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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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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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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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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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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 syncing....
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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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Starting Dropbox on OS X through SSH without needing to log in to desktop

Is there a way to start the Dropbox syncing client through SSH? I already have the desktop version of Dropbox installed. However, I am using SSH to connect to the machine and if I restart the ...
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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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How Can I Limit the Amount of RAM a Mac OS Application Can Use?

I installed dropbox and it has terrible memory management. It often uses 3GB out of my 4GB of RAM. Is there any way to limit the app memory usage? I would like to never allow more than 250 MB of RAM....
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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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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How to get the URL of Dropbox file from command line?

I would like to know if I can get the URL of a file to share in my Dropbox folder from command line. I would avoid to open the web browser every time.
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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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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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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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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 ...
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OwnCloud and Truecrypt

I have tried the OwnCloud sync software recently and it works pretty nice. It synchronizes all the files pretty fast, but I am a bit worried about security. So, my idea was to put my private files ...
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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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protecting Dropbox files - Dropbox & encryption

I'm using Dropbox to sync files. There's a big disadvantage that files are stored somewhere unencrypted. I'd like to encrypt and decrypt them on the client, but have no clue how to do it. Tried ...
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Syncing Chrome Extension Settings w/ Dropbox

I was wondering where I could find the settings for extensions in Google Chrome so I can create a symbolic link to synchronize the information w/ Dropbox until Google offers an official solution. It'...
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Show all Dropbox conflicted copies

I'd like some way to see all the conflicted copies from my Dropbox folder. I personally use a Mac mostly, but I welcome Windows and Linux solutions.
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Can I access two different dropboxes from one computer?

We have a situation where a worker is using a Dropbox shared with many people in different companies to work on a collaborative project. She cannot figure out how to use our company's Dropbox now, to ...
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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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Dropbox changes file permission

I'm using Dropbox to synchronize files between my MacBook and my iMac. My problem is, that Dropbox changes the file permission during synchronization from 0755 to 0644 and vice versa. And I'm ...
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DropBox + TrueCrypt - safe for sensitive information?

I have read articles suggesting the use of DropBox in conjunction with a password manager database to facilitate strong, distinct passwords that can easily be used on various computers and mobile ...
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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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How to set up a centralized backup server with lots of offsite workstations, intermittent internet connectivity, and stubborn users?

This might be an impossible question. Context: We have a bunch of computers across around 1000 users. We have a centralized office where 900 of the users work, most of the time. Most of the ...
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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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How can I disable LibreOffice document recovery for files in my Dropbox directory?

I'm running LibreOffice 4.2.8.2, and I also use Dropbox. My problem is that I often modify my documents on different machines: one at work and one at home (both run Ubuntu 14.04). After modifying ...
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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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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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Are PostgreSQL's database files binary compatible between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X?

Assuming 64-bit OS editions on each and only one copy of PostgreSQL running at a time, can I host my PostgreSQL database files in Dropbox and expect binary compatibility on all three platforms? I've ...
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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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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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dropboxd Syntax error: “)” unexpected

I am trying to install dropbox(x86_64 version) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with this installation guide: http://www.dropboxwiki.com/tips-and-tricks/install-dropbox-in-an-entirely-text-based-linux-...
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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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Sharing a Dropbox folder with Host & Guest OS (Virtual Box)

I am using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu as a guest OS. I have installed the Guest OS Additions and know how to share folders and automatically mount them. My question is out of pure curiosity. ...
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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. ...