When a file is dropped into Dropbox's sync folder, is that file actually still stored locally on my hard drive, or is it some type of hologram?
I keep a number of ebooks synched across devices with Dropbox, but not "directly" storing them on Dropbox.
If I have C:\book.pdf and D:\Dropbox. If/when I make changes, I copy updated book.pdf to the Dropbox folder. This updates the cloud version, and then I have to manually redownload and save it on my tablet.
Could I just keep my ebooks entirely in the D:\Dropbox, opening/editing directly from the Dropbox folder, or is this ill-advised?
Potential problems -- If the file isn't really "there" locally (linked instead), will I lose access if internet goes down? Will minute, incremental saves cause an instant re-upload of the entire file each time?
(Using Dropbox's program on Windows 7 x64)