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Win 7 Create Folder Junction from Desktop to inside Dropbox Folder

I'm not asking how it can be done, I already know how to; MKLNK /j C:\Users\<username>\Desktop C:\Users\<username>\Dropbox\Desk What I want to know is whether or not I should. I know ...
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Can I arrange that other computers only see certain dropbox folders? [on hold]

I am using Dropbox. I paid for the PRO version and have 1 TB of storage. I want to store most of my files in Dropbox so I can get them backed up. Most of the files are private files (such as vacation ...
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How to point Dropbox app to the existing Dropbox location?

I have reinstalled Dropbox. Now it wants to start downloading all my files in my userprofile/dropbox. But there's already a completely downloaded Dropbox folder in E:/Dropbox/. I've been trying to ...
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How to list remote files and folders in the Google Drive or Dropbox folder, without having the files stored locally?

Dropbox and Google Drive are two great sync products but they always sync everything effectively crowding your hard drive really quickly. And I'm not referring to the default setting of syncing all ...
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Sync SFTP server with DropBox

I'm using Windows. I have a folder on a server that I can access via SFTP. I want to keep it in sync with a folder on Dropbox. Is there an easy way to do this? When a file is moved to Dropbox, I also ...
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Does Dropbox encrypt the files locally before uploading? [closed]

Are the files encrypted before they're uploaded or are the files encrypted on the server after being uploaded? If the former, is it a block cipher that is used locally? Is the key available to the ...
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How to share photos directly from Dropbox instead of links? [migrated]

Using Dropbox on Android, selecting photos only allows me to share a link to them instead of sharing the photos physically. When I share photos from Dropbox to other apps like Google+ or Facebook, I ...
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How to control Dropbox in GNOME3?

The Dropbox website indicates that, to change settings, you click the icon in the system tray: I'm running GNOME3 (Fedora 21) which has no system tray. Where can I find the Dropbox icon? ...
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Does “killall dropbox” while syncing delete uploaded file?

I was uploading a very large encrypted file (900 GB) to Dropbox, and always checking the progress bar to estimate the time for upload completion. After the indicated upload time had passed, I checked ...
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How do I know if DropBox has finished uploading my files from the web interface?

I've started to upload to my DropBox a couple of big files this morning from home before going to work. Now I'm at work and I don't have the client installed but I can access the web interface. ...
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Dropbox File Sharing Issues [migrated]

I am using a shared folder in dropbox. I need to know who adds which file to the dropbox folder. Is there a way to find this out?
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Would a program like “Folder Lock” prevent hackers from locking my files?

I recently had most all my files locked by a some hacker. I had them backed up on Dropbox, but the sync also locked the files online. If I had had the Dropbox folder secured with Folder Lock, would my ...
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unprotected access to my dropbox acount

When I click on the dropbox icon on my desktop, the "recently changed" window opens up. On that window there is a link to dropbox.com If I click on the link it immediately opens my account ...
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Add Android folder to Dropbox repository

I'd like to add a specific folder that is in my android device to be part of my synced folders that dropbox maintain. Can I do it and how? in details: In my laptop I have all the dropbox folders ...
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Can I roll back files synced with dropbox

One of my computer got infected by encryption virus. Most files are encrypted. Only one computer got hit. However, dropbox sync those files with all the files In badgers, you added 4269 files. ...
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MS Word 2010: Link to object in a relative directory

I'm working in a Dropbox folder on a word document. I'd like to insert a pdf object which will be updated by a script separately. The problem is that the linked object in Insert > Object > Create from ...
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Deduplicate images synced across devices in various resolutions

I currently have a couple of scripts and Android apps that together do the following for a set of member devices (smartphones, PCs, digital cameras): all pictures taken by all member devices are ...
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Is there a way to ignore/exclude subfolders from syncing on Dropbox (for Mac OS X)?

Context: I'm trying to sync my entire Mac home folder into Dropbox. I moved Dropbox into the root folder, and sym-linked the home folder into Dropbox. The problem is that ~/Library/Containers consists ...
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Disable Dropbox Camera Upload for a particular device

Is there a way to disable the Dropbox auto-import for a particular device on OSX? I want it to automatically import pictures from my phone, but not from my camera. Thanks!
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how to move files from onedrive back to your laptop? [closed]

how to move files from onedrive back to your laptop? i didn't know dropbox could autosync so i made the mistake of setting up onedrive i can't believe i even need to be asking this. took 4 hours ...
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How do I move folders around within Dropbox whilst preserving the file version history?

I want to do a bit of housekeeping within my Dropbox folder. How can I move folders around in such a way that their Dropbox file version history is maintained?
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New Dropbox update on Surface 1 on Windows RT: No download funcion

All: Good morning. I recently updated my dropbox on my Surface 1 Unit, running the Windows RT operating system. The new dropbox app does not seem to have a "download" function. I keep masters on ...
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Is there a way to password-protect Dropbox settings (preferences) on a local Windows computer?

I want to load my Dropbox account on my wife's laptop, but only make certain folders available. (I have a pro account with 1TB of space, and she only has a free account with 4 GB, which is why I want ...
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reinstalling dropbox.exe but leaving files on that system intact

For some reason (I do not know why), dropbox.exe disappeared from my tray and I couldn't find it my windows program menu either. It showed that it was installed when I went to control panel>remove ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for Mailbox App for Mac

I am using Mailbox mail client for Mac, and I'd like to know what are all the available keyboard shortcuts. Some of them are similar to Gmail (like E or R). Where can I find a complete list of ...
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Moving folders in Dropbox to an external Hard drive - on a Mac

I'm trying to move one of my dropbox folders to a backup hard drive. I am out of space on my dropbox. But... it's saying it won't download the folder as the folder is too large. What would you suggest ...
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Sync .IMG To Dropbox Without Reuploading Entire File When Changes Are Made?

