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I managed to set up selective sync in Dropbox once before but now I can't work out how I did it. I want to set Dropbox to "selective sync" so that I don't end up with all my personal files on my work computer.

I've got it running on Ubuntu, Windows 7, and Mac OSX 10.5.

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From Dropbox's "What is Selective Sync":

Windows:

  • Click on the Dropbox icon from the system tray
  • Select Preferences
  • Click the Advanced Tab
  • Click the Selective Sync button

Mac OS X and Linux:

  • Click the Dropbox icon from the menu bar
  • Select Preferences
  • Click the Advanced Tab
  • Click the Selective Sync button

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selective sync

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Note that he should also have Dropbox version 0.8 or higher. Previous versions don't have this feature –  bruno077 Jan 24 '11 at 2:13
    
ah! that's the problem, my advanced tab isn't on this machine. Is it safe to update the dropbox software? –  Kirstin Jan 24 '11 at 2:27
    
actually, how do i update dropbox, i can only find an install link on the website and it doesn't ask if i'm updating a previous version. –  Kirstin Jan 24 '11 at 2:32
    
@Bec: Yes, it should be safe to update. I don't know why it wouldn't be. –  Wuffers Jan 24 '11 at 2:32
    
can i do an update without deleting and reinstalling? –  Kirstin Jan 24 '11 at 5:07
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