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How to redirect calls from one hard drive to another in Windows 7?

I'm sharing a database that an app runs on in my dropbox and have symlinked the database from the roaming folder location to the dropbox location. Everything is working great but one thing. The ...
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Changing the order Of Dropbox photos

The order of the photos we have in dropbox is alphabetical according to caption rather than in the order in which they were taken. How do I change the order?
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Dropbox is slowing down right click context menu

I’m having an issue with Dropbox where the files in a git repository hosted in my Dropbox are showing a 3-7 second delay when I right click on them. I’ve ran a search on google without seeing anyone ...
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Briefly hibernate PC during dROPBOX SYNC

I'm in the middle of moving a large number of files to Dropbox from my PC laptop (running Windows 7). I'm wondering if it's safe to temporarily put my PC to hibernate while I go home, and then set it ...
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1answer
25 views

How can you circumvent Windows's 260 chars filepath in Dropbox?

Dropbox says it's limited by Windows's 260 chars file path limitation. But almost all Windows programs we use work properly with longer filepaths, so it not a Windows problem after all. Is there any ...
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1answer
2k views

Dropbox fails with “Dropbox requires administrator rights to continue, but could not elevate (unexpected error 6)” during installation

I just tried to install Dropbox on a users Windows 7 64 bit machine at work...and the installation program asked for my administrator password. When I type it in I get the error: "Dropbox ...
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3answers
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Allow dropbox through windows firewall when everything else is blocked

Using this solution I've blocked all internet access with windows firewall and made an exception to allow local subnet traffic through the firewall. How would I allow dropbox through the firewall as ...
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1answer
878 views

Skip Dropbox indexing on windows startup

I am having the following problem: When Windows 7 is started it starts up very quick (It's installed on ssd with i7 processor and 16GB of RAM and all services I don't use are disabled) but then ...
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1answer
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Dropbox Installation in single folder Windows XP & Windows 7

I have dual boot OS, Windows XP and Windows 7. I have already installed Dropbox in Windows XP. I have installed the Dropbox client in Windows 7 but when I tried moving the folder location to it, in XP ...
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1answer
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Dropbox upload slows internet speed drastically

I just added a folder with some pictures and videos (~80 MB) to my Dropbox folder. Dropbox started syncing, and the "speed for browsing" dropped to unusable (DNS resolving pretty slow, websites loaded ...
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1answer
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What kind of links (symbolic, hard, junction pts…) for multiple cloud backups?

Google-Drive's MS-Windows software doesn't follow links of any kind. Dropbox and Skydrive both - apparently, follow links. I am using MS-Windows7 64-bit professional edition. What I did was to move ...
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0answers
52 views

Why does a program (Dropbox) not load at system startup despite me checking that option in Preferences?

I'm working on a friend's computer (Win 7). My friend has the box ticked within Dropbox Preferences "Start Dropbox on system startup". Dropbox does not start up on system startup. However, it works ...
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1answer
1k views

Copying image from Dropbox to NAS results in property loss warning

I get a warning every time I try to copy any image (JPG, PNG, screenshot, camera photo, etc.) from my Dropbox to an external NAS (NetGear ReadyNAS NV+), stating: Are you sure you want to copy this ...
2
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1answer
365 views

Dropbox desktop shortcut

On Windows 7, I noticed that the Dropbox application shortcut took a few seconds to open and all it really does is open up the local folder in Windows Explorer. So I deleted the shortcut and manually ...
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2answers
1k views

How to Delete The “Move to Dropbox” Entry In The Contextual Menu?

I have noticed recently that when I right click on a file/folder in Windows 7, the contextual menu brings up an entry entitled Move to Dropbox ( enabling one to send a selected file/folder to ones ...
3
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1answer
6k views

Stop dropbox from starting on windows startup

I try to stop dropbox from running on windows 7 start up. I went to dropbox configuration and opt this option out. pressed apply. looked in cmd "msconfig" and this service wasn't there. but yet it ...
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2answers
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Permissions to allow Dropbox access but prevent Anti-virus access

My computer has some anti-virus software installed that runs constantly and checks for what it believes are malicious executables. I cannot disable or control the anti-virus software. I have dropbox ...
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1answer
131 views

How to set dropbox based syncable reminders?

I'm trying to look for a way to set reminders between my homepc and work pc. And I need it something like this: I put a text file in dropbox on homepc, and let it get uploaded to dropbox (synced) ...
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1answer
584 views

How does Dropbox work in Windows?

When a file is dropped into Dropbox's sync folder, is that file actually still stored locally on my hard drive, or is it some type of hologram? I keep a number of ebooks synched across devices with ...
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1answer
105 views

Dropbox folder sharing - options for email address is not there after upgrade to windows 7

I have just been upgraded to Windows 7. Now my Dropbox folders are no longer sharing, and the option to share with another email address is no longer there?
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1answer
112 views

whole volume private Dropbox with Windows 7 [closed]

I want to setup full volume file mirroring from a client computer to a server computer. In my imagination the end result is something slightly comparable to both RAID1 and dropbox. I have listed a ...
1
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0answers
188 views

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 ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Dropbox blocks Windows Explorer - some way to deactivate its Windows Explorer Shell integration?

