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Hey @Jose_Jimenez, happy Thursday!
Your feedback and recommendation regarding our website has been very valuable. I will do everything I can to ensure that your voice is heard.
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Hey I’m back. This is another thing that I wasn't able to understand until I learned the hard way. The desktop application has the purpose of synchronizing (syncing) your dropbox account with your computer. This means that you will have all your website files also on your computer and that makes it easier to work with your files. All the same files in both places.
The IMPORTANT thing to understand here is that syncing means that ANY changes you make on your dropbox files in either place will also happen at the other place. So if I delete a file in my computer in the dropbox folder through windows file explorer, the desktop application will SYNC that to my account on the website and delete the file from there too. If I do something on the website, the desktop application will SYNC that to my computer’s dropbox folder. This goes for all actions like moving, editing, adding etc.
Also very important is to make sure that the dropbox desktop application is always on running, otherwise your files won’t sync. If I make changes to a file on my computer, the desktop app will sync that change to my file on the website first, and then to any other computers or phones or tablets that I use the dropbox app on. Any change I make to a file must first sync with my website account, and then it will sync with my other devices.
There are a couple of ways to free up space on my computer if I need to. So far I don’t have a problem because I don’t use Mac computers (usually very small hard drives from what I understand). One way is Selective Sync, and it is available to free and paying people. You can pick the folders that you want to have syncing to your computer, and leave the other ones just online. You can still get to them through the internet browser. This is the link to explain more https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/selective-sync-overview.
The second way is Smart Sync, but this is only for paying people’s accounts. This can leave a place holder in your windows file explorer so you can see the file name, but it won’t be taking up space on your computer. This link tells more about it https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/smart-sync.
Download and install the dropbox desktop application from this link https://www.dropbox.com/downloading but be careful.
That’s it for now. I might post something else later tonight. It’s so hot here and I don’t have air conditioning and I can’t sleep 🙂
Yup, back again. It’s too hot to sleep! So before I got a computer I could only use dropbox on the website. I had some trouble figuring out how to do simple things with my files, so here’s what I found. I keep this list handy just in case.
How to Move files and folders
How to Copy files and folders
How to Delete files
How to Upload
How to Download
How to Save or Download a file from a link
I found this old forum post on another forum, but the information is still helpful
- Click/tap on the link you were sent
- You can then view the file
- Look for the Download button to save it to your device, or the option to save the file to your Dropbox account
How to Save or Export a file from your phone to another app or your phone’s storage
How to Share with others. Many options here so you need to READ!
How to Remove a Shared Link to a file or folder that you shared
How to Remove a Shared Folder from your Dropbox - READ steps carefully!
How to get others to Send you files
How to Unshare a folder that own and you shared with others
Okay, that’s it for me. It’s almost 2am. C ya 🙂
Hi @Jose_Jimenez, happy Friday!
Your contribution lately has been amazing! Keep it up.
I moved your messages to our Support, so people can find it easier if they're having similar issues, that's all.
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