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News Dropbox 2.0 update adds one-stop menu

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 13 Mar 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Platinum

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    Can I sync folders that are not in my dropbox install folder yet?
     
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    That's why I use SpiderOak :)
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I used to use SpiderOak, until the synchronisation function started serving up outdated copies of files and clobbering the new ones. Then I switched to Ubuntu One - it's the closest thing I've found to Dropbox that isn't actually Dropbox.
     
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    Wuala can do this too but it's Mac client is a bit rubbish at the moment (new beta on the way though). Windows is fine though and it comes in useful when syncing folders between PCs.
     
  7. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Skydrive is bloody awesome.
     
  8. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    Especially if you have an old hotmail account lying around and get a free 25GB :D (don't know if that still works though)
     
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    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Sadly I don't think that it does.
     
  10. yougotkicked

    yougotkicked A.K.A. YGKtech

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    well, I can't say I actually use the sharing features of dropbox much at all, but maybe this will give me a reason to.

    @Platinum: it's not a perfect solution, but simply moving the actual files to a subdirectory of your dropbox folder and placing a shortcut to said folder where the files used to be might be worth considering. Symlinks in linux would do it very well, but windows might not like it.
     
  11. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I love Dropbox for my uni work! Plus I have 30gb for free because of the space race they did...
     
  12. cebla

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    I use symlinks on windows to make other folders sync using dropbox and it hasn't caused any issues. I then have powershell script which I can run which I can run on a new machine to setup the symlink folders how I like them.
     
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