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Dropbox To Stop Following Symlinks To Items Outside The Dropbox Folder

It looks like Dropbox will soon stop following symbolic links to files or folders outside of the Dropbox folder.

When placing a symbolic link (symlink or soft link) in the Dropbox folder before this change, the symlink is replaced by the data it points to, so you have the actual data on the Dropbox servers, and not just the symlink.