iCloud Drive vs. Dropbox for Desktop Sync

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by codeman7, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. codeman7 macrumors member

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    Hello! I know someone who wants to keep their desktop in sync across two Macs. The two obvious options to me are to either turn on iCloud Drive Desktop & Documents Folder sync, or use Dropbox with a link to the Desktop folder.

    I think both options will work, but what I'm hoping can happen is that any layout changes (the way folders are arranged on the desktop) can be preserved. Does anyone know if either of these will accomplish that, or of any other reason I should use one or the other?

    Thank you!
     
  2. pat500000 Suspended

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    Dropbox can do that...if I'm understanding correctly.
     
  3. codeman7 thread starter macrumors member

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    I know it can keep the files in sync with a link, but I'm curious if either one of them will keep folder arrangement (e.g., a folder on the left side of the desktop and a folder on the right side) synced between two computers.

    I also don't know how this is handled when two machines have different resolutions. Sadly I don't have two Macs to test this before we try it "live."

    Thanks again for any input!
     
  4. pat500000 Suspended

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    Oh...i don't think db does that like the way uou described.
     
  5. elemenohme, Oct 8, 2017
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