Sync remaining files in a "selective sync" subtree in Feature Requests Posted May 4, 2016 · Report reply I've been using selective sync quite a bit and I've found a really puzzling shortcoming that has proved very difficult to work around. Suppose I have selective sync enabled for MyAdvancedFolder. Inside it I have several dozen subdirectories, one of which is named FooSubfolder. Scenario #1: I start by syncing a bunch of specific files and subdirectories manually and individually, most of them from FooSubfolder. Some time later I realise I should just sync the entire FooSubfolder from MyAdvancedFolder. But I can't: the "Sync" link is gone because I've synced something from inside it. My two options are: a) go inside MyAdvancedFolder and comb through every subfolder, clicking "Sync" several hundred times. b) remove the entire FooSubfolder from this device, and then sync it wholesale, thus re-syncing those files I already have. Incidentally, option b) is not viable if I have made some local changes inside MyAdvancedFolder that are still uploading. Scenario #2: I sync FooSubfolder wholesale. Time goes on and new files are added on the remote device under FooSubfolder. They won't appear on my device because I have selective sync enabled. How do I ever get them? My options are the same as before: a) comb through FooSubfolder, looking for additions (entirely impractical due to the amount of stuff in this subfolder), b) remove entire subfolder from current device and re-sync (which is even dumber for this scenario than it was for scenario #1). Suggestion: don't hide the "Sync" link on FooSubfolder just because I've synced some of the files inside it. Leave it there, and make it sync whatever isn't synced yet. Otherwise selective sync is completely impractical for every use case I have for it.