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How to temporarily stop syncing Dropbox

Is there way to stop syncing the Dropbox folder without deleting Dropbox from my computer? I want to stop while I'm not in home and have only expensive Internet. I can pause it, but when I switch on ...
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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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How to relocate the Dropbox folder in Ubuntu?

I've two hard drives on my ThinkPad. One for dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (12.10) (it's separately installed, not with Wubi). I've installed Dropbox on Win 8 and syncs all the folders into hard ...
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Syncing dropbox folder accross dual boot

I'm dual booting windows and linux. My dropbox folder is currently installed via windows. On linux, can I just symlink my dropbox folder to the windows version or something to that effect? I know I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Service to allow Dropbox upload for non-Dropbox User [closed]

Is there a method or service that I could use to allow a non-Dropbox user to upload a document to one of my Dropbox folders without creating an account of their own? I get documents weekly from new ...
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What is the easiest way to keep an offline copy of a webdav share? [closed]

I have a webdav share configured for my small group of users. This is great for sharing files, like Dropbox. But it lacks Dropbox's functionality of keeping the files locally when the computer is ...
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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 ...
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Copying Google Drive folder to new computer

I am shifting my files to a new Mac, including my Google Drive folder. I could just set up Gdrive on the new computer and let it sync with my Google Drive folder on the cloud, but this will take ...
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How secure is Time Machine/FileVault/Dropbox/Google?

Lately, I have been somewhat preoccupied with the security of my computer. Not that I had actually anything to hide, but I just do not want anyone pilfering my data. So, I set up FileVault in OSX, ...
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Does dropbox change linebreaks in files?

when i save a file to my Dropbox at home on my PC is seems to have '\n' line breaks, but when i open the file on my Mac at work the line breaks have mutated to '\r\n' windows line breaks. could ...
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How can I encrypt a file on Windows 8 before storing it on Dropbox?

I would like to store some sensitive information in the cloud (my preferred cloud service is Dropbox). I would like to encrypt it before putting it in the Dropbox folder for synchronization. What's ...
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Dropbox like syncing for Google Docs

Is their a way (on mac osx) to sync a folder on my computer with Google Documents now that Docs supports all file types? A lot like the functionality of DropBox.
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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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Connecting to Dropbox via a proxy

My computer can't connect to Dropbox on its own. Most of the ports in the network are closed. Firefox accesses the Internet through an automatic proxy configuration file URL. In Dropbox's proxy ...
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Dropbox: no direct access?

I've created a Dropbox folder, with a .png and .html in it. Obtained these links via "Share link": png, html However, they don't open directly. Only through Dropbox logo or download. What's wrong? ...
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How to keep my Dropbox Files once deleted from Dropbox folder?

Is there any way to have files only upload from Dropbox folder without syncing every second or having to store the files on my computer? Is there anyway to have Dropbox work like Google Drive or ...
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Transferring file with Dropbox when it gets cut in the middle

What happens if my internet is cut or I stop a file transfer midway while syncing with Dropbox? Do I need to restart the whole thing? Or does it continue midway?
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Why won't Dropbox sync particular files on my mac?

I'm using dropbox across several machines - two macs, two linux machines. All are working happily - except for one mac, where there are 4 files that persistently refuse to update. In finder, these 4 ...
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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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Moving the dropbox folder

I am trying to move my Dropbox folder to a different location in the same drive, but am unable to do so. It keeps saying: Now I have closed every program and have also checked with Process Explorer ...
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How to Synchronize Dropbox PDFs to Kindle DX? [closed]

Background I'm strongly considering the purchase of a Kindle DX for PDF reading to save my eyes from LCD strain. I currently sync a folder of PDFs on Dropbox to my iPad via an app called GoodReader. ...
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Best way to synchronise photos to three machines. Laptop, Desktop, NAS

I'm using Picasa as my photo management software, and I have a collection of photos that gets downloaded from my cameras either onto my Desktop or onto my Laptop. I'd like to automatically have ...
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DropBox like software that lets me host my own files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alternative to Dropbox (on my server)? I have a good home server with tons of storage. I have FTP and SVN setup on it but I miss the convenience of DropBox for file ...
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How do I 'share' a folder to the public in dropbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you get a public link to a file in Dropbox that isn't in a public folder? I understand that I can share a single file to the public via a link on dropbox, but ...
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Disable “conflicted copy” feature on Dropbox for certain files

When I write software and store it in my Dropbox, I get lots of object (.o) files at compile time. Occasionally, my computer is not connected to the internet, and then when I continue working on ...
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Can I specify certain files for Dropbox to ignore?

I'd like to sync configuration folders for specific applications on my Linux machines, namely configuration for AutoKey (a text-expansion and keyboard-macro automation suite), which lives at ...
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How to automate regular google takeout backups to cloud storage

I would like create a regular google takeout backups (let's say every 3 months) and store them encrypted in some other cloud storage like DropBox or S3. It does not have to be cloud-to-cloud ...
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How do I get Dropbox folder in file explorer in Windows 8?

In Windows 7 I had a folder for Dropbox in File Explorer. It is not present in Windows 8 although I have installed the Dropbox App for Windows 8?
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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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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 ...
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How to override Dropbox's online file list with my local file list?

Several months ago, I was using Dropbox while using Fedora as my primary OS. Then, my Internet connection was disconnected for a period of several months. In the meanwhile, I reorganized my Dropbox ...
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Can you link an NTFS junction point to a directory on a Network Attached Storage?

I'm using Windows, and I want to use Dropbox to back up a folder outside my Dropbox directory. So I want to create a junction point from my target directory to my Dropbox folder. Accoding to the ...
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Link multiple uTorrent

With Dropbox, I can have multiple computers watch a synced folder for .torrent files to begin downloads, but then they each download it - separately. How can I have my uTorrent instances share ...
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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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Can I put Applications into Dropbox? If not, is there anywhere else I can?

I am wondering if I can use Dropbox to put applications in, or if there is another 'cloud' that I can use. This would make transferring applications from computer to computer much easier.
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Using Dropbox without installation from PC lab?

Is it possible to use Drop Box without installing it to a computer, for instance to use it from PC lab computers where installing software is not permitted?
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Dropbox to sync *nix home folders

I'm using a Linux machine at work, and started using at home in a VM for some home development. I have a vimrc and a bashrc with some configuration, that are useful for both machines. What is the ...
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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 ...
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Are there problems using Quicken with Dropbox?

I wanted to start using Quicken 2011 and thought it would be a good idea to use it with Dropbox so my wife can access the file from another computer and we'll also always have an online backup. I ...
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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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Dropbox modification of file in 2 different places at once

Suppose I have a source code file in my dropbox which I have worked on from my desktop machine, and the version in my laptop is out-of-date because I haven't had internet access or the company proxy ...
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Adding additional locations to Office 2013 save “Places”

When saving a document in Office, you are given the option of saving locally or to your SkyDrive account. Presumably, it's possible to add additional locations to this menu (Dropbox, etc.). Is ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Integrate Dropbox into Windows' save dialog

In Windows 8.1 there is SkyDrive showing in the save dialog. How do I make my Dropbox folder show here for easy access? I noticed that these elements are the main groups on the left in This PC ...
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What's special about the Dropbox Photos folder?

Is there anything special about the Photos folder in Dropbox? As far as I can see it behaves exactly the same as any other non public folder, yet Dropbox seems to suggest there's something different ...