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shelivesthedream

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Auto cloud backup of a dozen documents
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:12:05 AM »
I have a few important ongoing documents (about different things, saved in different places) that I would like to back up in cloud storage. But I still want to access them from the normal folder on my computer. I have a Dropbox account and Google Drive. Is there a way to set particular documents to auto save a copy somewhere every time they are edited? Would it make a difference if it were a document or a whole folder?

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Re: Auto cloud backup of a dozen documents
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 02:54:24 AM »
https://www.dropbox.com/help/security/recover-older-versions

I'm not sure how many versions they give you or if versions are updated with every change, but it looks like Dropbox can do it.

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Re: Auto cloud backup of a dozen documents
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 03:39:46 AM »
Not gonna lie, I'm not very good at using Dropbox! I use it to upload and share files with other people for work, but not files that are edited on an ongoing basis. Don't I have to have a separate Dropbox folder on my computer? I don't need a fresh copy every time, I just want to keep the file in my ordinary "Housekeeping" folder (for example) rather than separately in a "Dropbox" folder.

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Re: Auto cloud backup of a dozen documents
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 06:06:27 AM »
Dropbox (and Google Drive) can't sync from folders that aren't their own designated folders on your system. But you can keep their sync folders in a specific spot if you like.

Personally, I keep most of my documents on Dropbox anyway, and have everything organized into subfolders on there. I use two-factor authentication, and financial stuff is stored in encrypted PDFs. The rest of it isn't really stuff I'm worried about.