[Dropbox] How to sync folders outside of the ‘My Dropbox’ folder on Windows?

You are using dropbox and have the need to dropbox to monitor any folders on your demand instead of just watching its own folder? Dropbox is going to add this feature soon [1] [2], but not now 🙂

At the moment, here is my workaround for this.
You need:

  1. Install Symbolic link (recommend Link Shell Extension)
  2. Install Dropbox (of course 😉 )

How to sync an “outside” folder:

  1. Right click on that folder and select `Pick link source`
  2. In your dropbox folder, right click a white space and select `Drop as…` – `Junction`/`Symbolic link`
  3. Done.

Hope that helps!


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