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JMRI Setup: Sharing Files with Dropbox

Dropbox dropbox logo is a free service that lets you share files between multiple computers across a network. Once you've signed up with Dropbox, you can configure JMRI to use it to share Rosters, layout configuration files and other information between multiple computers.

Using Dropbox rather than a shared folder or network drive has a number of advantages:

The following approach should also work with other cloud-based file-synchronisation services such as Google Drive and OneDrive. However the Dropbox solution is well tested, having been used by a number of JMRI developers and users for quite some time. You can also use a revision control system like Git; those instructions are somewhat different.

Step 1

To set up a shared User File Location on the web:

Step 2-...

The only steps you need to do on subsequent computers are: