Save Files To Dropbox (And Other Cloud Services) By Default In Windows

Save Files to Dropbox (and Other Cloud Services) by Default in Windows

Windows: Saving your files in the cloud has lots of advantages, but most applications still save files to your Documents folder by default. You can, of course, manually select a folder that syncs to the cloud, but why not take out the extra step and automatically save those files to Dropbox or Google Drive?

Our friends at the How-To Geek offer some solutions to this problem, and while they're all a little fiddly, they do work. Your options are:

  • Moving Windows' default folders (Documents, Music and so on) into your Dropbox or Google Drive folder
  • Add your Dropbox or Google Drive folder to Windows' libraries
  • Change the default save location in programs that support it (like Office 2013)

In some of these cases (as with Office 2013), you may have to do less work if OneDrive is your cloud storage of choice, since it's neatly integrated by default. But with the others, all it takes is a little tweaking. Hit the link for the full guide.

How to Use OneDrive as Your Default Save Location on Windows 8.1 [How-To Geek]


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