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So I had this crazy idea: I could play GBA games on my computer AND phone, using Dropbox to sync the save files, and a symbolic link to get the emulator app on my phone to find the save file. However, I neglected to consider that the way Dropbox works on my phone is significantly different than the synchronized folder on my PC. So, is it possible to keep an actively synced copy of a file (perhaps using favorites) from Dropbox in the filesystem on the phone? Where would that file end up?


TL;DR: Can I symbolic link to a file in Dropbox on my phone?

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  • Yeah, sorry. I didn't see that in the recommendations.
    – timelmer
    Jun 16, 2013 at 17:02
  • No worries. It's tough to find duplicates sometimes. I only knew about it because I've been around for a while.
    – ale
    Jun 17, 2013 at 12:17

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Instead of symbolic link, you may use DropSync (Pro) which allows you to define the Dropbox (cloud) directory and also the file (local) directory in your device.

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  • Does DropSync allow for selective sync?
    – timelmer
    Jun 15, 2013 at 20:43
  • @telmer6: Yup it does if you use the paid version, Dec 10, 2013 at 4:26

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