How to prioritize which files sync first

If you have a Dropbox Plus, Professional, or Business account, you can prioritize a file to sync ahead of others syncing with the Dropbox app on your computer. 

Note: You can’t prioritize folders or package files.

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While a file is syncing you can prioritize it in the queue:

  1. Click Finder (Mac) or Start (Windows) and then click your Dropbox folder. 
  2. Drag and drop the file you want to sync into your Dropbox folder. 
  3. While you see the blue syncing icon on it, right click on the file and select Sync Now. 
  4. That file will prioritize over all files that you haven't selected to Sync Now.  

Note: If you create a shared link to a file, it will automatically be added to the queue of the prioritized files.

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