Can Everything still NOT search on Dropbox?

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VoidGood
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Can Everything still NOT search on Dropbox?

Post by VoidGood » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:15 am

The last time I saw any mention of using
Everything to search Dropbox was back in 2018.
The gist was it does not work, because
Dropbox appears in File Explorer as a "virtual" folder.
Is that still not possible? Has anything changed since 2018?
Is there any workaround?

void
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Re: Can Everything still NOT search on Dropbox?

Post by void » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:36 am

Everything will index your Dropbox folder as C:\Users\<your user name>\Dropbox

You might wish to add your dropbox folder as an Everything filter:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters.
  • Change Name to: Dropbox
  • Change Search to: "C:\Users\<your user name>\Dropbox\"
    -where <your user name> is your Windows username.
    -Please make sure you include the quotes.
  • Click OK.
Filters can be activated from the Search menu, Filter bar (View -> Filters), right clicking the status bar, filter macro or filter keyboard shortcut.

I have not tested Dropbox Plus and online only files.
Please let me know if you are using Dropbox Plus and have online only files.

Philip Taylor
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Re: Can Everything still NOT search on Dropbox?

Post by Philip Taylor » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:22 am

I have a 2TB Dropbox a/c, but am not sure whether it is "Plus" or "Professional" or what. It does, however, suppport both "Smart Synch" and online-only files, so if you would like a volunteer to test Everything in conjunction with such a Dropbox a/c I may be able to assist.

Philip Taylor

void
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Re: Can Everything still NOT search on Dropbox?

Post by void » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:51 am

Hi Philip Taylor,

Thank you for your offer to assist with testing Dropbox.

If you have time could you please check if Everything shows your online only files anywhere locally?

Can you access your online only files through Windows Explorer? or do you need the Dropbox app?

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