Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a link to another Dropbox folder and want to connect it to my Dropbox. The only real option I see available is DownloadSave to my Dropbox.

When I select DownloadSave to my Dropbox, is a copy being saved to my Dropbox or are the files linked to the original source? How will I know if the original source has been updated?

share|improve this question

migrated from superuser.com Jun 3 '14 at 20:09

This question came from our site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

up vote 6 down vote accepted

I have just tried this using two separate Dropbox accounts to see the outcome, and I have found that it saves the file as a new file in the account. This is not linked at all to the previous file, as upon editing the original file, the file in my second account did not change.

The only way that I can see to find out if the source has been updated is by manually checking it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.