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How To Use Dropbox As MY Documents Folder

Posted on the 21 October 2011 by Chillpete @geekmeblog
How To Use Dropbox As MY Documents FolderI love Dropbox and I have been using it for about 7 month now (Oct 2011) and I store loads and loads of stuff on it. I store my work files, I store photos, I upload to it straight from the dictation app on my iPhone, I even use it to host some of the images on my blog.
So to make my life easier I decided that instead of putting just some of my files onto Dropbox I decided that it would be great if the "My Documents" folder on my computer was my Dropbox.
By doing this I would have all my documents whenever I wanted them, where ever I was as long as I had access to a computer and the internet.
The first thing I did was go into Dropbox and create a new folder, I named this folder "My Documents". Now I need to point the computer's Documents tab to it. And this is what I did.
To change the "My Documents" folder into Dropbox, you will need to change the settings of the Documents folder. So click the Start button, and right click Documents, then select Properties.How To Use Dropbox As MY Documents FolderThen, in the Documents Properties box that opens I clicked "Include a Folder" and selected the My Documents folder the I had just created in Dropbox.How To Use Dropbox As MY Documents FolderThen all you need to do is click apply. 
Now you need copy all the files from the "My Documents" folder on your computer into the Dropbox folder that you have created, if you don't you will start making duplicates of everything and that could get a bit messy. And that's it, all the files that you now save will be saved into Dropbox and will be available anywhere you can get an internet connection.
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