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SkyDrive: How to exclude certain sub-folders

Posted on 2013-11-14
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Hello,

I'm using Microsoft SkyDrive to keep some folders in sync between a PC and laptop.

If I have an example folder structure such as:

Directory A
- Sub-Directory W
- Sub-Directory X
- Sub-Directory Y
- Sub-Directory Z
- lots of independent files
How do I tell SkyDrive I want it to upload/synch all of Directory A, but not sub-directory Z?
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Thanks for replying. However, what selective sync does is it lets you decide which of the folders already in your Skydrive you want to download and keep in sync with a device. It does not let you control what folders are stored in SkyDrive in the cloud.
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Here is what you need

http://ssx.codeplex.com/releases/view/101941

SkyShellEx installs on your computer.

Then when you browse your folders right click and select which folders you want to sync
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by:skbohler
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I have that installed and use it already. It allows me to choose the sub-folders I want to have synced. So, in my example, I could choose each of the sub-folders I want to upload. But I could not choose the files in the main Directory A (choosing Directory A would upload EVERYTHING in the directory --- files and sub-folders) and I want to exclude certain sub-folders.

It looks like what I want to do is not possible yet with SkyDrive.
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Thomas Grassi earned 500 total points
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Yes they only will sync a folder not files.

are the files always the same?

A suggestion would be to write a batch script to copy or move those files to a sync folder.

That way the files you need to sync will all be in one folder.
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