Want to Backup Your Multiple Folders or data on Mac Using Dropbox ? Then here a tutorial for you ! As we all know Dropbox is really an amazing service with which you can safeguard all your important data.There are many ways for backuping your data online but dropbox has a unique feature called synchronizing ability. Whenever you drop any of your important data into dropbox it gets automatically synchronized with the dropbox account on the cloud.There are ways by which you need not manually drop files from multiple folders but can make backup easily by automatically synchronizing them.So in this tutorial you will be learning about How to use Dropbox as well as Automator for automatic backup of Multiple folders on your Mac.
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How To Backup Multiple Folders On Your Mac Using Dropbox Automatically :
First you need get free dropbox software on to your Mac and get it installed. Inorder to do this go to dropbox.com and download dropbox for your Mac.
Once you are finished with downloading and installing dropbox onto your Mac, you need to create a workflow using Automator software that is already installed on your Mac. So launch Automator which is present in the applications folder and then click on Custom to get started with a new workflow.
Now navigate to tab “Files and Folders”, where you need look out for “Get Specified Finder Items”. Now with help of your pointer easily drag and drop it into your workflow.
Now its time to drag and drop ” Copy Finder Items” to your work flow.
Choose the destination folder as the location of your Dropbox folder on Mac and the process is the same for each and every folder that you want to be synchronized with Dropbox.
Finally make sure that your workflow is saved and Then you have to right click on the workflow action that you have just saved now and click on Open With. Now go to System >> then to Library>>finally to Core Services and then you must select the option “Always Open With” the Automator Runner.
Scheduled Synchronization With iCal :
By following above methods you can just run the workflow and get your work done by synchronizing multiple folders on your Mac with Dropbox.It would be really cool if you make this process a time scheduled one, such that it automatically starts backuping your data at a specified time.
Just follow the below steps and setup iCal Alarms to make get this process done.
First launch iCal >> Then navigate to File and then select New Event (rename it as you wish)>> Now you double-click on the Event and Edit it >> set up your desired time here and you choose to repeat it Every day >> Finally in the place of Alarm you must select Open File and Then Choose your Dropbox action or the workflow that is saved.
This is it! Now you will be able backup your valuable data on Mac effortlessly! Reply me back if this helped you !