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I do not understand how you could sync things correctly if time can be relative between computers.

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I can't back this up with hard facts, but I would think that the Dropbox client software synchronises/keeps track of its own time (with the Dropbox servers) before syncing.

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I do know that when Dropbox sees a discrepancy in date/time stamps it creates the filename + computer name it came from.

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