I love Dropbox
! I found that syncing Accordance user files should work if you use symlinks
to the folder (aliases will not work, as you probably discovered).
1. On one machine (you should use the one with the most recent versions of all your user files), I moved (not copied) my Accordance Files
folder from ~/Documents
to my Dropbox folder (mine lives at ~/Desktop/Dropbox
, but yours may be elsewhere, possibly your home directory--more on this below).
2. I opened the Terminal and typed the following at the shell prompts:
imac:~ username$ cd ~/Documents
imac:Documents username$ ln -s ~/Desktop/Dropbox/Accordance\ Files Accordance\ FilesNote: there is a single space after each of the backslashes.
If your Dropbox folder is in your home directory (~), then the second line should read:
imac:Documents username$ ln -s Dropbox/Accordance\ Files Accordance\ Files
3. Finally, you will need to repeat steps 2 and 3 on each machine that is syncing these files (making sure to first remove the local copy of ~/Accordance Files
The usual disclaimers apply: you should back up your ~/Accordance Files
folder, you should be comfortable working in the Unix command line, and you should never run multiple instances of Accordance on Dropbox-synced machines, or Unpredictably Awful Things May Occur.
J. P. Kang, Ph.D. (Bible)