After your note, I checked the File Sharing status on the i Mac as well. I clicked on Redo the sharing button (bottom left - I forget what it was called) and was then told that This file is not being shared. Ill wait a bit to see if my problem means something to somebody.
If it doesnt, Ill just delete the file from the i Pad and start again. I know the Reunion family file MUST be in the Dropbox folder.
After dealing with several other urgent family problems, I finally got back to looking for a solution to the Reunion touch problem described in my previous messages. I deleted the existing Reunion Touch family file (which had refused to update) from my i Pad. Checked that the Reunion file was still in the i Pad dropbox. Downloaded the file from the i Pad dropbox to Reunion Touch again. It seems that the file in the i Pad Dropbox had automatically updated all along, but the Reunion Touch file did not automatically update from it as I understood it would.
The changes I had made to the Reunion file on my i Mac now appear in the i Pad file ! I should probably have tried redownloading the i Pad Dropbox file first without deleting the original file, but I thought that would be more likely to corrupt the Reunion Touch file rather then updating it.
I know the Reunion family file MUST be in the Dropbox folder.
The family file contains all the media thumbnails that Reunion Touch will use, so multimedia files do not need to be moved to Dropbox separately. When you open your family file on your device, Reunion Touch will redownload the reset file.
Frank Another question, rather than answer, I'm afraid. That can get disrupted by a variety of database changes and occasionally needs resetting to re-initiate syncing.
Hence, the reason for my reply -- just to make sure you're not doing that. I have MOVED my family file into the Dropbox folder.
I don't think it matters, but I have several files for other people's families in my Documents/Reunion Files folder, but none of them are involved in this exercise (and won't be! I could simply delete the file already on the i Pad and transfer the changed file from the i Mac again, but it would be nice to know what, if anything, I did wrong the first time to avoid repeating the error.
It's a relief to know that I don't have to move all the media files.
You do not want a copy of your family file in your Documents/Reunion Files folder. My family file is in the Dropbox folder on the i Mac and I have an alias to it in my Reunion Files folder which I use to make any changes.
Again, I'm assuming you mean that there is only an alias inside your Reunion Files folder, which you double-click to open your family file; but the family file itself is located only in Dropbox.