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Syncing WAMP database and www folder in DropBox

I change 3-4 computers each day. I quickly figured out that I can sync my root www wamp folder. It makes it easier to continue work when I go from one computer to the next. The steps to sync your www folder and database tables are quite simple.

  • Make sure that you have WAMP installed on your Windows computer
  • Create two folders in your Dropbox account: www and database.
  • Left click on your WAMP icon, scroll over Apache and click on httpd-vhosts.conf file.
  • Edit the following lines and replace them with your www location
    • DocumentRoot "C:/Users/Dino Cajic/Dropbox/wamp/www"
    • <Directory "C:/Users/Dino Cajic/Dropbox/wamp/www/">
  • Next you'll need to sync your database.
  • Go to C:/wamp64/bin/mysql/mysql5.7.19/data
  • Copy the contents of the folder and save it in Dropbox/wamp/database
  • Next, go to C:/wamp64/bin/mysql/mysql5.7.19/ and edit my.ini
  • Modify datadir. 
    • Mine went from datadir="c:/wamp64/bin/mysql/mysql5.7.19/data" to 
    • datadir="c:/Users/Dino Cajic/Dropbox/wamp/database"
  • Restart all services by clicking on the WAMP icon and clicking "Restart All Services."
That's it. You'll have to do the same thing on your other computers. Do not overwrite your database though.


  1. This can corrupt your database if mysql is actively running on more than one machine


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