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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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93 views

Can't get dropbox to move to Root on OSX?

I want to move my dropbox folder from HDD/users/pete2k/dropbox to HDD/dropbox however whenever I try and do this using the 'gear icon' --> 'Dropbox location' I get an error saying... Can't create ...
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How to stop sync file when using dropbox(not pause and resume, I want to quit)

I am trying to upload an file to dropbox, but it takes over 8hrs. So I want to quit and place my file back. However, I can see only 'resume' and 'pause', no 'quit':< I already tried shutdown ...
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Windows in Parallels: Can a Windows virus destroy my Mac files?

I've mac book pro with OS X 10.9.1 On this machine I've installed Windows 8.1 in Parallels. If I get a virus on Windows can it destroy my files on my Mac? For example I see that my Dropbox from my ...
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99 views

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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120 views

View/edit Mac OS X's Finder labels from a Windows PC

Is it possible to view and/or edit the Mac's Finder labels (applied to folders and/or files) from a Windows PC? We are sharing files via Dropbox and it'd be nice if the few Windows users we have ...
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103 views

How can I get Dropbox not to sync a particular folder that doesn't have read permissions?

I am using Dropbox 2.4.10 on OS X. I use Spotlight with an encfs-encrypted folder inside my Dropbox, which is mounted with the -o local option to get it to work on OS X 10.9 (see here). As a result, ...
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Cloud encryption - offline usage in mobile

I really apreciate the benefit of cloud storage, but I'm considering to put an dditional layer of encryption between me and my provider. I want to sync a directory between a tablet(ipad), a ...
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1answer
685 views

Using Dropbox from the command line on OSX

I recently discovered these fantastic instructions on using Dropbox from the command line. I currently use the Dropbox GUI, but a command line option would be very useful. Unfortunately, the script ...
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1answer
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Do symbolic links work both directions?

I created a symbolic link between a folder on my local computer and DropBox. If I modify files in the linked folder on Dropbox from another computer, will those new/modified files also be pushed into ...
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How to stop and start dropbox.app in Apple Terminal?

How to stop / start dropbox in the Apple Terminal? dropbox stop works when using Oracle Linux, but not within Mac OS 10.6.8.
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
17 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
1k views

Starting Dropbox on OS X through SSH without needing to log in to desktop

Is there a way to start the Dropbox syncing client through SSH? I already have the desktop version of Dropbox installed. However, I am using SSH to connect to the machine and if I restart the ...
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1answer
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Vim no longer prompts for encryption key when reading encrypted file; why not, and how can I get this restored?

I recently began using Vim to encrypt text files (by using the :X command and entering an encryption key at the prompt). As documented, Vim then prompts for that key when I reopen the file and ...
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2answers
769 views

How can I make sure an app registers with Mountain Lion's Notification Center?

I own two Macs with an identical set of apps that both have the latest version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2). On one Mac, many of these apps register with Notification Center (NC). On the other, many do ...
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1answer
962 views

Google Drive desktop client not updating existing files from other users

I've looked around and there doesn't really seem to be any troubleshooting information for the Google Drive desktop client. It all assumes you are using Google Docs on the web. Anyway, my team is ...
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235 views

Dropbox account used on two computers different folder sizes

I have my Dropbox account setup on an iMac and a MacBook Air. When I check the folder size of a folder on the Dropbox account in Finder on the iMac it will say the file size is about 45,9 MB while on ...
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2answers
4k views

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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1answer
4k views

How to export all notes in OS X/iOS Notes.app?

I used to take all my notes on my iPhone and iPad in Notes.app. I recently switched and take all my notes using various text editors and store the notes in my Dropbox. However, my old notes I used to ...
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1answer
369 views

Can I upload attachments to Dropbox from Mail.app?

Now that Google has bought Sparrow, and Sparrow for OS X is likely to be gutted soon, I'm contemplating going back to Apple's Mail.app. However, one of the best features I've found in Sparrow is the ...
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2answers
731 views

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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1answer
289 views

How to de-dupe identical photos that have a slightly different file size?

I imported many photos using the new "camera import" feature of Dropbox. Many of those were duplicates of photos previously imported by direct copying from the camera. Strangely, the Dropbox import ...
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2answers
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Is it possible use Dropbox as my OSX Time machine backup drive?

