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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Will I lose Dropbox referal space if I downgrade from a Paid account [closed]

I currently have 13 GB of free Dropbox space. I am extremely enticed by getting a TB for $100, and ditching iPhoto/Picasa etc. If it doesn't work like I anticipate and downgrade my back to a free ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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Case sensitivity problems when syncing Eclipse project on Mac and Windows

I work on Java projects in Eclipse and sync them through Dropbox. However, every time I modified some Java files in Eclipse on Windows, the corresponding file on Mac will be changed to all-lowercase ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Correct files found by “Bad Files Check” in Dropbox

I have a Dropbox account that has numerous files reported as "bad" via: https://www.dropbox.com/bad_files_check As there are a couple of hundred files that are invalid is there any automated way to ...
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DropBox / Google Drive stopped working simultaneously

I noticed recently that both DropBox and Google Drive stopped syncing several days ago on my desktop at work (Win 7 64 bit). The last successful sync for both was sometime on Sep 30. At first both ...
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OSX - Schedule programs to start at night, close in morning

On Mac OSX, is there a program or method I could use to start an application (say Dropbox) at around 9pm at night and then close the application in the morning (say 9am). I've found Dropbox is making ...
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Dropbox folder under Program Files

are there any ways that we can change the Dropbox folder under the Program Files folder in Win 7? I use a desktop PC with only permissions to store file under the folder Program Files/MyApp . ...
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What happens to a synchronized Dropbox folder if all files of my PC are suddenly deleted?

I noticed that if I delete some files from my synchronized Dropbox folder it removes the files from the Internet also and I don't have access to them from any other device anymore. Then, following ...
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Windows Search does not index SSMS SQL files in Dropbox

Running Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit), the Windows Search fails to find SSMS SQL files saved to a default location that ends up in Dropbox. Some details: My Documents live under a dropbox-controller ...
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Dropbox - no local copy, possible?

Arch user here. I wanted to use DropBox to free some space from my SSD. Is it possible to use DropBox in the same manner as I am currently using their web interface? So, the question again: I don't ...
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Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
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Dropbox Uninstalled Itself Again

This is a second time within 6 months this happens. I was doing my work when navigated to Dropbox folder on PC and noticed empty icons in place of files. There were file names with extension visible ...
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Dropbox app doesn't sync in Windows Desktop

I am a Dropbox user with the Dropbox client installed in a macosx, and I shared a folder with a friend of mine (he uses a Dropbox client in Windows). The files are not updated to him anymore in ...
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What does the argument --client=2 do in Dropbox?

I have just installed and launched Dropbox. I see: What does the argument --client=2 do? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Why does synchronizing 1.4 TB of data with my Dropbox account result in over 28 TB of IO read?

I tried to sync 4.4 millions of files (totaling ~1.4 TB) with my Dropbox account. I noticed a pretty high amount of IO read (28 TB) when the files were being synchronized, is there any reason why? ...
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Is there a way to turn off notifications for certain users when adding a file to Dropbox?

I want to add a file to Dropbox which is shared with so many others. But I do not want to notify them. Is there anyway to accomplish this?
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Where can I find syncing rules for dropbox?

I use my dropbox from multiple computers. After using dropbox for years, I am still not sure when exactly dropbox deletes (uploads) a file from (to) the cloud in a multi-device scenario. I'd ...
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Which Dropbox icon is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Since Windows can only handle 15 icon overlay identifiers and the rest get ignored I though I can move the ones I want to the top and only have the ones I need. In terms of Tortoise SVN it's very ...
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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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Sync a single file in three different Dropbox folders

I am working on a document for my internship. I keep my project group and my teachers updated on my progress by uploading that same document to shared folders with them. Is there a way that I can ...
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Getting more details about “applying selective sync” in Dropbox

When I change the selective sync parameters in Dropbox, it sometimes takes a while to apply the settings: Is there any way to get more details on the current action (e.g. which file is being ...
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What exactly does Dropbox do when it syncs?

When I upload or create folders on a system I have configured with Dropbox, what exactly happens on my other systems equipped with that same Dropbox account? By that, I mean: does Dropbox download a ...
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Keep a folder in my Dropbox account while moving it somewhere else on my hard drive

Folder X is in the Dropbox folder and is synchronized with my Dropbox account. I would like to keep this folder in my Dropbox account while moving it somewhere else on my hard drive (I don't want it ...
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Can't upgrade Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 server

Every time I run dropbox update I get the following error. Yeah, no idea what that means. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1436, in <module> ret = ...
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Is it possible to “mount” a shared folder as subdirectory in my Dropbox account?

Example: I have a dropbox with several folders. One of these folders is called "shared-to-me". My friend, Fred shared his "party-videos" folder to me. I want to "mount" this inside my "shared-to-me" ...
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How can I see how much space I am using on my Dropbox for Business account?

I can see how much space I use in my personal account, but for Business account I only see the space used by all users, not just me: The only way I have found so far is re-installing Dropbox, and ...
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Can I reduce the length of the Dropbox folder name on Windows?

My Dropbox Folder name is "Dropbox (Personal)"" That's a bit too long for me as Windows have a 255 Character File Path Limit. Is there any way to shorten it? ("Move" only allows me to change the ...
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Dropbox and OneDrive

I use Windows 8.1 and recently created a short video presentation (mp4 file) which is 1.3Gb. Just tried to upload to DropBox which was taking HOURS, then tried to upload to OneDrive with no success ...
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Installing Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 x64: permissions error

So I'm trying to install Dropbox (as root) following the seemingly easy instructions on dropbox.com: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - ...
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Which direction should symlinks for Dropbox go?

I've been using Dropbox to keep files such as .bashrc and .inputrc in sync between multiple computers. The way I have been doing this was to have the files located in the dropbox folder and then ...
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Revert whole Dropbox folder to previous state (Packrat)

I'm using Dropbox's Packrat feature that stores all previous versions of a file, and allows me to restore a deleted file. Is there a way to restore a complete folder to a previous state, for example ...
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Giving an Android device an access to only one folder

I have an Android camera. I want it to upload pictures to Dropbox automatically. The official Dropbox app provides that. But, I want my camera to have access ONLY to the folder that it uploads to, and ...