Would you like to make DropBox backup a folder which is not stored within the default DropBox folder? We may have a solution!
Using a built in function in Microsoft’s Operating System called Mklink, which creates a symbolic directly link, we may be able to ‘fool‘ DropBox into thinking that a particular directory is located within its default synchronization folder.
Example: To create a symbolic link named “MyDocs” from the root directory to the “\Users\User1\Documents” directory, type:
mklink /d \MyDocs \Users\User1\Documents
Mklink has Spaces
If you are trying to make a symblic link but have spaces in your path or folder name you will need to put both Link and Target in double quotes. See example:
Example: To create a symbolic link named “Video Files” from the root directory to the “\Users\User1\Video Files” directory, type:
mklink /d “\video files” “\User\User1\Video Files”
For additional examples of how to use the Mklink command, see these examples.
mklink [[/d] | [/h] | [/j]] <Link> <Target>
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