Is it possible use Dropbox as my OSX Time machine backup drive? I am thinking of getting Dropbox Pro.
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10k views

Dropbox context menu missing in OS X

Problem My Dropbox context menu is missing in OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8). While the Dropbox service runs normally, Finder doesn't show the icons and also doesn't give me the ability to browse files ...
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App to share links, files and screenshots with a friend, the interactive way

The kind of app I'm looking for is pretty specific. So please read the whole paragraph before answering. -- The idea is to have a "tunnel", or a pipe, between two users. We are talking about a ...
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2answers
4k views

Best way to restrict access to a folder in Dropbox

I currently run a business with around 10 staff members and we currently use Dropbox Pro 100GB to share all of our files. It works very well and is inexpensive, however, I am taking on a number of ...
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3answers
769 views

Dropbox sync alike app, that use own web server [closed]

Is there any Dropbox sync alike app , that can -use own ftp server -sync like Dropbox(if there is a change is local drive then auto upload to the ftp server)
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1answer
341 views

Did Lion eat Excel

I'm running on OSX 10.7.3 using Microsoft Office 2008 (with the latest updates). Recently, Excel started crashing on startup. It happens so fast it is hard for me to detect what's going on but ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
3k views

How to sync OS X desktop to Dropbox?

How can I sync all my Desktop files to Dropbox, so that my desktop still feels, looks and works like a normal Desktop?
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2answers
2k views

Using only the Dropbox folders vs. symlinks on OS X

I'm a Dropbox user working in a Mac environment. I'm experimenting with two different ways to sync two computers via Dropbox and also get the benefits of multiple off-site backup. I need advice on ...
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1answer
347 views

Fast way to migrate dropbox

I have Dropbox installed on my laptop and my old desktop with 15.6 GB of data. Typically when I reinstall the operating system on either machine I would leave the other one on so it would sync over ...
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1answer
480 views

Restore Default OSX Home Folder Icons

I want to keep folders such as Pictures and Documents in my home folder in sync between computers; at the moment, I'm using Dropbox to do this. On Computer A I added a symlink to the folders in my ...
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How to find my stolen Macbook

A friend of mine just had her Macbook stolen. Her Dropbox account is still working on the Macbook, so she can see each time the Macbook comes online, and she can get its IP address. She has given ...
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3answers
547 views

How can I prevent a disk image from unmounting in OS X?

I would like to use a case-sensitive and encrypted disk-image for my development work. I need some folders inside it to be Dropbox-ed (using symlinks). However if I accidentally unmount the dmg, ...
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1answer
369 views

Share two Dropbox accounts?

How can I synchronize on my computer two different dropbox accounts? I share one privately and one with my office.
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1answer
554 views

Keep connection to external HDD alive on Mac OSX

Currently I have an external hdd connected to my Mac Mini and (as a temporary measure) we are backing this up to Dropbox using a Symbolic Link. This works fine but the main problem is when the ...
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1answer
434 views

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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2answers
6k views

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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1answer
519 views

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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3answers
884 views

AppleScript problem: 'do shell script' with backslashes '/'

I am trying to create an applet which takes the selected items in the Finder and creates a ist of RTF links in the clipboard, using AppleScript. The code is : tell application "Finder" to set s to ...
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1answer
2k views

Equivalent for Windows 7 “mklink” on OS X?

Is there a feature on OS X that does the same as mklink under Windows 7? It can create symbolic links and hard links. I have just read about this tool to have Dropbox sync an application folder by ...
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1answer
171 views

Idisk Sync - Progress on 4GB Encrypted Volume

I'm trying to gauge the progress on a 4gb truecrypt volume I'm putting on my idisk. The progress indicator only has one item and perpetually stays at 0%. Is there any way to know how much of the file ...
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1answer
733 views

Problems with iBank and Dropbox

Kind of an odd question for you; I'm trying to fix something that a friend of mine did to her computer. She uses iBank, and recently has been using Dropbox. She tried to back up her iBank info to ...
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3answers
3k views

Syncing aliases via Dropbox and having them work on both Macs

I'm currently syncing my Desktop folder between two Macs using Dropbox. The Desktop folder in my Mac's user folder is an alias to the folder in my Dropbox. This works fine. On one Mac, I created an ...
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4answers
946 views

What functionality does Dropbox provide that Evernote does not?

I currently use Evernote as a catch-all storage system, note-taking app, and file transfer system. What, if anything, would Dropbox add to my capabilities? (If it matters, I'm an OSX/iphone/ipad ...