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Use symbolic links in a Dropbox folder
Authored by: morespace54 on Aug 17, '12 11:22:15AM
Whoa! So if I follow the original hint, I end up with duplicate data? Then that is no good for syncing data between computers, right?
No, not on your "original" computer you don't have duplicates, therefore this hint. Let's put it this way:

Mac 1: Your original file is outside of your Dropbox folder, with a symlink inside your Dropbox folder (1 copy).

Dropbox servers: a copy of your original file from your original folder (because you've put a symlink in your Dropbox folder on your Mac 1).

Mac 2, 3, etc.: a copy of your original file from your original folder (1 copy) on each Macs.

But as mentioned earlier, if you make changes on your file from your Mac 2 or 3, the changes will be reflected on the Dropbox servers and than on your original file which reside on your original folder on your original Mac (thanks to the symlink in your original Dropbox folder).

Hope it makes sense.

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