Using Dropbox in General Discussion Posted September 10 On 9/3/2021 at 6:54 PM, Art V said: The probably better way to avoid lag is to have the working folder on your local machine within the dropbox folder. This will sync automatically to dropbox. On any other machine that you want to work on with the same files set up the local dropbox folder to sync with your dropbox account, or use the dropbox sharing function to share the working folder. That way each machine will have a synced local copy that you can use to work on and there should be much less lag. Of course syncing could cause some slowing down anyway but not as much as when you would be working on files located on the dropbox server folder. The only caveat with this is that you have to make sure the local folder on the machine you are using has been fully synced before you start working on the files. E.g. if you work on one machine and switch to another machine and start working on the files on that one while the sync has not fully completed you'll end up with a messy situation, which is why you should have Dropbox finish syncing first when you start on another machine, or manually force a sync if the time between switching is relatively short (e.g. a few minutes depending on the amount of data that has to be synced). Thanks, I'm still really unclear whether I've got things set up correctly and I'm anxious about messing things up with duplicates. I think I need an idiot's guide to Dropbox!