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    Selectively sync/not sync individual files using cloud drive?

    I have been moving my syncing processes from programs which require manual synchronization, such as MS Synctoy, to cloud solutions such as Skydrive and Dropbox. Mostly it has worked fine, but I have a couple of cases where I need to exclude a few specific files from the process, but where they need to be in the directory being synced. In one case the programs are not the same "bitness" but the data files are compatible. In another, there are license/registration files which are unique for each machine. The manual syncing programs all seem to support this easily, but the cloud drives, so far as I can fine, are everything or nothing for directory contents. Has anyone found a solution or work around?

    Treg

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    What OS?

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    WIN7 32 BIT
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    I got round this by using the mklink command. I didn't want to put all my files in dropbox (or whatever) so I created symbolic links and junctions.

    You can do it for individual files e.g.

    mklink /H C:\Users\name\Dropbox\public\file.txt "C:\Users\name\directory\file.txt"

    or whole directories e.g.

    mklink /J C:\Users\name\skydrive\test "C:\Users\name\Pictures\photos"

    Just adapt these for your specific circumstances. (just Google mklink for other options)

    Others might use different methods.

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    Thanks for the tip. I have used junctions for directories, but that should allow me to do what I want with individual files.

    Treg

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