Help with Versions/Revert to Version

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by calimed, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. calimed macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Here is my problem.

    I modify a pdf that is on my "Desktop". Save numerous versions. Then when I "revert to a version" it works properly.

    Now if I get that same document and move it into my Dropbox and then try to "revert to a version" all the history is lost.

    I'm trying to figure out how all of this works for forgive me if I'm missing something obvious. I'm doing this on my MacBook Pro which is not connected to a Time Machine.

  2. hollerz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    Durham, UK
    Does dropbox automatically upload to the cloud? So the file doesn't stay on your hard drive?

    I'm not sure, so this is just a guess, but the changes (versions) are kept on your hard drive, so the files in dropbox won't be able to access them.
  3. calimed thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    No, the file stays on the HD and then syncs with Dropbox. When I pull up the file after I have saved it to Dropbox (from the dropbox folder). That is when I can't see any of my previous versions.

    If I start creating new versions when the file is in dropbox everything works ok.

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