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keeping DropBox & Other Cloud Apps, files updated


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#1 Jim-Bo

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 04:07 PM

Keeping DropBox updated is sorta confusing to me....I keep most all of my Documents backed up on DropBox.The way I have been doing it is...I delete all the contents and then copy files (Documents) to the clean DropBox folder. Some of these files are changed quite frequently. I don`t know if they might update accordingly to changes made or not. I understand adding files to dropbox folder, but I want them added to the correct folder in D.B.What I sure would sure appreciate is someone telling exactly how updating is supposed to be accomplished correctly. I don`t seem to comprehend fully the tutorials I read....Thanks for any and all advice...Jim

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:26 AM

There is no need to manually keep items in your Dropbox up to date.  You can keep things in sync by installing the Dropbox client.  When you install the client, a Dropbox folder will be created under your user account.  Anything you put in that folder is automatically synced with your Dropbox.  A Dropbox icon will also appear in you system tray.  Clicking that icon allows you to perform various actions, including opening your Dropbox folder.  A shortcut icon will also appear in the left (navigation) pane of Explorer from which you can easily get to your Dropbox folder as well...

 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:02 AM

Within that master Dropbox folder on the hard-drive, can an end-user create folders within?  Later, add and delete folders?


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

Within that master Dropbox folder on the hard-drive, can an end-user create folders within?  Later, add and delete folders?

Yes and yes.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:58 AM

Ahhh, very good!  If the end-user "trains" data producing programs to save anything/everything within that master Dropbox folder, and within the appropriate sub-folder[s] -- there will be no need to have copies all over the hard-drive.


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http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:01 AM

Thanks,,,That clears things up. I just have to remember to treat DropBox same as My

Docs....Much appreciated...Jim



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:03 AM



Ahhh, very good!  If the end-user "trains" data producing programs to save anything/everything within that master Dropbox folder, and within the appropriate sub-folder[s] -- there will be no need to have copies all over the hard-drive.guilty of multiple copies myself...I can see clearly noy...Thanks...jim



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:33 AM

You're welcome.  I use Dropbox to store my KeePass database, Thunderbird/Lightning calendars and office templates.  IMHO, Dropbox's syncing ability is unmatched among cloud storage providers.






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