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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, ...
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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 ...