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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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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 stop and start dropbox.app in Apple Terminal?

How to stop / start dropbox in the Apple Terminal? dropbox stop works when using Oracle Linux, but not within Mac OS 10.6.8.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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View incremental diffs of my revisions to files using Dropbox

Sometimes I use a simple editor like Notepad++ to edit my webpages on Dropbox. Notepad++, not being an über-editor or IDE, does not track file changes for me. But Dropbox does!! Has anybody ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Dropbox - how to retain files but reinstall dropbox?

I have to reinstall windows and I have a lot of data on dropbox (~30 gb). I'm afraid dropbox will start syncing all over again. I want dropbox to keep the current files in my harddisk after I ...
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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 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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Sync two home directories between macbook dropbox and hackintosh

I have a 100gb pro account with Dropbox and i want to sync all or select files in my home directory between two mac's. The way i've thought of this I only have two options.. My question is: is there ...
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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 ...
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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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Recommend a proxy server for Dropbox [closed]

I live in China and used Dropbox extensively up until it was blocked this last week. Is it possible to use a proxy server with Dropbox? Which ones should I try?
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Dropbox sync across LAN - Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Dropbox installed on both my Windows 7 machine and my Ubuntu machine. I've got "Enable LAN sync" ticked on both. However it doesn't seem to be syncing via the LAN. Is it possible to sync ...
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Using dropbox / symbolic link combo successfully

In the past I have kept some files on dropbox by copying them into my ~/Dropbox folder on Ubuntu. I don't want to move the original files into Dropbox synch folder or muck around with my directory ...
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Prevent data corruption when using dropbox

So i have a backup system running that basically stores all files in Dropbox using encfs. (In addition i do a nightly rsync of the complete Dropbox folder to Amazon S3). I'm quite happy with that ...
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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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How does git track changes, why does it get confused? Because I do

I have a git repository on a Dropbox folder, shared between a Linux machine and a Windows machine. I try to sync only on the Windows machine, because I am aware of "issues" that may arise. ...
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has anyone got selective sync working on dropbox for linux?

i like the selective sync function on dropbox and i've got it working for dropbox 1.0 on my Mac and PC but i can't get it going for Linux. All the versions for Linux are version 0.6 without all the ...
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using dropbox.com for software update

I am looking dropbox.com as an update method for my software which is going to be deployed manually by me among many computers. I am planning to install the software into a drop box folder which can ...
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Dropbox still “initializing” and won't sync

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and have been using Dropbox without any issues. However, for some reason it has suddenly stopped working. I've tried the following: Ran disk utility/repair permissions ...
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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 ...
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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 sometimes chmod's random updated files to 666 [duplicate]

I have the website content on the centos 5 server saved in Dropbox. In that way i can easily access them without having to use ftp. However sometimes it happens that Dropbox chmod's random updated ...
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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 make sure an app registers with Mountain Lion's Notification Center?

I own two Macs with an identical set of apps that both have the latest version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2). On one Mac, many of these apps register with Notification Center (NC). On the other, many do ...
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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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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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Visual studio 2012 and dropbox don't play nice together

Ever since switching to VS 2012, I have a frequently occurring issue where dropbox tries to sync files as VS 2012 is creating them (when adding a project, installing nuget packages, etc...). VS fails ...