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dependent drop down selections

How can I create two drop down boxes which are dependent on each other while each drop down list is in numerical or alphabetical order depending on the data in each list? Drop box A is numeric and ...
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What's this thread from Dropbox doing in my Application

I just noticed while debugging with Visual Studio, that there is a thread belonging to Dropbox running inside my process: DropboxExt.34.dll thread DropboxExt.34.dll!59ee810a My code has nothing ...
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Is there a way to obtain a list of Dropbox links in a specific subdirectory?

I need to obtain a list of all of the Dropbox file links in a fairly large sub-directory. I do not want to get them one at a time manually. Is that possible?
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I want to use Notepad++ with Dropbox but the option has nothing listed on Version 6.9.2

I have dropbox installed and google drive but I can't see them up here and I tried to enter the .exe file location or the cloud file location didn't work.
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Fix Dropbox sync remotely

I'm having intermittent trouble getting Dropbox to sync on a remote machine. I don't know what the cause is, but it will sync fine for months then stop. I'm trying to debug this over SSH on OSX (...
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wget not allowing access to file

When I use wget to download a batch file from dropbox, then try to run it I get an error that says I do not have permissions to use this file. So far this only applies to batch files, I can wget and ...
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Dropbox system tray icon

I use Dropbox on my Windows 10 laptop. If I hover the mouse over the Dropbox icon in the system tray, it shows how many files are syncing and remaining time. But after reinstalling Win 10, it doesn'...
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Allow Dropbox client permissions to delete but restrict windows user from deleting

Please can someone tell me if it is possible to achieve the following: On a Windows non-admin user account with restricted file permissions is it possible to prevent deletion of files in Dropbox ...
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How to put Google Drive or Dropbox on a network folder?

How to put Google Drive or Dropbox on a network folder? If possible I would like to just put part of the folder on a network folder.
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Is it possible to force a complete reset of a local copy of Dropbox?

I have broken Dropbox on my laptop and now it is stuck indexing. Is it possible to delete my local copy of Dropbox completely and force the Dropbox on my laptop to just reset itself with the server? ...
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How can I upload files to a shared Dropbox folder?

My friend shared a folder with me on Dropbox. I got the link of that folder. However, As shown in the screenshot below, there is no upload button in the folder's page. My question is: how to upload ...
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iTunes Dropbox to HTC for music playlists

Decided to use old Android HTC as music player only. Installed Dropbox on computer Windows 7 and on the HTC. Transfered music from ITUNES, but only one file playlist has songs. Other files listed ...
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Dropbox - how to disallow a folder to be uploaded?

I'm using Dropbox to store my web developments, in order to work with several computers. My problem is, I don't need all the cache files to be uploaded each time. It's not the size, but the time it ...
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Allow Dropbox to finish uploading even if file is editted

I have a text file in Dropbox in which a new line is added every 10 seconds. Normally, this is enough time for Dropbox to finish uploading the file before a new edit is made, but every once and awhile,...
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How to launch/close a program when launching/closing another program using the Windows Task Scheduler?

I have a Steam game which I launch in multiple ways such as: Clicking the play button on the Steam Library page Playing the game in Steam Big Picture Mode Manually launching the .exe Other batch ...
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Dropbox wouldn't use Cisco AnyConnect's VPN connection

My other apps work perfectly well with Cisco AnyConnect. However, Dropbox doesn't seem to be able to proxy its traffic through the VPN connection. After some Googling it appears to me that Cisco ...
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Store Dropbox in external partition and share it between different OSs

I am aware this has been asked before, but the questions and answers I've found are several years old. Scenario: I have over 40 GB of data in Dropbox. I am getting a new machine with a 240 GB SSD, ...
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Metro Dropbox icon instead of the regular one

Since a few weeks, my Dropbox icon in the start menu is looking like this: My question is simple: is there a way to revert it to a standard icon? I tried refreshing the icon cache, but it didn't ...
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Cloud storages (dropbox, sync, etc), how sync nested folders?

I am faced with the problem using cloud storages. I want keep my files in that way: Project 1 Root > Design Project 1 Root > Programming Project 1 Root > bookkeeping Project 2 Root > UI ...
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Files in 'Camera Uploads' folder disappeared

I am using Dropbox on my smartphone and two PCs (one laptop and one desktop). I just found that some of my pictures in the 'Dropbox > Camera Uploads' folder on my laptop disappeared. (The files from ...
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How to Force Delete Folder in Dropbox?

I get the notice There was a problem completing this request. often. My Dropbox size is 1 TB. With much data, those errors/warnings are daily. The error comes in the online GUI/Web interface. ...
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Something in Windows 10 is re-dating all of my archived *.eml files

Background info Between 2003 & 2013 I had the habit of saving important emails out of my email account to my local hard drive as *.eml files. (I no longer do this, relying on the vast backup ...
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Outlook 2010 from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with PST files on Drobox

I use two PCs running Windows 7 each with Outlook 2010 as part of the Office 2010 suite. The Outlook PST files are stored in a Dropbox folder. Each machine uses the same set of PST files and, so ...
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The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

When I open a folder in my computer, I saw the message "C:\Users\John Smith\Dropbox\myfolder1 is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." Fortunately, all files in this ...
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What happens if I point dropbox to existing but old folder?

