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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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lxpanel: Dropbox icon missing

I'm using dropbox on my lubuntu 15.10 machine. It works fine, unless the dropbox icon, which tells the state of the application and allows interaction, is missing. When I start dropbox, no matter if ...
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Dropbox folder sharing doesn't work [closed]

I have shared successfully before but now can't. I click on folder then share but when I type in contact name it says Windows can't find contact. Where is it looking?
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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, ...
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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 ...
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How to share big data

I want to share 1TB of compressed data, but I want that the files can be downloaded with wget? I have tried GitHub and Google drive, but I can't get the files with wget. How can I share big data?
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Populate Spreadsheet with files within a folder

I need to manage a lot of files within folder related to a project, at the moment these files reside in Dropbox. So, I will like to find a way in which I can have a Spreadsheet populate itself with ...
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Dropbox on debian jessie keeps startting

I'm trying to install te dropbox version for my Debian server. Steps I've taken: 1) Added the keyserver: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys ...
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How to change ownership of files when dropped into folders

I need some help configuring default folder permissions on a 100TB vol that has 900+ user dirs on it. Each user has a hard quota limit of 25GB. All user dir perms are set to 755, so every user can ...
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Windows 10 - How to keep two folders two way synched

I am running Windows 10 and have two folders, one is in my Dropbox folder and the other is in my OneDrive folder that I want to keep two way synched. Is there a good way to do this in Windows 10? ...
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How to find conflicted shared files in Dropbox?

In OS X, by just clicking the popup you are redirected to the file. However, in Ubuntu, you there is no such redirection. Also, you cannot find afterwards which files have changed. I just remember ...
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Windows 7 command script to mount VHD disk with assigned drive letter via DiskPart

I use VHD disk for storing my Dropbox files on my office PC. I need the .vhd to be loaded automatically when booted i.e. I will just have to enter decode password instead of going all the way with ...
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looking for list of symlinks in Dropbox folder - find syntax not working

I am trying to move my Dropbox folder from an External Drive to a different External Drive. I was getting error messages that files couldn't be moved and according to Dropbox tech support it's ...
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Mendeley + Dropbox = Multiple files everywhere?

I am using Mendeley for managing my papers. I like it because of the reference manager and the multi-platform/OS. I have approximately 400 papers that weigh almost 380 MB, all of them stored in a ...
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How to copy folders, subfolders, and file names without the actual content of the files?

I have dropbox on my phone and would like to copy my many ebooks and movies to dropbox so that when I'm at the used bookstore I can use my phone to see if I already have something or not. I don't have ...
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Dropbox can't sync “write.lock” (access denied)

I have my Eclipse IDE workspace stored on Dropbox, this way I can access the same environment from multiple computers. Recently Dropbox is stuck syncing the write.lock file in the Eclipse workspace's ...
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Using Team folders in Dropbox with basic user accounts

I tried to set up a free DropBox "Team folder" for a local club I am involved with. I'm getting replies from some of my collaborators (all using basic accounts) that they are getting stuck on how to ...
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Can't add folder for photo album lockscreen

I am trying to create a slideshow of images inside my Dropbox folder and it wont allow me to from the lock screen's settings menu. I select a Dropbox folder containing all my pics (stored in the C ...
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vim - sync across multiple OSes with dropbox

So I decided to take the plunge into learning vim and moving over from sublime as my main editor. I have a few different machines running different OSes. OSX on my laptop, Linux on my primary machine ...
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How can I disable LibreOffice document recovery for files in my Dropbox directory?

I'm running LibreOffice 4.2.8.2, and I also use Dropbox. My problem is that I often modify my documents on different machines: one at work and one at home (both run Ubuntu 14.04). After modifying ...
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How Can I add DropBox as a “Place” in Office 2016

I would like to add DropBox as a "Place" that will show up as one of the defaults in the Save/Open menu in Office 2016. The Add a Place function provided only offers Office 365 SharePoint and OneDrive ...
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How to rollback an entire folder on dropbox?

Is it possible to rollback an entire folder on dropbox? Because sometimes I tend to change a lot of files in the folder, so, rollback-ing each file individually is not convenient. If it's possible, ...
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Dropbox is blasting internet connection

We have been using dropbox for business and i cant find this support topic on their website. Any help would be appreciated. All of our team members are connected to dropbox and hav enabled lan sync. ...
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Network Monitor shows data transmission for almost a minute after Dropbox sync was paused. Why?

