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On Mac OS X, I create a symbolic link to the folder I'm trying to back up, and put it in the Dropbox folder (e.g. /Users/zachary/Dropbox/DocumentsBackup ---> /Users/zachary/Documents) and that solves my problem.

No idea how to do it on Windows XP, though.

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The equivalent of a symbolic link on Windows is the junction point. You can create junctions with the appropriately-named utility Junction from Mark Russinovich at Microsoft.

junction.exe C:\Users\Zachary\Dropbox\Documents C:\Users\Zachary\Documents

On Windows Vista and later, there also exists the command line utility mklink.

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