Time Machine - Don't want to backup dropbox

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Littleboo, May 2, 2012.

  1. Littleboo macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    I have some very large files in my dropbox, but with those files, I can't do time machine because the backup disc is not large enough. Can I do Time Machine and not have it back up DropBox?
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    Yes you can. Just go into Time Machine preferences and exclude your Dropbox folder from being backed up.
  3. Littleboo thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    Thanks, I see now in options - I only saw the external come up in the exclude part but I got it! thanks!

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