How to prioritize which files sync first

This feature is only available to people with a Dropbox Professional or Business account. 

While a file is syncing, you can prioritize it to sync before others in the Dropbox app on your computer. You won’t be able to prioritize folders or package files. 

To prioritize a file in your sync queue:

  1. Click Finder (Mac) or Start (Windows) and then click your Dropbox folder. 
  2. Drag and drop the file you want to sync into your Dropbox folder. 
  3. While you see the blue syncing icon on it, right click on the file and select Sync Now. 
  4. That file will prioritize over all files that you haven't selected to Sync Now.  

Note: If you create a shared link to a file, it will automatically add that file to the group of prioritized ones.

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