I have an issue, which is that when I try to sync an .img file to Dropbox on Android (via DropSync app), the entire file is reuploaded when even a single byte is changed. This doesn't happen with ...
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Dropbox camera uploads not syncing to my Win 7 pc

The photos and videos that I take on my phone are going to my dropbox cloud just fine. But they are not syncing with my Win 7 desktop pc. I've made sure that the folder is checked on the pc selective ...
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How can I move a mailbox from Apple Mail to Dropbox?

I am using OS X Yosemite and Apple Mail. I am a realtor and I create a new mailbox in Mail.app for each transaction. When a deal is complete, I would like to move the mailbox to the cloud for ...
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Access forbidden after changing Apache root in httpd.config to Dropbox

I'm trying to change the Apache root directory from /Users/"my user"/applications/XAMPP/htdocs to a /Users/"my user"/dropbox/sites directory, so that my files automatically back up to Dropbox. ...
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Automatically log folder changes

I have a dropbox folder on my windows desktop in which I frequently add photos to and rename them, it is a bit tedious to try and remember what photos I've recently added, so is there some way that I ...
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Upload folder to Dropbox, but not sync

I have a Dropbox Pro account and an external hard drive with a lot of information (being a Photographer). To fully use my pro account I'd like to manually copy my entire external drive folder to ...
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How to make regular backups with TeamViewer?

I have to use a remote computer for a computational project in MATLAB. Therefore I connect to it via TeamViewer, and run my codes in that machine. But I also want to write the code on my computer, and ...
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How to replicate the “Move to Dropbox” Mac OS X Finder context menu item for other apps?

When Dropbox is installed on Mac OS X, it installs a "Move to Dropbox" context menu item: I would like to install a similar menu item for other apps and actions. Specifically, I would like an ...
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Dropbox Client Will Not Connect in Windows 7

I am trying to install the Dropbox client (3.0.4) on a new Windows 7 Professional installation, and it will not connect to the server. I get an endless "Connecting…" message, with a "Dropbox is ...
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dropbox and proxy settings

I have a Dropbox client (Windows) running on a network where a proxy can be detected but is not necessary. Dropbox detects the proxy and configures it automatically (the client is then non-working). ...
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Why does Dropbox add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I'm a Mac user who shares various files in Dropbox with my Windows-using colleagues. Regularly, I find lots *com.dropbox.attributes files in my shared folders. This appears to create one for each ...
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why does dropbox keep syncing when nothing is changing?

I've got a particularly large file (about 500MB) that frequently changes, one one of the machines that sync together isn't fast enough at times to keep up - it doesn't finish synching before another ...
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LAN Dropbox alternative for places with slow internet

So, I am thinking about a possible solution to our "problem", but I am not 100% convinced. The situation is as follows: We're sitting in a remote camp with satellite internet, where bandwith (not ...
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How to tell which files in a shared folder in dropbox were modified by someone else?

I have a shared folder on Dropbox that is owned by my colleague. We both work on the same files. I'd like to know which files have been last modified by him (or even better, modified by him after a ...
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How do I prevent Windows from resetting my default Documents folder to OneDrive?

I don't use OneDrive that often. I have changed the default Documents folder save location to Dropbox multiple times, by going to Desktop\Libraries right click Documents, Properties Dropbox, set save ...
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How can I sync multiple folders to the cloud?

Is it possible to share different folders to a custom location with windows? Many of us use Dropbox, Google Drive and many more to share files. But there is no option to add "multi folder" syncing. ...
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Is Google Drive's syncing and file indexing faster than Dropbox's?

I have both Google Drive and Dropbox installed on my PC. Currently, I am using Dropbox for storing files I would like to access both from home and work PC. Because there is a lot of files and folders ...
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How to make Dropbox “ignore” specific folders in the sync

I tried using Dropbox to sync my computer's code files, however it syncs everything. I want to be able to configure Dropbox not to sync folders with specific names like ".git" and/or "target" as ...
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Forcing dropbox to omit particular type of file extensions?

I use Dropbox to save my numerical work on the fly - it's very convenient since I don't have to think about saving code every time when I make a change - but there is one flaw. You see, my .cpp files, ...
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How can I get a indicator for dropbox in Debian xfce?

I am using Debian Wheezy with xfce 4.10. I installed dropbox but I couldn't find dropbox indicator. Anybody tell me how can I find the dropbox indicator?
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Dropbox creation of folder with same name as non synced folder

I had a folder called WWW in my dropbox root which I decided not to sync with install around 6 months ago, since then I have evidently created a new WWW folder in dropbox. Now I cannot see it in ...
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How to prevent Dropbox from blocking port 80?

I need port 80 for Apache and Dropbox uses the same port. Of course I could disable/uninstall Dropbox, but I would prefer to redirect it to some other port. Is it possible? I searched for "dropbox ...
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Make wget cache DNS resolution results

I'm using wget in a script to download a changing file from Dropbox: wget -4 -O filename.ext "https://www.dropbox.com/s/<fixed-hash-id>/filename.ext?dl=1" I notice that wget resolves the IP ...
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Can I use something like Mac 'alias' inside Dropbox, so that I only need one copy of each file?

I have a large image collection, and sometimes an image fits into multiple categories: location, picture of my sister, etc. So, I have the SAME image in multiple folders based on these categories. ...