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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 ...
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New File via Dropbox Does Not Inherit Windows Directory Permissions

Environment: Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.6.8 Dropbox The purpose of the Dropbox share is to allow the user on the Mac to move files into a directory that is served by IIS on the Windows Server ...
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Dropbox / Google drive maxes out my connection causing timeouts and disconnects

Dropbox and Google drive both max out my internet connection when uploading files, to the extent that it's impossible to browse the internet; I'm faced with constant timeout errors. This normally ...
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Change “Selective Sync” outside of GUI

I'm having an issue where the folder tree in the Selective Sync in Dropbox's UI will not expand. I need to unsync a particular folder, but can't do it through the graphical interface. Is there some ...
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Why is Outlook 2013 running seemingly spontaneously?

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013 (as part of Office 365 Home Premium) and have encountered an unexpected problem. (All systems involved are running Windows 8.1) I have a large ...
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Using hyperlinks in shared documents

Is there anyway in which a Word document with hyperlinks can be shared either via Dropbox or GoogleDrive or Windows OneDrive so that the hyperlink remains intact. I'm guessing that is not "do-able" ...
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Make files which starts with a dote visible for every user

I'm trying to delete an uploaded Dropbox directory, but only receive "550 Access Denied" and i don't know why. I already tried to set the directory permissions to 777 but nothing changed. On the ...
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Shared folder issues on Dropbox

User 'example@gmail.com' is owner of many folders which are shared with me (& others). When I update some files in those folders, the owner is not getting the updates in his/her account/folders. ...
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Join files in the cloud

I have a Dropbox/One Drive/Google Drive account. I also have a very large file to be uploaded (12GB). My internet connectivity is limited, so I will not be able to upload the file in one go. Is there ...
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Files missing from dropbox shared link

I had a shared link of dropbox folder from someone but the earlier files are missing. Is there a way to view earlier files.
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Dropbox sharing permissions

I need to share a folder online with a colleague. We tried to use Dropbox and that works, but my colleague is not able to upload files on the shared folder. Please any suggestion?
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Where is Dropbox started in Mac OS X?

If I look at the Dropbox process, I see that its parent is /sbin/launchd. But I can't find any plist file in any of the standard directories (e.g. /System/Library, /Library, ~/Library + LaunchAgents, ...
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Dropbox folder permissions changing to 700 and causing re-sync

I've just got myself a new Macbook Pro 13" running Mavericks, my first experience of OSX 10.9 having moved up from an older mac running 10.7. After setting up my local web development environment and ...
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Organizing files to prevent duplicity (but still automating backup)

In an ideal world, we'd have a "Google File System" right now which would have journaling and even versioning built in, no need for folders and we'd just label files. I believe this is still far to ...
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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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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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How do I enable the Cloud settings in Notepad++ 6.6.7 for Windows 8.1 Update 1?

I updated to Notepad++ 6.6.7 and wanted to move the settings to my OneDrive. But when I open Settings->Preferences->Cloud, the DropBox and OneDrive options are both disabled. How do I enable them? ...
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Clicked “never for this device” on Dropbox import. How do I undo?

When it prompted me to import files, I clicked "never for this device" as a test while playing with other import options. How can I undo this? It's doing exactly as it says, as other cards still work, ...
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How to share a MHT file and get a link with HTML bookmark defined within the document?

I created documentation of XML schema. The file is HTML with linked images. To keep it simple, I made it MHT file (single file). Links to chapters within the file are crucial for purose of the file. ...
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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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We use Dropbox at work but files saved by one user don't show up for another

We have one Dropbox for storing files at work. Some of us use Windows Office 2007, some 2010. When files are saved by one user they don't show up on other users Dropbox. Please keep answers ...
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How to rename a shared Dropbox folder?

I created a Dropbox folder to share named original and now I wish it to be named revised. I am able to rename the folder on my computer, but this change is not visible to others, even those that I ...