Dropbox Folder Sync allows you to sync (and unsync) any folder to Dropbox with just a right click. The application moves the selected folder to the Dropbox folder and creates symbolic link at the original location thus effectively viewing the same copy of files at both locations. Useful for syncing Firefox profile, saved games, etc.

Project and download links can be found on the developer’s website.

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  • kai

    hi. i hope there is anyone out there who can help me. the dropbox folder shows that it is synced. but still missing a lot of files. i ve tried to change the attributes from the command prompt but it is still showing the same thing.

  • chill

    HI I have a similar problem. I have loaded folders from my laptop into the Laptop’s dropbox folder, but a number of these large folders are not showing on the web dropbox. It has been a couple of days, plenty of time to upload folders with lots of files. What is happening?

  • Neil Benson

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS SOFTWARE, IT IS MALICIOUS! IF YOU HAVE INSTALLED IT, UNINSTALL IT IMMEDIATELY!

    See the comments by Rod at the bottom of the author’s download page (click on the Download Now button above or go to http://satyadeepk.in­/dropbox-folder-sync­/). While responding to most comments, the author (Satyadeep Karnati) completely ignores Rod’s claim that the software is malicious. Rod shows you how you can prove it for yourself too.

    Satyadeep Karnati IS EVIL! Tweet him on that download page and let him know what you think of him!

    • Dropbox Wiki

      Hi Neil,

      Thank you for this report. We take this kind of information seriously and the implications provided in the post by Rod do seem to point to something with malicious purposes, whether intentional or unintentional.

      If you find a followup within the next couple of days, please let us know through http://www.dropboxwiki.com/contact. If not, we will proceed with adding a warning to this page alerting other users to a possibly malicious program.

      Thanks,

      Raymond
      Dropbox Wiki Creator

      • Peter T.

        I installed and tested Dropbox Folder Sync yesterday. Before I executed the file I started Windows’ Resource Monitor. Yes, the program does try making connections to:

        69.58.188.39
        108.162.199.110

        Both IPs were categorized as “dangerous” by scumware.org.

        https://www.virustotal.com/en/ip-address/69.58.188.39/information/
        https://www.virustotal.com/en/ip-address/108.162.199.110/information/

        I will recommend a removal of this prog from this site.

        • http://www.raysma.com Raymond

          Hi Peter,

          Thanks for getting in touch. We’ve now put a notice at the top of this article to warn future visitors. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

          Best,

          Raymond
          Dropbox Wiki Creator

        • TaylorCBryant

          To me, there’s no reason this software should connect to anything. That said, I’m going to betray my general ignorance of how the internet works and float a theory:

          108.162.199.110

          is hosted by cloudflare. While their biggest business is supposed to be protecting websites from DOS/DDOS attacks, according to critics, they have a profitable little sideline as an effective “bulletproof hosting service” for malware distributors (not a true BPH service, because I believe they respond to complaints, eventually, but definitely seem to have a hands-off/no questions asked policy until such complaints arise).

          If I understand how cloudflare works (and I don’t) the IP address and what it actually links to may be very transient – changing at the whims and needs of cloudflare’s traffic optimization algorithms.

          Still doesn’t explain why it’d contact anything, and that may be reason enough to distrust and uninstall.

          Perhaps someone can correct me if I am wildly misinformed.

          • http://satyadeepk.in/ Satyadeep Karnati

            Really sorry for the confusion, I just posted a clarification on the website here

            http://satyadeepk.in/dropbox-folder-sync/#clarification

            Everytime the program is run, it checks if there are any new updates are available by making a request to this link http://bitly.com/XY5jlu. Which actually resolves tohttp://satyadeepk.in/updateDFS… which has just the latest version number.

            My wordpress server is hosted behind cloudflare, so the IP addresses seems to be flagged by mistake. I can assure that there is nothing malicious happening here.

      • http://satyadeepk.in/ Satyadeep Karnati

        Hi Raymond,

        Sorry for the really late reply and the confusion.

        As mentioned above, the program makes a request to http://satyadeepk.in/updateDFS.txt to check if there is latest version available.

        My server is behind Cloudflare which seems to be the reason for the false positives.

        Satyadeep,
        Dropbox Folder Sync

    • http://satyadeepk.in/ Satyadeep Karnati

      Neil, Sorry for the really late reply. Thanks for bringing this to my notice.

      Everytime the program is run, it checks if there are any new updates are available by making a request to this link http://bitly.com/XY5jlu. Which actually resolves to http://satyadeepk.in/updateDFS.txt which has just the latest version number.

      My wordpress server is hosted behind cloudflare, so the IP addresses seems to be flagged by mistake. I can assure that there is nothing malicious happening here.

    • Jay Seldon

      Neil Benson – nice of you to comment when you are not in receipt of all the facts. And resorting to slurring people…you dickhead!

  • Dave V

    Any update on getting a warning posted here about potential malicious nature of this software? Dev still has not addressed the posted concerns on the download page and my fear is that they may be removed from there at any time eliminating the documentation that Rob posted there. Hopefully Dropbox Wiki is taking a look at the behavior of this app.

    • Dropbox Wiki

      Hi Dave,

      Sorry for getting back to you so late. We’ve now posted a warning for potential visitors. Let me know if you have any questions!

      Best,

      Raymond
      Dropbox Wiki Creator

      • http://satyadeepk.in/ Satyadeep Karnati

        Really sorry for the confusion. I just posted a clarification on the website http://satyadeepk.in/dropbox-folder-sync/#clarification

        Everytime the program is run, it checks if there are any new updates are available by making a request to this link http://bitly.com/XY5jlu. Which actually resolves tohttp://satyadeepk.in/updateDFS… which has just the latest version number.

        My wordpress server is hosted behind cloudflare, so the IP addresses seems to be flagged by mistake. I can assure that there is nothing malicious happening here.