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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Apr-15 09:32:47
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Do any of you use Dropbox on the Mac?
A mate got this strange problem on his mac book air.
We copy a file from his docs folder to dropbox and it is fine, but as soone as we delete the file we copied from the docs folder, the one in the dropbox folder goes as well.

Any ideas?


Thanks.

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Apr-15 09:52:57
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Re: dropbox


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Never see anything like that. How are you copying? With option-click-drag?

Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Fri 17-Apr-15 11:49:19
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Been using Drop Box with a friend [ linux user] for shared docs for at least 2 years - never seen that either

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 17-Apr-15 13:09:01
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Re: dropbox


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Isn't that how sync works? You could try selective sync https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/175


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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Apr-15 19:38:32
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Re: dropbox


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In reply to a post by ian_c:
Never see anything like that. How are you copying? With option-click-drag?

er?

Just drag it with track pad while holding down the track pad button.
Something like left mouse and drag on the PC.
Is there another way?

I do not use the Mac myself apart from some software, but never used the desktop.
This person who owns the MAc Air is a new mac user.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Apr-15 19:39:24
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In reply to a post by goldenoldie:
Been using Drop Box with a friend [ linux user] for shared docs for at least 2 years - never seen that either



I use it myself on both Linux and Windows and never ever had the problem either.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Apr-15 19:41:09
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Isn't that how sync works? You could try selective sync https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/175


Not when you delete it out of the docs folder and it also deletes out of the dropbox folder. Both folders are not suppose to be linked

I just thought do normal dragging just do a shortcut and not move the file itself?

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Apr-15 00:04:24
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That will move, not copy.

Hold down the option key while dragging to copy.

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Apr-15 10:17:24
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Ok, thanks, I will try that.

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Standard User cookie
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 20-Apr-15 09:38:03
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it will copy if to a different drive.
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