Using Dropbox with RStudio Projects
When creating a project inside RStudio, your project files are actively monitored for changes. This allows RStudio to index functions and files to enable code completion and navigation. If you are simultaneously using the Dropbox application to remotely sync your work, Dropbox will also actively monitoring your files.
To prevent conflicts, you should tell Dropbox to ignore the
.Rproj.user directory inside your RStudio Project. For
Note this is a hidden directory
To ignore a file in Dropbox, you will need to use Dropbox's
Selective Sync feature. First make sure to quit RStudio.
Then go to Dropbox Preferences | Advanced and
select Selective Sync This will open a file browser in
which you can navigate to your RStudio Project, and unselect the