OneEl14 wrote:random5483 wrote:OneEl14 wrote:kalvano wrote:You can put pretty much anything on Dropbox. I run my Onenote files off of Dropbox so it automatically syncs when I open it, not matter what computer.
How do you do this?
1. Create a dropbox account at http://www.dropbox.com.
2. Install dropbox on all your computers.
3. Move your OneNote folders or create the new OneNote notebook in the Dropbox folder (saved on hardrive and auto syncs online).
4. Open the Notebook from your other computers.
After that you are all set. Any changes will sync to your dropbox and to any computer accounts with dropbox installed (given that they are all online). Offline computers will sync when they get online.
Appreciate it, thanks. If I simply copy an existing OneNote notebook into the dropbox folder, it won't automatically update? I need to actually move the notebook into the dropbox folder?
You can copy your existing notebook to the dropbox folder and it will work fine. However, you will also have to open the new notebook in your dropbox folder from OneNote to use it (ie. the old folder will not sync). Dropbox only syncs your dropbox folder. You can get around this with some other third party add-ons, but I found it easiest to move all my OneNote folders to a new folder in Dropbox. This way I don't have two copies of my Notebook, one which syncs and one which does not.
To clarify, Dropbox saves every file on your computer harddrive. It also saves a copy online. Any changes you make to the files on your harddrive (in the dropbox folder) will automatically sync with the online copy of the folder and then sync to all your computers. Unlike other online backup solutions, dropbox is not solely online. The files are on your computer and online and any changes to the online or computer copy will result in changes to all copies.