add a new folder to the Dropbox root, it automatically sync's with all machines. I should have to CHECK the box for syncing, not UNCHECK to UNSYNC. Any work-arounds?
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