Cross-platform file syncing program for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and various mobile devices.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
5 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
7 views

Listening to music in the background [migrated]

In my Samsung with Android, when I open an MP3 file from the Dropbox folder, I hear the music, but when I go to another application, the music stops. Is there a way to listen to the music in the ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Downloading all my Dropbox files to my Android [migrated]

On my Samsung tablet with Android, I installed a Dropbox app. It shows me all my files, but when I try to open a file for the first time, it has to connect to the Internet to download it. Since ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Is there any way to transfer my files from my onedrive account to dropbox account without downloading them first? [on hold]

Can I transfer directly without downloadind them to my computer first?
0
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

Mirror files within Dropbox

I have a project folder in Dropbox where I have source files and exports of those files. The exports should be used in a third pary application which is synced to a specific folder in Dropbox. Here's ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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). ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
38 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Disable selective sync dropbox

I have up until now been using selective sync on my mac. I now want to disable selective sync so that I sync all folders, including new ones created from other devices. The mac dropbox ui enables me ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
70 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
175 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
170 views

Synology and Dropbox

I'm planning to buy a Synology NAS to use as an always-on media server. I currently have all my photos and music in my Dropbox folder on two Macs, and would like to simply mirror them onto the NAS as ...
0
votes
1answer
652 views

Error message - folder too large to download

I`m trying to download everything I put on Dropbox to filter out copied etc. I have downloaded a folder, no problem, but another folder and I get the message that the folder is too large to download. ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Automatically create sub-albums from subdirectories in Dropbox (like the old Photos feature)

The old Photos folder in Dropbox automatically created albums (thumbnail browsing, etc) for all of its contents recursively. What's the best way to get this functionality now that Dropbox has ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Files created in terminal are hidden in Dropbox

When I create text files in the terminal echo "TEXT" > ~/Dropbox/test.txt These files are hidden when Dropbox is accessed from another device. File permissions are set to 777.
0
votes
1answer
74 views

If my external hard drive letter changed, is relinking my dropbox account the right action?

I use dropbox on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. My dropbox account folder is located on an external hard drive. I rebooted the computer and the external hard drive letter changed, which caused the ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

What files can be removed when using dropbox on an external hard drive?

I read on https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/89 : If the external drive is disconnected from the computer while Dropbox is running, there's a small chance that the application will start deleting ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

wget stops downloading: Cannot write to `-' (success)

Please have in mind that I don't know anything about servers, nor any of its vocabulary, I am a simple web coder, trying to figure my way on the universe! I'm trying to link dropbox on my server, I am ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

Sync a single folder with Dropbox (or similar service), without allowing other users access to entire Dropbox

I use Dropbox to sync almost all of my documents, work and personal. I also have a bunch of MATLAB routines that I'd like to sync with other users of a lab that I work at. In the lab, I only want the ...
0
votes
0answers
224 views

Dropbox SSL Certificate issue on OS X in both Chrome and Safari

Currently unable to connect to www.dropbox.com via https. This is only happening on one machine on the network. The machine is running OS X 10.6.8. Safari gives - When trying to connect in chrome ...
-1
votes
4answers
37 views

Keep two files in sync on the same device

I have a file that is my master library of all references (in BibTeX). When I start a new research project, I place a copy of that master library in the project folder to allow me to cite it. The ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

Can dropbox pick up 2 folders on different locations on the same machine and sync under the same account?

I use dropbox and my main folder resides D: local drive on a win 7 machine. I have linked a linux machine's folders at Z:, I would like to have those folders to be included in my dropbox too. Is there ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How to safely copy Dropbox/.dropbox and Dropbox/.dropbox.cache?

I have a large Dropbox/ directory and I have copied it to a new computer which I have not linked to my Dropbox account. Before linking, should I do anything to the Dropbox/.dropbox and ...
1
vote
2answers
223 views

How to get the URL of Dropbox file from command line?

I would like to know if I can get the URL of a file to share in my Dropbox folder from command line. I would avoid to open the web browser every time.
0
votes
2answers
21 views

Problems with Dropbox merging files

I'm trying to work on a powerpoint presentation with other people. We are all enabled to edit the file, however when the upload our updated presentation it overrides the previous persons work and ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

Dropbox permissions issue, elementary OS

Using elementary OS Freya x64 on my laptop I wanted to install Dropbox now. I also use windows 8 on another partition, where dropbox was already installed and working. To not waste space I used this ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Print Screen key stopped working [duplicate]

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and the Print Screen key stopped working: no image is put in the keyboard when I hit Print Key. Nothing happen when I hit Alt + Print Key either. The issue affects ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

How to sync okular annotations between Windows and Linux using Dropbox?

Is there some way I can make Okular store metadata (specifically annotations) in Dropbox, so it is read by Okular regardless of which computer I am using. For example, I have a Linux laptop with lots ...
8
votes
3answers
5k views

Access iCloud Drive via terminal

OS X 10.10 was just released, and one of the features I personally awaited the most was iCloud Drive. Unfortunately, I had to learn that it was not as accessible as Dropbox. file ~/Dropbox ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

What triggers dropbox on fedora to upload files?

I am writing a computer simulation on a Fedora system, but wants to postprocess the data using MATLAB on a windows installation. My method for transferring files is Dropbox since the two computers are ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Dropbox asks me for password and resync on DropBox start

Everytime I start the Dropbox app (version 2.10.41) on Mac OS X (version 10.9.5) it asks me to log in and after login it starts to sync and tells me that my computer is linked successfully. This ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Mega: direct download link for shared file

With Dropbox you can create a link that starts a download directly when opened in a browser. So if you receive an e-mail with a link in the body, clicking the link starts the download directly, ...
0
votes
2answers
248 views

Sync folder using Dropbox/Copy/OneDrive without putting the folder there

I tried looking for answer, but I couldn't really form my question... So for example, I want to have a folder synced to the cloud in my Dropbox/Copy/Google Drive/OneDrive account, and right now if I ...