Dropbox not updating files mac

27-Mar-2017 13:17

What if you want to synchronize/backup files or folders that reside not in the “My Dropbox” folder, but somewhere else on your harddrive?

There are a number of different ways that this can be achieved.

Using the Command Prompt, you can see either the Junction utility from Sysinternals, the mklink command built in to Windows Vista and Server 2008 or fsutil in Windows XP.

You should know at least a bit about how symlinks work if you are going to use this application.

Drop Link: a small application allowing you to sync any file or folder with Dropbox.

Install, then simply drag the files/folders you want to backup with Dropbox onto the Drop Link icon in the Program folder.

If you are technologically inclined, you can also create the symbolic links manually.

Using the Command Prompt, you can see either the Junction utility from Sysinternals, the mklink command built in to Windows Vista and Server 2008 or fsutil in Windows XP.

You should know at least a bit about how symlinks work if you are going to use this application.

Drop Link: a small application allowing you to sync any file or folder with Dropbox.

Install, then simply drag the files/folders you want to backup with Dropbox onto the Drop Link icon in the Program folder.

If you are technologically inclined, you can also create the symbolic links manually.

Happily, Dropbox lets you choose which folders sync to which computers. Click the “Account” tab in this window and press the button labeled “Selective Sync”.