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How Do I Easily Update All the Copies Of a File When I Modify One Copy?

I keep the same spreadsheet file in several different folders (including Dropbox, Desktop, and other folders with specific meaning to me). When I modify this file, what is the easiest way to push the new, modified file to all the other locations?

I have this file in multiple locations because each logical folder has meaning to my way of accessing it.
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Will C.

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Easily Update All the Copies Of a File When I Modify One Copy?”

    4 months ago

    Instead of having multiple files, I would look for a way to have only one file. Otherwise, there really is no good solution other than a complicates syncing process or manually copying the file to each location every time you update it.

    So decide where the real file will live. Then maybe create an Alias to that file in the other locations. I’m thinking the real one is in your Dropbox folder, and then use an alias in other locations.

    See https://macmost.com/using-mac-aliases.html if you are unfamiliar with aliases.

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