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Storing a VMware vmdk (or Virtualbox, etc.) file on Dropbox?

I have a VM (VMware Fusion in this case) which I use in various places. I was thinking of putting the vmdk on Dropbox. Then depending on which system I'm on, I could fire up the VM locally and use ...
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File sync service supporting symbolic links

I wonder if any of the mainstream sync services (e.g. Dropbox and the likes) is able to sync relative symbolic links among the synced folders correctly. And by supporting I mean uploading and ...
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Dropbox created a duplicate of all files, with “._” in front of each file name

I'm having a problem with dropbox. I've recently added a user to 2 of my dropbox folders (for group works), and from then all files uploaded by anybody in those folders are "duplicated" (just once) ...
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Is it safe to use Dropbox in a shared computer?

I'm using a Windows 7 PC with 2 accounts, we are sharing the computer with another colleague, so is it safe if I sync my Dropbox on this PC? The other user cannot access my files without knowing my ...
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Windows 7 backup files to Dropbox

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and it has the option to keep my backup files to the network. But I can't understand what I should write on network location box. I want to use my Dropbox for backup. So ...
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Can I use an 128GB SD card instead of an external hard drive on mac osx

I am stuck in a situation where I need more storage on my macbook. Most of the space is used up by dropbox which is used for work and although I have tried selective sync it is getting a bit annoying. ...
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How to write html to prevent pdf from being previewed in dropbox/onedrive/google drive?

I am trying to include links to some .pdf files on my website. However, each time I click the link the file is previewed on the host website. I am trying to write the html in a way that the link, once ...
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Cloud server for KeePass synchronization

I have a KeePass password Database which I use on several computers. This database relies on a separate XML file to function. It is possible for a server to have both the XML and KDBX in the same ...
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How to set up a VPN effecting only one or few applications?

I am currently in China (and this is why I cannot just Google this question). And I am struggling with the ISPs here since they practically blocked everything from the US, including Google, Facebook, ...
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No password protection for drop box on my home computer. Once windows opens everything is available

We have an office in the home tax business using a shared NAS server. How can I protect my dropbox files from non family members if they are using our pc? example a temporary seasonal employee.
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How to make Excel use relative paths in external workbook links

Within our company we use a number of Excel workbooks that link to other Excel workbooks. With our service this is fine as everyone accesses a shared network drive and the file paths for all the ...
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Sync Desktop with Dropbox - Symlink

I tend to work almost entirely off of my desktop, and I'm attempting to simplify my workflow. I want to sync my Desktop between my Work iMac and my Mac Mini at home. I've sucessfully synced my Home ...
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Choose a subfolder to not sync in Google Drive or One Drive or Dropbox [duplicate]

I am choosing a cloud storage synchronization system that best fit my needs and, until now, none fits me. I did not figured out how to keep a subfolder not synchronized inside a synchronized folder. I ...
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Dropbox showing all black thumbnails for files/folders? [duplicate]

All the files/folders within my Dropbox are showing with black thumbnails, see the following screenshot: However, all my other files/folders (not in Dropbox) are showing with no problems, i.e. ...
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Windows 10 does not (or only partially) search Dropbox

I'm a Dropbox user on Windows 10, with automatic updates enabled. I've got some portable software installed in a folder in my Dropbox. When I hit my Windows key and start typing, for example ...
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Dropbox selective sync - is it possible to have new folders created on other devices NOT be automatically added to sync folders on current device?

For example: I have the following folders in my Dropbox: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 On PC1, I have only the following folders selected in selective sync: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 does does not sync ...
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Is it safe to mount my Truecrypt container directly from my Dropbox folder?

Apart from any discussion on if Truecrypt is still considered safe in terms of encryption (for the sake of discussion we asume it is): I'm running Linux Mint 17. I have the dropbox application ...
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Xampp Directory change in httpd.conf doesn't work on osx?

I did the following things to make xampp work with my dropbox folder on osx: Change the two lines "Document root" and "" to the corresponding Dropbox directories: DocumentRoot ...
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Backup Dropbox files to local hard disk drive

I want to backup all the stuff from by Dropbox folder into an archive once a week. For this I have an Banana Pi with Bananain Linux. Is there a way to download all files from my Dropbox account with ...
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Dropbox snyc with Onedrive

I want to sync my dropbox with my onedrive. Actually i want to make onedrive my primary storage. Example: Someone send me dropbox file link and i will open the link and click save to my dropbox then ...
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How to disable the “Meet the Dropbox badge” dialog?

Lately, a dropbox dialogbox that says "Meet the Dropbox badge" pops up randomly when I move my mouse towards the right side of the screen. The dialog box looks like this: It's kind of disturbing, ...
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Dropbox is slowing Windows explorer

I've found out that Dropbox is really and I mean really affecting Windows explorer performance. I'm using Windows Explorer as primary explorer in Windows. Dropbox is adding some extensions to it - ...
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Computer died. How do I prevent access to my dropbox data? [closed]

Computer died. How do I protect dropbox on my hard drive without destroying it?
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Amending a custom context menu command for moving files to a custom Dropbox folder

How do I change this context menu command to open a single explorer window even if multiple files have been selected? The code below effectively moves the files selected to a custom folder in ...
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Sync NAS (OMV) with OneDrive or DropBox

I have installed a NAS to my network, to backup all my files there, with OpenMediaVault. My question is if there is any possible way to sync a shared folder from that server, to an online cloud ...
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Roaming profile errors with shared Dropbox folders on Windows 10

Existing environment is Windows 7/Windows 8.1 with roaming profiles hosted on a Windows 2012 server. Works fine. Test Windows 10 Pro VM built and logged on with existing domain account. When the ...
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Dropbox on Ubuntu without screen

I'm trying to use Dropbox on my Ubuntu 14.04 and I've a very strange behavior. When I installed the computer, everything is alright. But when I use my computer without plugging a monitor, Dropbox ...
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Where does the Windows 8 Dropbox App store its files?

