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Install Shared Dropbox Folder on Fetch (4 posts)

  • Started 1 year ago by Ryan
  • Latest reply 1 year ago from Jim Matthews
  • Ryan Member

    Hello

    I'd like to install a shared Dropbox folder on Fetch in a way that will allow me to add/edit files and folders to my local Dropbox folder in Finder and for Fetch to mimic that action in the shared folder on my server.

    I've experimented with shortcuts and shortcut droplets, but neither will allow me to add folders and then to see and edit the content of those folders from Finder without opening Fetch.

    My goal is to combine the Stacey CMS (http://www.staceyapp.com/) and Dropbox with Fetch to allow me to quickly upload content to my server from the Dropbox folder in Finder.

    Thanks
    Ryan

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You could run an AppleScript that periodically (e.g. every 5 minutes) mirrors the Dropbox folder on your Mac to the server. Would that do what you want?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

  • Ryan Member

    Hey Jim

    Thanks for the reply.

    If I could get the AppleScript to update in real time, instead of periodically, that would do the same. But I feel like it should be easier than that. Dropbox has an article on downloading Dropbox to a server (https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx), which is what needs to happen in order to accommodate a shared folder, but I can't seem to get it to work.

    I keep finding more articles about it, but nobody is explaining the process!

    Thanks
    Ryan

    Edited 1 year ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you had Dropbox running on your server you wouldn't need to use Fetch. I don't have any experience installing Dropbox on a server. I would recommend contacting Dropbox for help doing that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 year ago #

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