If you’re like many of our clients who use Dropbox intensively, you have a desktop Mac with a large drive and a MacBook with much less drive space. How do you prevent your large Dropbox account from overwhelming the laptop Mac’s available storage? The answer is Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature. On the MacBook, click the Dropbox icon in the menu bar, click your avatar in the upper-right corner, and choose Preferences. In the Preferences window, click Sync and then click the Choose Folders to Sync button. Deselect the folders you want to prevent from syncing to the MacBook and click Update. If you need to access any files in those folders from the MacBook, go to dropbox.com in your Web browser instead, or adjust your Sync preferences to bring in the needed folder.

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Any backup is better than no backup, but that still doesn’t save you from fire, flood theft or other risks. Additionally, if your always on the go with your computer it can be difficult remembering to connect and backup new data to your external hard drive. Fortunately, with FusionCare: Backup, all user data is stored through Backblaze, an online service that automatically backs up all external hard drives that are directly connected when Backblaze is installed on your computer.

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