Assume I have Dropbox installed on a computer A. I make a backup of computer A disk. I add/change/delete some files on A and sync. Later I load the backup on another computer B, install (clean, no ...
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Dropbox is trying to sync more than is in the folder? Mac OSX

Dropbox v3.18.1 OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) I have 2.54 GB in my Dropbox folder on my Mac. but my DropBox app keeps syncing for some reason (over 3 GB) and it's out of space :( This is really really ...
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Share a 'Local' relative link to a Dropbox folder

We use Dropbox for business, so have extensive shared folders. I want to provide a direct link to a file, but via the local copy not by a web link. In the particular case it is under windows in an ...
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Download went much faster than my connection speed

I'm looking for an explanation to that mystery mentioned below. I'm not having a problem that needs to be solved. I have an ADSL line with speed as 8 megabits/sec, usually I get download speed as 850 ...
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Cloud Service DropBox

I need to setup a cloud service in my datacenter (like dropbox server) and people connect to my datacenter and store their files (vidéos, images, etc..) ? Is that possible using DropBox API ? Thanks ...
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Recover overwritten file in dropbox

I had an old txt file in my dropbox, then I was making a new one and saving, and by accident used the old files name (So its overwritten). If I go to the Recover previous version then the old version ...
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Why Dropbox is Unstable with Disconnected HD?

My Macbook air's SSD is small so I need to keep my Dropbox in external HD. I disconnected the external HD by accident. Now, the Dropbox program does not recognise the old settings; it even cannot use ...
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Onedrive and Dropbox simultaneous sync

The business where I work has recently switched from OneDrive to Dropbox as could service, but people in the IT department were told to still use OneDrive (don't ask why, I don't know). So my ...
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How can I share a Virtual Machine between computers using something like Dropbox?

I'd like to be able to create a virtual machine and have it 'synced' to another computer via a service like Dropbox. The scenario here is: I have a computer at home, and a computer at work. I use a ...
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Fix Dropbox icon in Xubuntu on system startup

Dropbox's icon also is broken in Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 2. Since 14.04, I've found two solutions to solve it, but none of them work if I put these commands in a shell file and throw it at /etc/init.d/. ...
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What Markdown tags are previewed by Dropbox?

Dropbox supports preview of Markdown, but not all tags. Is there any documentation available? I have inferred that it supports most, perhaps all, of the Markdown-specific syntax, but not HTML tags. ...
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How to force a cloud storage service to synchronise an encrypted file?

I made a Veracrypt file in my OneDrive / Dropbox folders. I then mounted the file in Veracrypt and added some financial records to the volume and unmounted it. Even though the contents of the ...
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Dropbox - large files changing frequently

I am working on a project in which I am often changing a 2.5GB file (using my own software). The file is stored in my dropbox directory on an SSD drive. Usually writing the file is fast enough but ...
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Edit files stored in Dropbox without downloading them to a computer?

Is there any way to edit files stored in DropBox without downloading the files to my computer? I have a lot of text and Microsoft Word files stored. This seems to be possible on the Mobile App on iOS ...
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Run a batch file whenever a file in Dropbox is updated [duplicate]

I need to get a batch file which is stored on my Windows PC hard drive to automatically run whenever a file in one of my Dropbox folders is changed. How can I accomplish this? Note: The amount of ...
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Share FireFox's Session Manager sessions

I use FireFox at home and at work. I'm able to use DropBox on both. I wanted to share a FireFox's Session Manager session on them, so that pages I leave open at home will be available next day at ...
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Dropbox to rename shared public folder without losing the current shared-URL

Somtimes after publishing the URL of the folder to many colleagues, I need to rename the folder - thoug doing that will break the link/url I have given to them. So my need is to rename the folder, ...
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How do I exclude/ignore folder inside of Dropbox folder without selective sync?

I'm using Dropbox with some project and one of my directories has subdirectory it's called ~/Dropbox/stuff/data, how do I exclude and/or ignore it without selective sync?
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How to close a program when connecting to a specific wifi on Windows

I have a small download limit on my home wifi. Everytime I open my laptop dropbox starts and starts syncing consuming my download limit. I don't want to remove dropbox from my automatic startup list ...
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Use Different Dropbox Account On Linux (Ubuntu)

I installed the Dropbox application / service on my Ubuntu (2015/v15.04) installation. I logged in at the time to one Dropbox account. I have another that I share, now. Ideally I could use both at ...
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Prevent Cached Thumbnails on Desktop

When I copy a shared folder from my main Dropbox folder to my desktop, the cached thumbnail signifying that it's shared (icon of 3 stick figures) persists as an overlay on that directory icon on the ...
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Dropbox system tray icon missing, not working

On an Lubuntu 15.10 machine the Dropbox icon, which tells the state of the application and allows interaction, is missing. When I start Dropbox, no matter if I'm using dropbox start, dropbox start -...
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Why a folder in dropbox is no longer shared when I moved them

You can rename or move your shared folders just like you would any other folder on your hard drive or via the website. Even if you rename it, the folder will still remain shared. However, changing ...
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Chrome download error “Failed - System busy” when downloading into a Dropbox folder

When downloading a file into a Dropbox folder using Google Chrome on Windows, I often get the download error "Failed - System busy". How can I prevent it? Such issues do not appear when downloading ...
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Would be great to send a large file to AWS EC2

Background: I have battled to install an rstudio server on AWS EC2 for some time (since November). It has been like the peeling back layers of an onion, always another hurdle. For a windows user ...
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Files moved out from Dropbox folder getting physically copied to destination on same logical drive

Scenario: Moving files from ...Dropbox/Camera Uploads folder do a location outside Dropbox folder hierarchy, but still on the same drive. Under usual circumstances, the move operation does not take ...