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Symlinks are different from aliases
Authored by: PCheese on Oct 15, '09 03:54:08PM

Actually, Carbon Copy Cloner has a symbolic link to the Applications folder (not an alias). As described by this hint, adding a symbolic link to the Dropbox directory causes it to sync the original file or folder, which explains the behavior you saw.

As others have mentioned, aliases are not followed by Dropbox.

You're right, it's probably not a good idea to use your Dropbox as a downloads folder.

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