Sync Selected Folders With Dropbox Using Dropbox Selective Sync

We at Ampercent are die hard fans of Dropbox.

Dropbox is one of the best online file back up service beside Windows Live Skydrive, which offers a decent amount of storage and lets other users upload files to your Dropbox account.

There is room for improvement though – like you can not sync a folder outside the My Dropbox folder or sync only selected folders with Dropbox.

Good news, Dropbox has recently released version 1.0.10 of the Dropbox desktop client for Windows, Linux and MAC. This means, Dropbox has graduated out of “Beta” and the newer desktop client of Dropbox is free from lots of Bugs and contains a few noteworthy improvements.

The most impressive thing regarding the new release of Dropbox is – Selective Syncing. This means, you can choose to Sync only selected folders with Dropbox and not the Entire My Dropbox folder. This feature has two advantages.

Choose Selected=First, you will save bandwidth while your Dropbox files are being uploaded or downloaded from the cloud. This is very useful, when you are browsing the web on a slow internet connection.

The second advantage is that sometimes, you might not want to sync all the contents of your “My Dropbox” folder and prevent some folders from being uploaded to your Dropbox account. In that case, you may simply go to Dropbox preferences from the desktop client and choose the folders you want to upload to Dropbox.

Another big improvement is that you may also define a custom upload/ download speed from the desktop client’s preferences. Just switch to the “bandwidth section and you may define a custom upload and download rate for Dropbox files, quite similar to Bittorrent clients like utorrent.

The newer release of Dropbox is available at the Dropbox homepage


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