Tie Dropbox files to your regular working folders with shortcuts

Dropbox is a terrific tool for sharing large files with others or for maintaining documents being edited by multiple people. When I travel, I save files in a Dropbox folder and work on them on the road, confident that I’ll have the current version when I return. It’s way easier than a thumb drive.

Every now and then, though, I’ll panic because I can’t find a file in the regular folder, forgetting it’s in Dropbox. Here’s the solution: Shortcuts.

When I move a file into the Dropbox, I right click on the file name and choose either create shortcut or send to desktop/create shortcut. I then drag that shortcut into the original working folder. Clicking on the shortcut opens the file in the Dropbox folder.

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