Dropbox Connection - Questions re: Syncing Multiple Files

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John

15 Aug, 2022 12:30 AM

I am currently using Dropbox Connection to sync my file between multiple computers. Everything works great.

My son uses both a Mac (home) and Windows PC (for college), but I need his file to sync with one of my Macs, too. He's been using Moneydance's "Shared Folder" method with a folder in his OneDrive account. That folder is also shared with me natively in OneDrive.

1) Would there be any issues if one of my Macs uses two different sync methods for different files? In other words, on one of my Macs *my file* would continue to use Dropbox Connection, but the synchronization with *my son's file* would use the same "Shared Folder" method via OneDrive.

Is this OK / supported?

2) There are some things in general about OneDrive that we don't like - for example the monkeying around that's gone on this year with Files On Demand options on Macs. Obviously my son could change his synching to Dropbox connection and use that between his Mac and his PC.

However, what would this mean for me? Can two files on the same computer use Dropbox connection for syncing?

Thanks in advance

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 15 Aug, 2022 07:08 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi John

    I am not a Mac user, so cant talk about the inner working of a Mac.
    I have a number of Windows computers and a Linux computer and use Dropbox Folder to sync a number different Data Sets. I have for test purposes set up Dropbox Connection and Shared Folder syncing, these running at the same time as Dropbox Folder. So no problem running different sync methods for different Data Sets on the same computer.
    If you and your son have different Dropbox accounts you will need to share the “.moneydancesync” folder as you would if using Shared Folder sync method on OneDrive.

    Hope this helps.

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