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I made some links to files in a folder. When I added that folder to Dropbox, the links contained duplicate copies of the files linked to. Have you had this problem? Do you understand what is happening? Is there a solution?

To make this question clearer: In the "type" column of the file manager, before connecting to Dropbox, Link_to_notes was shown to be a link and the size was 32 bytes. After connecting to Dropbox, Link_to_notes was shown to be a plain text document and the size was 18.7 kB, the size of the notes file.

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With Dropbox being a cross-platform solution, every other behavior would probably be even more confusing - how would it behave if you sync your folder with a Windows machine? –  Sergey Jan 6 '13 at 23:11
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DropBox follows symbolic links and treats them as directories and files. It's really useful for backing up without having to move files and directories into your DropBox directory.

$ ln -s ~/Documents/ ~/Dropbox/Documents
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dropbox will follow sym links to directories, but it will break a link (either sym or hard) to a file and replace it with a file.

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