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Selective sync in Dropbox – How to use

by Hassan Mujtaba
Selective sync in Dropbox

Dropbox is the uncrowned king of online storage. Probably the most used online data host in the world. Alot of users are using this platform to keep their data safe and secure. People who have low storage smartphones 16 GB and 32 GB consider DropBox as their second choice. DropBox is written in most powerful computer languages such as Python, Go, Typescript Rust. Your data will be encrypted by Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 encryption, strongest of all. Due to such specifications, DropBox is more popular than other giants like MediaFire, Mega.nz, and ZippyShare.

Its been a while that users are asking about Selective Sync in DropBox. By this feature, you can select only selective files and folders which you want to sync with DropBox. The free version of DropBox only allows a limited amount of data to get uploaded. That’s why they have introduced a selective Sync option. Only upload that data which is important. So, you don’t face a shortage or storage in the future. Anyhow, DropBox Plus, DropBox Professional and Dropbox Business users have also got similar options named as Smart Sync.

Selective sync in Dropbox

Now, most of the DropBox users don’t know how to use this option. Actually it’s very easy you just need to explore Selective Sync little bit in the Settings. For the assistance of users, we are writing down steps. Follow them to know how you can use Selective Sync in DropBox.

How to use Selective sync in Dropbox:

First of all, we want to remind you that this option is only for DropBox App not on web version. So make sure that the DropBox app is already installed on your PC. If not then visit the DropBox official side and download it from there. Sign-in your account and make it ready for amendments.

  1. Open your DropBox Account.
  2. There will be a DropBox icon on your menu bar or system tray, click on it.
  3. Click on your profile picture and then go to the Preferences.
  4. Select the Sync., you will Selective Sync option right here, open it.
  5. Now the list of your Synchronized data will appear, Uncheck the boxes of folders that you don’t need in future.
  6. After selecting the unnecessary data, click on the update option.
  7. That’s it! this is the way to use Selective Sync on DropBox.

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