Dropbox Connection vs. Dropbox Folder

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Ira

09 Oct, 2017 06:13 PM

•What are the pros and cons of each of these two syncing methods?
•If someone wants to change from one to the other, what is the procedure? Just stop and restart syncing with the new choice?
•What about the device or laptop that was previously synchronized under the "old" choice? Does anything need to be done with these?

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 10 Oct, 2017 08:21 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    The following is an explanation given by Sean the software developer.
    With "Dropbox Connection" Moneydance uses the Dropbox API to talk to the Dropbox service directly. So, you don't need to have Dropbox actually installed on your computer, but you do need to be online when Moneydance is running in order for changes to be synced. With "Drobox Folder" Moneydance will just read and write files to your Dropbox folder on your computer, which means that you need to have Dropbox installed and running, but you don't need to be online in order for Moneydance to read and write the changes.

    If you won’t to change the sync method on your main computer set syncing to off. Shut down moneydance on any other computers. Disconnect any mobile devices. Delete the .moneydancesync file in Dropbox. Then follow the syncing procedure from the start using these articles. See http://help.infinitekind.com/kb/syncing-and-sharing-data

    Hope this helps.

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