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  1. #1
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    Default DropBox synching

    Hello everyone,

    I see Xara can now work across Dropbox. How? It used to be that Xara complained if different computers had slightly different configurations of Xara. Is Xara more flexible now?

    Is it a case of just dropping the xar file into Dropbox? Or is something else required? Can't find anything in the help.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: DropBox synching

    I have absolutely no idea. But the best way to find out is TRY IT. (Then let us know if it works or not)
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    Default Re: DropBox synching

    Xara documents can be stored, accessed and updated on any cloud-based storage system.

    I have documents on Dropbox and Microsoft One Drive, accessible from both a laptop and desktop (both Windows 64 bit). I maintain the same Xara versions on two devices (which is covered by the licence fee activation). If you have a shared Dropbox folder, those documents could be available to other Xara users in a collaborative way.

    You would be aware that the target path for Xara backups is the local device you are using at that time; so you need to manually save a Xara document on closing the app; this ensures the latest copy is always available to any other device. Maybe you can change the Windows path for backups to save in Dropbox too, but this is not something I have tried.

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    Default Re: DropBox synching

    Dropbox has always worked with XAR/WEB files. I have used such from the off.

    Are you confusing the Xara message that indicates that a design file has been created on a later version to the one you are currently opening?
    This has nothing to do with Dropbox.

    I would not use Dropbox to handling the Xara Backup folder simply because Dropbox already does a good versioning for you. Also, as master file and backup are in Dropbox, they will be on the same physical hard drive unless you have set up symbolic linking. Any damage to the drive means you need to access the web interface of Dropbox on your second machine to start a recovery. Saving file and backup to the same drive also slows down your other processes.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: occasionally serviced XDPX, purposely unserviced XDPX12 & XDPX11 (32/64-bit), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of 'permanently-owned' licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: DropBox synching

    Thanks all.

 

 

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