How can I do this with Dropbox:
- I want to ensure that all my files stored under
C:UsersGerardDocumentsare stored automatically online.
- I don’t want to copy them manually into the
C:UsersGerardDropboxfolder, since I’m very likely to forget things.
- I don’t want to use twice the space on my hard drive duplicating all files from my images folder to my dropbox.
- Stop using
C:UsersGerardImagesto store things, and store everything under
- Use a tool to synchronize my
Use MKLINK to create a directory junction between your DropBox folder and your Images and Documents folders, to fake out DropBox.
So for instance:
MKLINK /J C:UsersGerardDropBoxDocuments C:UsersGerardDocuments MKLINK /J C:UsersGerardDropBoxImages C:UsersGerardImages
This creates a “fake” set of folders inside DropBox, without duplicating the data, and will upload all your photos and documents. In other words, there is an extra set of folders targeting the same location on the drive.
Whether you modify files in the “fake” or original locations, the folders will remain synchronised.
The dropbox folder on your PC acts as the local copy of whats stored on the dropbox server. To Sync both the storage you need to keep it in the assigned folder.