Set sync priority for Dropbox files

If you have a Dropbox Plus, Family, 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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Prioritize files from the system tray/menu bar

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray or menu bar.
  2. Click the arrow at the bottom of the window that appears.
  3. Hover over the name of the file you’d like to prioritize.
  4. Click Sync next.

Prioritize files from the Dropbox folder on your computer

  1. Open Finder (Mac) or File Explorer (Windows).
  2. Open the Dropbox folder.
  3. Right-click the file you’d like to prioritize.
  4. Click 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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