Where does the Windows 8 Dropbox App store its files? I mean the user files, not the program files. I want an answer for the App, not the desktop version.
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Dropbox keep on syncing on restart

I installed Dropbox in "D drive" and I have DeepFreeze install for "C drive". With DeepFreeze if I restart my computer, my computer will automatically come to previous state, as I need to install any ...
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Search Doesn't Display Results Until I Click “Search My Stuff”

In Windows 7, when I would click the Start button and then start typing a search term, it would start displaying the corresponding search results. On my 2 Windows 10 machines that were upgraded, it ...
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Using Dropbox to to backup Windows installation media

I have recently just completed a clean install of Windows 10 after getting my free upgrade. I have my Windows 10 boot device as a USB in case I need to ever reinstall (yes, I know that the upgrade is ...
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Syncing Thunderbird over Dropbox

I'm looking at using dropbox to sync Thunderbird between my home laptop (Mac OS X) and work machine (Win7). The reason I'm not just depending on imap is because the imap servers at the office do not ...
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Owncloud - disable or move temporary files

I have a task - copy dropbox data into owncloud. Imagine one computer with dropbox and owncloud clients installed to sync the same folder. Everything works fine, except for owncloud logs - it writes ...
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Dropbox doesn't react to clicks in tray

I am using Dropbox on Windows 10. When I either left-click or right-click the Dropbox icon in the tray, nothing happens. Is this normal? If not, how can I fix it? If yes, how can I access the ...
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“Input/output errors” using encfs folder inside Dropbox folder

I have a 200 gig Encfs encrypted file system living in my Dropbox and being accessed by multiple machines, and I've never had any problems with it until now. I moved about 10 gigs of data around on ...
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Cut and pasting large files to Dropbox

Dropbox advises that users drag and drop from their Windows Explorer to the Dropbox directory. Looking at the desktop icons, it appears drag and drop in this case does not remove the original. Trying ...
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Where do “Modern UI” Windows apps store data? Can they share it with desktop programs?

The “Modern UI” (i.e. app) version of Dropbox has default behavior like that of Dropbox for Android – it show the files, but does not download them until they are clicked on or favorited. Presumably ...
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dropbox keeps asking to login and link every reboot

It appears that on each reboot my dropbox forgets settings and wants to re-link the same device. I installed dropbox.py, which in turn installed ~/.dropbox-dist. I ran it successfully and "linked" ...
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A KB3065823 windows update makes my dropbox gets stuck at connecting… on Win 8.1

A KB3065823 aka Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3065823) makes my dropbox gets stuck at connecting... on Win 8.1 . Solution = uninstall ...
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How do I sync a networked folder with my dropbox folder?

I'm trying to sync a networked folder to dropbox: It is not an option to sync the files on the the computer that the files are created. The tool boxifier allows this type of functionality however ...
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Can you work with files in a Dropbox folder when Dropbox isn't running?

I'm working on a large video project that involves some shared Dropbox folders. Because the folders are too big to fit on my internal hard drive, I created a separate user account on my Mac and ...
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Can I use Dropbox or SpiderOak with a whole disk encrypted system using TrueCrypt with no problems?

A bit silly question right here... Is it possible to use Dropbox or SpiderOak with a whole disk encrypted system using TrueCrypt whithout any problem syncing ? Can these applications recognize the ...
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Moving files around in Dropbox

I have two Windows computers and a phone linked to my dropbox. Last night, I went through sorting out my Camera Uploads folder and deleted lots of photos and moved everything else into various ...
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Multiple file server syncing

Here is my setup : Office 1 : 20 users a dropbox sharing between all Office 2 : 9 users, sharing the same dropbox to share the files My problem : Office 2 is in remote place and gets only a 4G ...
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Why does Dropbox show sync of files that are not mine ?

Why does Dropbox show sync of files that are not mine ? In the image below, the top item is my file, the others ex. i-didnt-feel-appreciated--blabla, etc are not mine. However when checking my ...
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DropBox without proprietary software

Is there a way to upload files to a DropBox account, and to later retrieve those files from the same DropBox account: without making those files public; and without requiring a GUI; and without ...
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Share Eclipse keyring file between 2 computers

I'm using Eclipse with Remote Systems plugin to access multiple SSH server. Using a dropbox account, I'm sharing the profiles directory to my home pc, and that is working fine (if I add a new server ...
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several .dat files - can these be safely deleted

In my Dropbox folder in computer as also on the cloud I see many files for example SyncToy_2c213230-95b1-41b5-a2b1-87722834edce.dat. Can these be safely deleted since these are pretty old files.
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Sync Dropbox to External hard drive, unlinking, etc

My laptop is jam packed full in terms of storage (it is quite old and has limited storage anyway) and I have just got some external hard drives to free up some space. Approx. 30GB of this is ...
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Can I sync my Dropbox camera uploads without using a wireless network?

I'm currently travelling and taking a lot of photos on my smart phone. I typically use Dropbox with the camera upload feature, to have them sync automatically to computer. At home this works ...