Dropbox's Project Infinite Lets You Sync All Your Cloud Files Onto Your Desktop

Dropbox's desktop app is great for accessing files stored in its cloud storage service with ease but there was always one problem: files that are synced on your desktop used local disk space. Once that space was exhausted, files would cease to sync. Dropbox has created a solution to solve this issue called Project Infinite. Here's what you need to know.

Project Infinite is a technology that is still in preview but what it promises will address a gripe that many Dropbox users, including myself, have with the service. I find using the web app version of Dropbox a clunky affair so I prefer the desktop app that nestles itself nicely in my File Explorer. But I often find my Dropbox stops syncing because I've ran out of space on my hard drive.

Aimed mainly at business users, Project Infinite promises to show all the files that are stored in a user's Dropbox account through the desktop app, regardless of how much local disk space there is on a given PC. According to Dropbox:

"Everything in the company’s Dropbox that you’re given access to, whether it’s stored locally or in the cloud, will show up in Dropbox on your desktop. If it’s synced locally, you’ll see the familiar green checkmark, while everything else will have a new cloud icon."

This is a feature that is available for computers running Windows 7 or higher or Mac OS X 10.9 and up. You can find out more about Project Infinite over at the Dropbox Business Blog.

[Via Dropbox Business Blog]


    Time to get a bigger hard drive mate.
    This sounds like a silly idea, hopefully drop box doesnt make a big deal over this because its not

      No it's not. It's a great idea to have full view of your Dropbox without syncing everything to your PC. I think it will be very popular.

    Let me get this straight... You run out of local hard drive space BEFORE you run out of Dropbox space? I've never come across that problem before.

      I have a 250GB SSD on one of my computers which had a tonne of games and other junk on it (admittedly, I should really have cleaned out the crap). I was also on a deal where I was getting 48GB bonus data on Dropbox. Trust me, it can happen. On a Dropbox Business Pro plan, you get 1TB of storage so this would be an issue that affects business users more than consumers.

    Can you do this on OneDrive/Business?

      You used to be able to back when it was still SkyDrive, but I think they took away that feature on OneDrive for Windows 10.

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