As soon as Dropbox is uploading or downloading files, my Windows Explorer windows become nearly unresponsive, or at least very slow. Unless I deactivate Dropbox's synchronization, I'm constantly ...
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0answers
82 views

Adding Virtual Library and/or Virtual Folder to latest Photo Gallery on Windows 7

How to make nested Library in windows 7? and Is it possible to have nested libraries in Windows 7? were both wanting to have Nested Libraries. Clearly this is not possible, but it is possible to ...
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2answers
2k views

Can't change Dropbox's Autoplay settings

Every time I plug in my USB memory stick, Dropbox instantly starts scanning for and uploading photos from it. I do not want it to do this and I want to get a Windows prompt upon any media being ...
4
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1answer
3k views

Dropbox says it cannot sync a file due to space constraints

I ran past my storage allocation with Dropbox yesterday. After cleaning-up my folder, I have plenty of space again. However, Dropbox shows that it cannot sync a file because there is no space, yet ...
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2answers
552 views

Dropbox indicates a file is uploading, though all files and folders have green checks

How can I reset the Dropbox app to stop saying it's uploading when all the files in my folder are showing up everywhere else, and none of the other instances show uploads? the message I see is: ...
3
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1answer
628 views

Portable apps, Dropbox & default programs?

Currently I'm using Sublime Text 2 portable & I have put it inside dropbox to sync with my work PC. The problem is I can't set it as a default program to open HTML/CSS/PHP etc.. files, whenever I ...
1
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1answer
609 views

Automatically saving the desktop and documents folders to the cloud in Windows 7

Background I have downloaded and installed the clients for Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. I save a lot of documents to ...
2
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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 ...
4
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3answers
4k views

How to set up a centralized backup server with lots of offsite workstations, intermittent internet connectivity, and stubborn users?

This might be an impossible question. Context: We have a bunch of computers across around 1000 users. We have a centralized office where 900 of the users work, most of the time. Most of the ...
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2answers
4k views

How to accessing Dropbox files system from Windows 7 Explorer?

Webfolders do not work with dropbox (or how to enable?) WebDAV is not supported i used dropdav but they promised to be free as long as Dropbox provides free access but immediately started charging ...
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1answer
317 views

Is it necessary to share every underlying folder in a Dropbox shared folder?

I have one Dropbox (I suppose) shared between my business account / PC and my wife's account / PC running Windows XP and a laptop with Windows 7. I created a folder and shared this one with both (or ...
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2answers
1k views

Can't delete ._Icon from Dropbox in Windows

I used Dropbox on mac recently and that Synced some files with windows. Now I'm not using a mac anymore and there's a file named ._Icon that refuses to go away. I am not able to delete it, nor am I ...
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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 ...
3
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2answers
3k views

How to sync files on Windows 7 so Dropbox notices the changes

I want a file on my hard drive in Windows 7 to sync to my public dropbox folder. I can do this with: mklink /H "c:\dropbox\Public\test.txt" "c:\data\test.txt" And the first time after I do this, ...
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1answer
1k views

Eclipse, workspaces, DropBox and source control

Eclipse has an idea I've always been kinda uncomfortable with - the idea of the workspace. The workspace is that folder you store ALL your projects in. You cannot store projects outside the ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Sharing a Dropbox folder with Host & Guest OS (Virtual Box)

I am using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu as a guest OS. I have installed the Guest OS Additions and know how to share folders and automatically mount them. My question is out of pure curiosity. ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Keep Dropbox folder location common in Windows and in Ubuntu

What I'm trying to do is pretty tricky that Dropbox client is not allowing me to do. I have dual-boot computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10, now, my dropbox account (with 4 GB of space) has 500 MB ...
7
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1answer
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Is having a Firefox profile in the Dropbox a good combination?

I was pretty excited to see sites as Lifehacker and such say how Dropbox can also do synchronisation for Firefox for us. It would also allow me to sync extensions and configuration settings. After ...
6
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2answers
6k views

How do I remove the Never-Ending Dropbox Folder?

I don't know if this is an error with eclipse or dropbox, but I seem to be unable to delete a file folder within my dropbox folder. Somehow, there was a creation of over 8300 file folders, all ...
0
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2answers
7k views

Dropbox installed, but don't see any folder for it

I installed Dropbox latest version from: http://www.dropbox.com/install But after the installation was completed, I see now folder or network drive in my Windows Explorer. (I have Windows 7 - 32 bit ...
5
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1answer
6k views

Dropbox failing to update?

I have two PC's at home. One XP the other Windows 7-64bit. I have a word document that I edit on either PC - to enable this I have the file stored in a Dropbox folder. This usually works fine - but ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Can two people share two Dropbox accounts on a single Windows user account?

my partner and i share a computer (windows 7) and have just one user profile, so we don't have to log in and out all the time, can we both install dropbox and have two different dropbox folders for ...
4
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3answers
517 views

How to know the version of the installed Dropbox application?

I've look through the Prefences box and the notification icon's context menu but found nowhere to see the current version of the application. Do you see it elsewhere? My OS: Windows 7
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7answers
994 views

Is there any tool that automatically puts screenshots to my Dropbox?

I'm looking for an easy tool to grab screenshots and put them in my public Dropbox folder. Preferably it would also give me the direct sharing url. Bonus points for suggestions that let me select an ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Is there a way to shutdown the computer when Dropbox finishes synching?

We are using Dropbox and sometimes put large files in it. And our connection is not fast enough. So we want the computer to shutdown when Dropbox finishes its work. Is there a way to do this? In ...
7
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1answer
2k views

How can I throttle down Dropbox's IO operations?

Empirical evidence suggests that Dropbox's indexing at startup time is the main source of slowdown for my Windows 7 partition -- things grind down to a crawl when the indexing is in progress and ...
6
votes
2answers
329 views

Dropbox files in another location to norm

I use dropbox and very happy with it. The only drawback I have with it is that I must place the files I want to share in the My Dropbox folder. Is there anyway I can place the files in another ...