Frequently Asked Question

How do I selectively sync my Dropbox?
Last Updated 5 years ago

To learn how to use Selective Sync or Smart Sync, please go to Galen's Dropbox Sync Tutorial.

Smart Sync will save all files online. When a file is locally saved it is saved to your computer and online. Using Smart Sync conserves space on your computer and you can still manually save documents from Dropbox onto your computer if you wish.

Selective Sync will allow you to select which folders you want to have easy access to within the Dropbox Desktop Application. All files and folders will still be stored on This option can be used in conjunction with Smart Sync.

More information can be found at Dropbox's Selective Sync Overview.

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