By Nicky / Last Updated October 19, 2020

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All about Dropbox

Most users should be very familiar with Dropbox because it is one of the oldest and most popular cloud services around the world. It seamlessly fits Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, allowing you to be backup files to Dropbox and synchronized across multiple computers. Meanwhile, it offers each user 2 GB storage space and has several rate plans that you can choose from, even the free plan will allow you to carry out synchronization processes.

Can Dropbox automatically sync folders?

“There are some folders on my computer that I want to sync to cloud so that I can keep a copy of my local data in the cloud. I plan to use Dropbox, however, I don't know how to achieve that. Is there a method to automatically sync folders to Dropbox?”

Of course you can sync local folder to Dropbox. Dropbox offers different upload and sync apps for different devices that you can use to sync your files or folders. If you are a PC user, the PC client of Dropbox can help you. When you install the Dropbox application on your computer, it creates a special folder for file syncing. All files or folder that you put into this folder will be sent to the cloud server of Dropbox automatically.

How do I automatically sync local folder to Dropbox?

There are two ways that can help you automatically sync local folders to Dropbox with easy, you can choose one way that suit your best to follow. The first way is to use the Dropbox official desktop app and the second way is to use a third-party tool. However, both tools are free, so you can choose one according to your needs.

Way 1. Use Dropbox folder to sync local folder with Dropbox

As mentioned above, Dropbox offers a desktop app to help users sync local folder with Dropbox. Therefore, you can download this tool from the Dropbox website and set up it to sync your folders automatically with the following steps:

1. Go to the website of Dropbox and create a Dropbox account.

Dropbox Login

2. Download and install the desktop application. The installer will automatically generate a folder called "Dropbox" on your computer.

Dropbox Folder

3. To sync local folder with Dropbox cloud, you must put the folders into the Dropbox folder.

Copy To Dropbox

Note: It is recommended to cut and paste the folders instead of copying them as this will save space on your computer and avoid making mistakes when editing files.

Way 2. Use a third-party tool to sync local folder with Dropbox

Besides the official desktop app that provides by Dropbox, you can also rely on some free third-party tool AOMEI Backupper Standard like to automatically sync local folders to Dropbox. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a freeware that can help your sync local folders to multiple devices. Besides clouds like Dropbox, it also supports others storage destinations like external hard drive, NAS, Network, and so on.

Note: You need to download the Dropbox desktop program on your computer in advance and run it so that AOMEI Backupper Standard can detect it.

1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it.

2. Open AOMEI Backupper Standard and click Basic Sync.

Basic Sync Add Folder

3. Click Add Folder to select the local folders that you want to sync to Dropbox.

Basic Sync Add Folder

4. Click the drop-down menu, tag on Select a cloud drive, choose Dropbox in the next windows and click OK to exit this window. Then, click Start Sync.

Sync Select A Cloud Drive

Bonus tip: What if Dropbox not syncing?

Many Dropbox users reported that the PC client of Dropbox is not syncing and can’t fix it well sometimes. And some users even have encountered some Dropbox loopholes and have lost files in the past few years. Therefore, chances are that you may need a Dropbox alternative. I highly recommend you CBackupper.

CBackupper is a professional cloud backup tool for Windows PCs. With its PC client, you can easily backup PC files or folders to AOMEI Cloud. The interface of the software is very clear and the operation is user-friendly so that users can figure it out quickly.

In addition, the plans of CBackupper is also reasonable. Each user can enjoy a 15-day free trial with 1000 GB. After trial, you can upgrade your account at a price of $6.00 per month and continue to enjoy 1000 GB of huge space. Let’s see how to backup files to cloud with CBackupper:

1. Download and install the CBackupper desktop application.

2. Create a CBackupper account and login with your CBackupper account.

Sign In

3. Click on the Task tab and click on the New Task button.

Create Task

4. Click on Add Source and find the SD card folder on your computer and then look for the files on your SD card that you want to back up. After selecting, click Start Backup.

Add Source

Note: There is a Setting button in the lower-left corner. You can click it to use the File Filter feature and Email Notification feature. The former can help you filter unwanted files, and the latter can set reminders of backup results.

Summary

The contents above have shown how to sync folder to Dropbox with ease and you can follow the detailed steps. If you meet any problem when using Dropbox to sync your local folder, you can use a Dropbox alternative like CBackupper to protect your PC files in an easier way.