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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 ...
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A company wide dropbox like system on top of Amazon S3

Is there a system that will provide dropbox like features on top of Amazon s3? It would be used company wide, mostly for documents, recordings, etc... Some users work on Microsoft Windows, others on ...
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How can I create Dropbox-like functionality with FreeNAS?

I have several FreeNAS boxes scattered around the world (several terabytes of storage on each NAS) and have been doing manual rsyncs to keep them in line with each other. I would -really- like some ...
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Dropbox on NFS-mounted folder

I am using Dropbox on my Ubuntu box with the Dropbox folder being present on a drive mounted via an entry in /etc/fstab. I am encountering slight annoyance after each reboot. When I log in, I get ...
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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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creating symbolic link to Dropbox on two different computers

This is what I am hoping to do -- on computer A computer A/~/Dropbox/folder@ -> /~/Documents/folder and on computer B computer B/~/Dropbox/folder@ -> /~/Documents/folder That is, I want ...
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KeePass lost password and/or corruption due to Dropbox/KeePassX

I started using Keepass about a month ago to hold my passwords and online accounts info. Everything was stored in a single .kdb file, only protected with a password. I'm using Windows 7. Now Keepass ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...
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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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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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Does Dropbox have a built in version control system?

I want to know this if I have files on my desktop which is then synced with Dropbox. I accidentally deleted all files from my desktop folder (which is synced with Dropbox) now will my files from ...
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Change account on Linux Dropbox?

I'm running Crunchbang (Debian-based) and I installed Dropbox using the .deb package. When the program started I logged into an account, but now I want to log out and sign in to another account. The ...
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Can I update a shared dropbox file while not changing the link?

I have a file I would like to update on dropbox. About 900 people know this shared link. However, when I update the file the link is changed, e.g. from ...
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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 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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Is there a way to make Dropbox public folders read-only?

I basically want to share a folder in Dropbox but I don't want that others have read-write access. How to achieve that?
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File syncing across multiple operating systems

What would be the best way for me to sync multiple folders in various locations across Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu, OSX computers as well as firefox addons (that might just be a folder anyway, i'm not ...
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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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Why isn't a shared Dropbox folder deleted in other people's Dropbox when I delete it?

In Dropbox I created a folder and shared it with my wife. I placed items in there and soon she had them in the shared folder on her computer. I then deleted the folder inside my dropbox folder, but ...
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Can I store Outlook's PST files in Dropbox

I am wondering if there are any potential issues in moving large Outlook PST files (e.g. a few 3–5GB Outlook files) into Dropbox? The files are periodically accessed / altered and might increase ...
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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 ...
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Locally encrypt Dropbox folder

I would like to encrypt the local copies of my Dropbox files, but not the online versions. I have log on password protection (not BIOS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but that's easily circumvented ...
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How to stop following symlinks in dropbox

What I have: Dropbox\ projects\ serverfault\ stackoverflow\ superuser\ currentProject -> projects\superuser [Sometimes I change it to other project] When I sync ...
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Can I use dropbox with a linux server that has no gnome/kde installed?

I want to sync files from my home directory on my linux server to my local computer. I noticed the instructions for dropbox.com only has instructions for linux with gnome/kde. can i use dropbox ...
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Dropbox like the old gDrive?

I really like Dropbox. I also liked the old gDrive a lot. Now that computers are using SSDs, and so far the cost for big SSDs are still high (at least for countries outside US, like Brazil), is there ...
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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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can dropbox account access other folders (not dropbox folder)? [closed]

When consider about drop box security i searched a lot and found details about security in cloud. but no detail about pc. according to my findings there's a possibility (very low) of loose our data ...
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eCryptfs with dropbox: must remount for synchronized changes to be visible

I am experimenting with using eCryptfs on top of dropbox, and I am encountering some issues. My system is GNU/Linux, openSUSE 12.2 to be exact. My setup is thus: I have set up two instances of ...
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Using only the Dropbox folders vs. symlinks on OS X

I'm a Dropbox user working in a Mac environment. I'm experimenting with two different ways to sync two computers via Dropbox and also get the benefits of multiple off-site backup. I need advice on ...
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How do I hide .dropbox Files?

I have a bunch of these files automatically produced by Dropbox and I'd love to hide them: Any ideas on the best way to do this?
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Use DropBox Cloud storage from Linux file system

Anybody know how to use DropBox cloud storage from the Linux file system (that is, access the files through the file system without storing them locally, as opposed to the normal method of storing a ...
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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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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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Moving files between shared Dropbox folders

If I move files from one folder in my Dropbox folder structure to another, what happens on the other synced devices? Do they: Move the files on the synced device from the source folder to ...
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How to export all notes in OS X/iOS Notes.app?

I used to take all my notes on my iPhone and iPad in Notes.app. I recently switched and take all my notes using various text editors and store the notes in my Dropbox. However, my old notes I used to ...
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How to sync files between PC and USB

I need to sync a file between my computer and a USB stick. The sync needs to happen in real time, as in when the right file changes sync to the left file and vice versa. I tried looking at Task ...
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Continue to sync with Dropbox after logging out

I use Dropbox in Debian. I would like to continue syncing the Dropbox folder after logging out. Is there a way to run the daemon in background at startup? Are there other ways to solve this?
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Total Commander and DropBox

I already have Total Commander in my DropBox directory, and I have set it to have its .INI field in the program directory. That should be enough, right? I am remote desktopping, and both the PCs ...
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Restrict dropbox syncing by time

Now I have unlim Internet only on some part of day(03:00 - 08:00). Is it possible to allow DropBox syncing only in this time and pause syncing at other time? I'm on Ubuntu 11.04
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Turn off Dropbox monitoring for selective directories inside of dropbox's monitor directory

I have a folder directory for dropbox as follows \My Dropbox \Project1 \Project2 \Project3 \bin I would like to stop dropbox from monitoring the bin directory but keep monitoring ...
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How can you find out the location of the “My DropBox” folder?

The installation default for the Dropbox sync folder is [My documents]\My Dropbox. I recall that it is possible to choose other locations however. How can I find out at run-time from my D2006 app ...
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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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Is it safe to manually copy my Dropbox folder to another computer, then install Dropbox on it?

I find myself installing and syncing Dropbox a lot as I move between various work computers, virtual computers and the odd Windows re-install on my home computer. Unfortunately my Dropbox folder ...
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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 ...