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Before I can answer your question with details, please tell me what is your Operating System. Are you using Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or a Mac?
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Thank you for writing back with that information. Since you are using the DropBox software / app in your Mac, then you need to check and know the location of your DropBox folder.
Please open your Finder and in the left panel, under Favorites, you shall see your DropBox folder there. Open that folder, and everything you have in it is being synced to your DropBox account in the cloud.
So your best option in solving your problem with your folders in your desktop is to actually MOVE (copy and paste) them to your DropBox folder. Once you moved them there, Dropbox will then upload them to your account in the cloud. When you need to open those files for editing, just open your Dropbox folder again, locate and open the files for editing. After editing, save your changes and Dropbox will again sync the changed files to your dropbox account.
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Hi Jess - thank you for your reply!
Is it possible to put a dropbox folder on my desktop that syncs to the larger one?
Hi, thank you for writing back with that information. Are you referring to a shortcut folder? I believe you can do that. All you need to do is first open your DropBox folder and locate the folder which you want to have a shortcut in your desktop.
When you found your folder, there you can drag it outside to your desktop screen with the right mouse button and create the shortcut there. With that shortcut you can just double click on it and it will open the actual folder inside your DropBox.
Only a shortcut will work in your case since you can only have one default DropBox folder in your Mac.
I hope that helped. If you have further questions please let me know. Also, if you want I can remotely access your Mac so that I can do the procedures I described here.
If the procedures I gave you above did not work for you, then you can do these steps. The goal here is to create a "shortcut" of a folder INSIDE your DropBox folder and place the shortcut in your Desktop. In this way, you can double click on the shortcut folder in the desktop and you shall see all contents in the original location. In Mac, a shortcut is call an "Alias" so here are the steps that you can try: