I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and it has the option to keep my backup files to the network. But I can't understand what I should write on network location box. I want to use my Dropbox for backup.

So on Dropbox I made a folder named my_backup and assume I have write the path as www.dropbox.com/my_backup and then on the username and password box I use my Dropbox credentials. But it didn't work. Should this work, and if so why isn't it?


That dialog is for selecting a backup drive currently on your home network.

Not for use with Dropbox.

Dropbox is not meant for whole-PC backups, and the best way to do something like that would be to download Dropbox's PC application and setup to only sync your "my_backup" folder, then copy all the contents of your hard drive in there (provide you have enough space). After it's done remove "my_backup" from the selective sync so you don't have to keep two copies of your data on your hard drive.

Example of Selective Sync:

  • Thanks @Insane for your quick reply. Yes, I have installed Dropbox's PC Application.Now how can I setup sync to my_backup folder. – Mohammad Shohel Rana Oct 14 '15 at 5:37
  • I can't find any preference option neither on my local drive nor on dropbox drive on net. :( – Mohammad Shohel Rana Oct 14 '15 at 5:46
  • I have found this dialogue box. But there is no Advance option.:( . Sorry I don't know how to show pic on this comment box :( – Mohammad Shohel Rana Oct 14 '15 at 6:02
  • I installed that just two days ago. And the soft is updated shown on the box :) – Mohammad Shohel Rana Oct 14 '15 at 6:09
  • Yahoo!!! I've got it. It's under Account tab. Thanks...thanks ....and thanks so much @Insane. You helped me much :) – Mohammad Shohel Rana Oct 14 '15 at 6:13

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