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How to create & sync wordpress website between multiple computers?

I'm trying to start creating a wordpress website, and I need to sync my work between 2 windows 7 PCs. I've tried xampp & ampps, for editing and viewing php files. But haen't yet tried installing ...
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Is Dropbox logging my keyboad presses?

I am a Dropbox user. Today when I hit the PrintScreen button on windows 7, a popup opened saying something like: Save your screenshots directly to the Dropbox? Is Dropbox really logging my ...
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Adding Dropbox link on Windows 8.1 desktop

I have Windows 8.1. I use Dropbox for work. How do I get a shortcut to my Dropbox on my desktop? The Dropbox link right now is in my start menu. I have been unable to find Dropbox anywhere on my ...
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Restoring Dropbox using physical media after OS reinstall

I'm wanting to update my laptop from Linux Mint 15 to 16 as support is being dropped as of January. One of the main things holding me back is how long it takes for me to resync my Dropbox after a new ...
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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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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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Can I delete the “left over” files which are selectively not-synced in Dropbox?

To save space on my local OS X harddrive, I've unselected several folders in the Selective Sync setting of Dropbox. Now, in Finder on my local machine, those folders have a minus sign next to them, ...
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How do I prevent Dropbox remotely from syncing?

I have dropbox installed on my home computer and on my work computer, but I only want certain folders to be synced. I use the selective syncing option in preferences. But whenever I add a new folder ...
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Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
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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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Pausing / resuming Dropbox from the command line (Windows)

Is there a way to pause and resume Dropbox from the command line? I'm running Dropbox as a normal installation (no Windows Service) I don't want to KILL or freeze the Dropbox process. I want it to ...
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Windows system drive images potentially dangerous to cloud data?

It seems that Microsoft recommends to not move the C:\Users directory off the system partition (e.g. using junction points)1 at least as of Windows 8.1. At the same time however most cloud services ...
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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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How does Dropbox determine when to overwrite the local file vs overwrite the cloud file?

When Dropbox encounters a file on one's computer that is different than the cloud version of that file that it knows about, how does it decide whether it should sync them by overwriting the local file ...
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File sync solution with pattern matching

I have a directory I want to sync over the cloud using a service like Dropbox. But, within that folder, I only want to sync directories that match a particular pattern. For instance, sync all folders ...
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Quickest way to send links from PC to PC [closed]

I am looking for the quickest way to send URLs and short Text in general from my Laptop to Desktop or vice verse. A lot of the time I am browsing on my Laptop near my Desktop then find a URL which I ...
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how to resolve dropbox installation error in debian wheezy? 'backend does not support installing files'

Just installed Debian for the first time and one of the first things I have done is attempt to install drop box. I downloaded the 32 bit debian version from the dropbox site to /home/user/downloads. ...
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Get the available space of Dropbox using Linux command line

I'm using CentOS. Is there a way to get the unused space in my Dropbox account using the command line?
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Far Manager: Highlight file/dirs using external metadata (like SVN, Mercurial, Dropbox, etc)

I've recently migrated to Far Manager 3 and revised my app settings from scratch. One of those improvements was adjusting the file groups highlights (I didn't change them for long time even knowing ...
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Add Dropbox or other Links in Windows Explorer 8.1

Is there a way to add Dropbox (or Google Drive, Box, etc) to the Desktop area in Windows Explorer? In-between SkyDrive and Chris? Skydrive is more or less forced on you in 8.1, but it remains unused ...
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Map network drive to cloud storage?

My company currently shares local documents using a network drive. Every Friday, I have to send a specific set of these local files to another branch of the company in a different city. Is there a ...
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How to use the Dropbox Camera Uploads only for new pictures I take

I need to quickly start uploading new pictures I take on my Android device to Dropbox, and for efficiency purposes I need it to automatically upload as soon as I take the picture. However, as soon as ...
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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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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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FontExplorer X + Dropbox

I'm looking to sync my fonts between my Macbook and iMac using a combination of FontExplorer X and Dropbox. I've seen a few blog posts that confirm that it is possible by using a symbolic link on the ...
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One way sync with either Dropbox or Google drive on linux and windows

I could not google this one. I would like to use Dropbox or Google drive only as backup, so I would like to ensure I only upload to those services and never download (unless done manually via the web ...
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Why would dropbox cause an increase in Latency

I am trying to figure out why Dropbox seems to be completely disturbing my internet connection and if others may be having the same problem. When Dropbox is idle, I ran a speed test. I get a ping to ...
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Backup program like Dropbox, but without online storage [closed]

I am interested in a program that does backups of my laptop periodically or continually. The destination is a computer at home that is always running. Is there a program which would facilitate this ...
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How can I save images from reddit's image feeds (like CityPorn) to my Dropbox using IFTTT?

I want to save images from various Reddit feeds to my Dropbox so I can have a screensaver that automatically updates with new content. IFTTT (If this then that) has settings to save images from RSS ...
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Is it possible to use Dropbox to keep 2 pcs mail programs synced?

Is it possible that I use a dropbox folder as the mail storage so that both my pcs have the exactly same "state" as mail program is related? Would dropbox automatically update the folder database / ...
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How to backup data on debian vps to dropbox?

I have really simple private VPS with some webpages and music server. I want to backup some configs and some scripts to dropbox or similar service. Server has no gui (except simple ssh X forwarding, ...
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dropboxd Syntax error: “)” unexpected

I am trying to install dropbox(x86_64 version) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with this installation guide: ...
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Dropbox system tray icon old right-click menu

Is it by design, that the old Dropbox system tray right-click menu is gone in version 2.4.2? Can this still be set somewhere instead of the pop-up menu showing the recent files, etc. that is now ...
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Moving mutltiple documents to a folder in dropbox on a pc [closed]

How can I move multiple documents in my dropbox to folders in my dropbox at one time? Moving them one by one is too time consuming.
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Set dropbox to only use LAN sync (dont allow web sync)

Is it possible to set Dropbox to only use LAN sync and compeltly ignore the external web sync - ie. back to the server and then the server pushses the changes to the other machines.
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Second wifi router for internal LAN file transfer - freeing up main internet wifi signal

We use Dropbox to share large files (100mb) which need to be kept in sync on multiple machines, this is fine, but slows down the network with it constantly uploading and downloading these files. Is ...
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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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What other tool is using my hotkey? [duplicate]

I use Greenshot for screenshots, and it's been nagging about some other software tool using the same hotkey. I started receiving this warning message about two days ago. It shows up each time I reboot ...
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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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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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Syncing folders outside Dropbox using Symbolic Links and Junctions

I've been reading a lot of information on this and yet I'm still unsure if its possible. What I want to achieve is: sync a folder that is outside Dropbox and any changed to that folder or the files ...
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LAN sharing on Dropbox

We've got several machines running Dropbox (all mac osx desktops and laptops - no mobiles / tablet apps). 99% of the time we are syncing data between machines that are in the same room and on the same ...
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Dropbox anonymous sharing into others own dropbox'?

I know that I can use the "Get link" function of the desktop client to get a link I can send to people so that they can download the files/folders I shared. I also know I can share a folder in ...
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Dropbox anyway to trace who download? [closed]

is there anyway to know which user download which file from dropbox ? how long is this tracking available ? Thanks for your help Fabrice
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Dropbox removed about half of my files

Recently I've started to get message popup message from Dropbox in my Ubuntu that asked me to do something like this: echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo ...
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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 ...
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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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Editing shared Dropbox Folders

I have created a dropbox folder that is shared with my sister. She needs to move the files from various folders as well as delete files (ie edit folder content). Can she do this and/or how do I give ...
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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 ...