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Re: Download large folder

How can I download a large folder to my machine?

Walter L.5
Explorer | Level 4

Hi

I use Dropbox Plus (2 TB)

I make daily backups of various partitions with Acronis True Image. An image with about 350 GB (1 folder with about 12 files) I synchronize regularly with Dropbox, so that I can restore these partitions if my computer stops working. I need to download the image back to a hard drive so that Acronis can perform the recovery. How can I download or otherwise transfer this folder to my (or another) computer?

Thanks and regards

Walt Gallus

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Re: Download large folder

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Walter L.5, thanks for joining the Community!

Since the folder is too large to download normally via the web interface, you’d need to do this using the Dropbox desktop application.

When you install the app, you can use selective sync to prevent any unnecessary folders from syncing, and just let the folder with the hard drive image sync. After the sync is complete, if need be, you can disconnect the Dropbox desktop application from that computer.

Hope this info helps!


Jay
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Re: Download large folder

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Walter L.5, thanks for joining the Community!

Since the folder is too large to download normally via the web interface, you’d need to do this using the Dropbox desktop application.

When you install the app, you can use selective sync to prevent any unnecessary folders from syncing, and just let the folder with the hard drive image sync. After the sync is complete, if need be, you can disconnect the Dropbox desktop application from that computer.

Hope this info helps!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Download large folder

Walter L.5
Explorer | Level 4

Hi Jay

Thanks very much for your detailes and helpful support. I already have the desktop app installes, but did not know about selective sync. This will solve y problem.

Regards

Walt Gallus

Re: Download large folder

Jay
Dropboxer

Glad to hear this will help out, @Walter L.5.

Enjoy your weekend!


Jay
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