By Ailsa twitter/ Last Updated August 22, 2022

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Can I Perform Dropbox Schedule Sync?

How to set up Dropbox schedule sync?

We use dropbox to share photos with clients. We can have 4-6GB to upload in a day of various files. I would like to schedule this to happen overnight rather than during the working day. Any way to have this done so I can schedule it during the day and then the actually transfer happens overnight? Thanks

- Question from dropboxforum.com

How to Pause Dropbox Automatic Sync?

As a matter of fact, Dropbox automatically sync any changes to Dropbox. And Dropbox does not provide the option to schedule Dropbox sync, the only thing you could do is pause Dropbox automatic sync manually.

1. Click Dropbox icon in system tray, and click Pause syncing button at the left lower corner.

Dropbox Pause Syncing

Then follow me to perform Dropbox schedule sync with 2 easy ways.

Way 1. Dropbox Schedule Sync with Task Scheduler

The first solution is using Task Scheduler to schedule Dropbox sync. But before that, you have to quit Dropbox desktop app first, then set up a Dropbox schedule sync task with Task Scheduler, here it is:

1. Input task scheduler in your Windows search box, and select Task Scheduler.

2. Then choose Create Basic Task... option.

Task Scheduler Create Basic Task

3. Then input the Name and Description, and click Next.

Task Scheduler Name Description

4. Choose Daily in Triggers tab. And set up a specific time to sync Dropbox.

Task Scheduler Trigger Daily

5. Tick Start a program in Action tab.

Task Scheduler Action Start A Program

6. Click Browse to choose the dropbox.exe, and it will show this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe" in Program/Script section. And input /home in Add arguments section, and click Next >.

Task Scheduler Add Arguments

7. Click Finish button.

Task Scheduler Finish

Then, your Dropbox will start at the specific time automatically. And the Dropbox schedule sync will starts automatically.

However, it’s not strictly Dropbox schedule sync. Is there any better way to schedule Dropbox sync?

Way 2. Dropbox Schedule Sync via a free tool

To perform Dropbox schedule sync, it’s highly recommended to try the Dropbox sync software CBackup. CBackup is a free cloud backup and sync service, which allows you to do Dropbox schedule uploads with simple clicks. Now please download CBackup desktop app to have a try:

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Step 1. Please create a free CBackup account, and sign in to the CBackup app.

Step 2. Click My Storage > Add Clouds > Dropbox > Add subsequently, then follow steps to complete the authority. Complete the settings (Cloud name, and Storage path) for Dropbox on CBackup then.

Select Cloud Drive

Complete Dropbox Info

Step 3. Click Sync and choose Sync PC to Public Cloud.

Sync PC to Public Cloud

Step 4. Rename the Task Name, and choose files and folders to sync to Dropbox, and select a Dropbox folder as the target.

Step 5. (Optional) Tap SettingsScheduler to upload files to Dropbox daily, weekly, monthly, or at the time you customized.

Sync Scheduler

Step 5. Press Start Sync button to perform Dropbox schedule sync automatically.

Start Sync Files to Dropbox

What to Do if Dropbox Stroage Full?

Dropbox only provides 2 GB free storage space for personal users, and the 2 GB storage space will be filled up quickly if you prefer to store files to Dropbox. Is there any way to get more space for Dropbox for free?

The answer is definitely, there are 3 tips for you to get more free space for Dropbox:

Tip 1. Get 250MB Bonus Space

Log in your Dropbox account, then go to https://www.dropbox.com/gs, and you will find the options to get the 250 MB bonus space. Just follow the options to get more space.

Dropbox Get 250MB Bonus Space

Tip 2. Invite Friends to Dropbox to Get Up to 16 GB Free Space

Please click your Dropbox account > Settings > Plan > Invite a friend to get 500MB bonus per user.

Dropbox Invite Friends

And you could get up to 16 GB storage space for Dropbox.

Dropbox Up to 16 GB

Tip 3. Efficient Way to Increase Dropbox Storage Space

If you have multiple Dropbox accounts, you could merge Dropbox accounts into a big backup space. It’s highly recommended to try CBackup, and it’s capable of merge multiple Dropbox storage into big one to make full use of the idle storage space.

Here are the steps to increase Dropbox storage space via CBackup:

Step 1. Please log in to the CBackup app.

Step 2. Click My Storage on the left side, and press + Add Cloud button, to add other Dropbox accounts or clouds.

Add Cloud

Step 3. Click My Storage > + Add Combined Cloud.

Add Combined Cloud

Step 4. Select all Dropbox accounts, and hit Next, then choose backup order for these clouds, and hit Combine.

Tick All Dropbox Accounts

Until now, all your Dropbox storage space has been merged into one big backup space, then you could backup files to combined cloud by clicking Backup > Backup PC to Combined Cloud.

Backup PC to Combined Cloud

Besides, you could perform the amazing functions with CBackup to help you protect data smart:
Back up computer files to mainstream clouds easily, like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, CBackup Cloud, Combined Cloud and other clouds.
Cloud to cloud sync could help you sync everything or some files from one cloud to another directly and fast.
Cloud to cloud backup with Dropbox version control, etc.
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Summing Up

Dropbox automatically sync files and folders in Dropbox folder, and if you want to perform Dropbox schedule sync at the specified time, please try the above two ways to do Dropbox schedule upload.

If you find the Dropbox storage full, please find the above tips to increase Dropbox storage space for free. Of course, you could merge multiple cloud drives into one backup space, even different cloud drives.

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