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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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Will deleting Dropbox files on my Mac affect other linked devices?

Just recently ended a job and all my previous bosses files are linked to my computer through Dropbox. I have deleted the Dropbox application but they remain on my computer, I just want to be certain ...
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Does Dropbox store my password on my computer?

About a year ago I changed my Dropbox password and lost access to the email address my Dropbox account was associated with in the same day due to a rather acrimonious end to my employment. I almost ...
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Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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Can I delete the “left over” files which are selectively not-synced in Dropbox?

To save space on my local OS X harddrive, I've unselected several folders in the Selective Sync setting of Dropbox. Now, in Finder on my local machine, those folders have a minus sign next to them, ...
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looking to sync icloud / drop box at a specific time ( to take advantage of lower cost internet between midnight and 6am)

i'm being killed with upload volumes and have identified it's probably my drop box files, photos, etc being synced. I've had a look at IFTTT and can't find a way via a recipe. Any ideas? (Other than ...
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How can I run Dropbox on Mac OS X Mountain Lion without logging in?

I'm using Dropbox to sync files to my web site, which is running on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Problem is, if I am not logged in, Dropbox isn't running and as a result any changes I make to my web site ...
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is there a Diff tool for dropbox for Mac?

Is there a dropbox diff tool/app for Mac? So what I mean here in an app that highlights visually the difference between versions in a text file you have on dropbox. It would typically have two ...
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How do I share files wirelessly between two Macs when I don't “have permission” to read the files?

So I followed the Migration Assistant instructions that say to go to the System Preferences on both computers, enable "file sharing", and then add the files in question to the Public Folder on the ...
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Select file from cloud to upload in browser?

Is there any such extension or plugin available for macs that let you browse your cloud files and select them in finder without actually keeping a copy of these files on your computer. For example, ...
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Any way to prevent Dropbox from opening the Camera Uploads folder when an iPhone is connected?

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook Pro, Dropbox always launches its Camera Uploads folder in Finder. Is there any way to turn this off (some command I can run in Terminal, perhaps)? EDIT: To be ...
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Dropbox causes high CPU usage on Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)

Dropbox will occasionally use around 100% of the CPU. Why is this happening and how do I fix it? From searching around, it seems like it's not an uncommon problem.
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Getting Windows to upload .App files as binary file to Dropbox?

I notice that whenever I downloaded a .App or compiled a .App file into my Dropbox folder on Windows, Windows uploads the .App file as a folder to Dropbox. So when my Mac downloads the .App file ...
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How do I back up all my email messages from Mail to Dropbox?

My goal is: Take all of my email messages in Mac Mail, and compress them into one file. Upload that file into Dropbox. Even if I do not use Macs in the future, I should be able to see all my ...
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Sync two home directories between macbook dropbox and hackintosh

I have a 100gb pro account with Dropbox and i want to sync all or select files in my home directory between two mac's. The way i've thought of this I only have two options.. My question is: is there ...
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Something like Dropbox for local use with a NAS as storage server

I am looking for a solution to sync folder pairs between a NAS and multiple local macs. Each of the macs could edit files and the other macs should then get synced automatically. Basically my own ...
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How to restart syncing of the Dropbox folder on Mac?

I'm having problems with Dropbox, as it is constantly syncing data and eating up my CPU. How do I restart syncing of the Dropbox folder? I guess there must be a metadata file that I should delete, ...
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S3 based dropbox like program for mac os and windows [closed]

I use dropbox to sync file between several computers. It does the job quite well but it have several disadvantages: Storing files on S3 is much cheaper (I need about 10Gb for all my shared files) ...
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1answer
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How can I back up the Documents folder on my Macbook?

I don't want to use Dropbox because I don't want to sync a separate folder - I just want to sync the Documents folder that already exists in ~/Zachary/Documents. Any tool recommendations? Ideally ...
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3answers
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How to set up multiple users on the same computer using the same DropBox folder?

I am running DropBox on a few computers, but one of those computers (a Mac) I have multiple accounts on. One account is for general usage and the other account is for software development. I'd like ...
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Dropbox eats my files! Random deletes from Mac client

For months, I've been fighting one Mac machine that syncs with my dropbox account. I have sync to several Windows, Linux and OSX clients, and only one of them exhibits this problem. Basically, it ...
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Dropbox changes file permission

I'm using Dropbox to synchronize files between my MacBook and my iMac. My problem is, that Dropbox changes the file permission during synchronization from 0755 to 0644 and vice versa. And I'm ...
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1answer
603 views

Mac. Auto-quit specific programs after system inactivity

Problem: Programs like Things and Together do not like to be open in two locations so while Dropbox is great for some things it is less than ideal for these. Data loss could occur. So using those on ...
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1answer
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How do I get Dropbox to do selective sync?

I managed to set up selective sync in Dropbox once before but now I can't work out how I did it. I want to set Dropbox to "selective sync" so that I don't end up with all my personal files on my work ...
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Syncing iTunes between Mac and Windows using DropBox?

How do I sync iTunes library files (xml, itl) and music files/folders between these two different operating systems with different folder structures? I currently keep both the library files and the ...
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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552 views

Using FileVault and online backup on OS X

I use Carbonite for offsite backup, and am considering turing on FileVault on my Mac. If I do so, what will happen to my Carbonite backup? Will Carbonite have to redo the entire backup? Does ...
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Dropbox still “initializing” and won't sync

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and have been using Dropbox without any issues. However, for some reason it has suddenly stopped working. I've tried the following: Ran disk utility/repair permissions ...
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How Can I Limit the Amount of RAM a Mac OS Application Can Use?

I installed dropbox and it has terrible memory management. It often uses 3GB out of my 4GB of RAM. Is there any way to limit the app memory usage? I would like to never allow more than 250 MB of ...
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Rosetta Stone data on Dropbox

I'm currently trying to learn a new language using Rosetta Stone. Given that I have 2 computers (mac desktop and laptop), I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to have the data files in ...
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How do sparse bundles get corrupted and can they be fixed?

I am warming up to Mac OS X sparse disk image bundles: This is a virtual file system stored as a collection of small (up to 8MB) files in a folder. This way, you can have encrypted HFS+ volumes stored ...