I've been fiddling with the resource monitor today. I was uploading a file using Dropbox for Windows desktop. Resource monitor displayed a data upload rate of around 30,000 B/s for Dropbox.exe. To ...
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Shutting down computer during dropbox synchronization

What will happen when I shut down my computer during uploading a file via DropBox app for Windows and then start the computer again? Will it upload the whole file again or only the part that wasn't ...
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Dropbox saving corrupted versions of files

I'm using Dropbox with encfs on OS X. I recently noticed that some of the files get synced in some corrupted form. The encrypted files that Dropbox saves have the same exact size and name as the ...
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FTP Client with real time upload - Similar to FTPbox / Dropbox - Need Assistance

I have been searching the internet, downloading and installing but I have not found the right software. I am looking for an application similar to FTPbox, where I can upload files to a server via FTP. ...
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Stop DropBox for Windows desktop syncing when on metered wireless connection

I use a wireless "Mifi" metered internet connection at home and while traveling on a laptop I periodically also use on various unmetered wireless connections. Unfortunately, the DropBox desktop ...
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Win7: change “Device Stage” import to Dropbox import

As usual, Microsoft fixed for me something that did not needed fixing. When connecting a few of my cameras, I get Dropbox import, which plays nicely with my backup scheme (esp. since Dropbox ...
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Does Google Drive Support Incremental File Upload like Dropbox?

I work at an architecture firm and we currently use Dropbox to collaborate on our building models with others. Model files are often very large (200Mb to 2Gb) so Dropbox's incremental file uploading ...
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Storing a VMware vmdk (or Virtualbox, etc.) file on Dropbox?

I have a VM (VMware Fusion in this case) which I use in various places. I was thinking of putting the vmdk on Dropbox. Then depending on which system I'm on, I could fire up the VM locally and use ...
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File sync service supporting symbolic links

I wonder if any of the mainstream sync services (e.g. Dropbox and the likes) is able to sync relative symbolic links among the synced folders correctly. And by supporting I mean uploading and ...
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Dropbox created a duplicate of all files, with “._” in front of each file name

I'm having a problem with dropbox. I've recently added a user to 2 of my dropbox folders (for group works), and from then all files uploaded by anybody in those folders are "duplicated" (just once) ...
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Is it safe to use Dropbox in a shared computer?

I'm using a Windows 7 PC with 2 accounts, we are sharing the computer with another colleague, so is it safe if I sync my Dropbox on this PC? The other user cannot access my files without knowing my ...
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Windows 7 backup files to Dropbox

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and it has the option to keep my backup files to the network. But I can't understand what I should write on network location box. I want to use my Dropbox for backup. So ...
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Can I use an 128GB SD card instead of an external hard drive on mac osx

I am stuck in a situation where I need more storage on my macbook. Most of the space is used up by dropbox which is used for work and although I have tried selective sync it is getting a bit annoying. ...
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How to write html to prevent pdf from being previewed in dropbox/onedrive/google drive?

I am trying to include links to some .pdf files on my website. However, each time I click the link the file is previewed on the host website. I am trying to write the html in a way that the link, once ...
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Cloud server for KeePass synchronization

I have a KeePass password Database which I use on several computers. This database relies on a separate XML file to function. It is possible for a server to have both the XML and KDBX in the same ...
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How to set up a VPN effecting only one or few applications?

I am currently in China (and this is why I cannot just Google this question). And I am struggling with the ISPs here since they practically blocked everything from the US, including Google, Facebook, ...
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No password protection for drop box on my home computer. Once windows opens everything is available

We have an office in the home tax business using a shared NAS server. How can I protect my dropbox files from non family members if they are using our pc? example a temporary seasonal employee.
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How to make Excel use relative paths in external workbook links

Within our company we use a number of Excel workbooks that link to other Excel workbooks. With our service this is fine as everyone accesses a shared network drive and the file paths for all the ...
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Sync Desktop with Dropbox - Symlink

I tend to work almost entirely off of my desktop, and I'm attempting to simplify my workflow. I want to sync my Desktop between my Work iMac and my Mac Mini at home. I've sucessfully synced my Home ...
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Choose a subfolder to not sync in Google Drive or One Drive or Dropbox [duplicate]

I am choosing a cloud storage synchronization system that best fit my needs and, until now, none fits me. I did not figured out how to keep a subfolder not synchronized inside a synchronized folder. I ...
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Dropbox showing all black thumbnails for files/folders? [duplicate]

All the files/folders within my Dropbox are showing with black thumbnails, see the following screenshot: However, all my other files/folders (not in Dropbox) are showing with no problems, i.e. ...
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Windows 10 does not (or only partially) search Dropbox

I'm a Dropbox user on Windows 10, with automatic updates enabled. I've got some portable software installed in a folder in my Dropbox. When I hit my Windows key and start typing, for example ...
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Dropbox selective sync - is it possible to have new folders created on other devices NOT be automatically added to sync folders on current device?

For example: I have the following folders in my Dropbox: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 On PC1, I have only the following folders selected in selective sync: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 does does not sync ...
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Is it safe to mount my Truecrypt container directly from my Dropbox folder?

Apart from any discussion on if Truecrypt is still considered safe in terms of encryption (for the sake of discussion we asume it is): I'm running Linux Mint 17. I have the dropbox application ...
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Xampp Directory change in httpd.conf doesn't work on osx?

I did the following things to make xampp work with my dropbox folder on osx: Change the two lines "Document root" and "" to the corresponding Dropbox directories: DocumentRoot ...