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Installing Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 x64: permissions error

So I'm trying to install Dropbox (as root) following the seemingly easy instructions on dropbox.com: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - ...
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Which direction should symlinks for Dropbox go?

I've been using Dropbox to keep files such as .bashrc and .inputrc in sync between multiple computers. The way I have been doing this was to have the files located in the dropbox folder and then ...
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Revert whole Dropbox folder to previous state (Packrat)

I'm using Dropbox's Packrat feature that stores all previous versions of a file, and allows me to restore a deleted file. Is there a way to restore a complete folder to a previous state, for example ...
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Giving an Android device an access to only one folder

I have an Android camera. I want it to upload pictures to Dropbox automatically. The official Dropbox app provides that. But, I want my camera to have access ONLY to the folder that it uploads to, and ...
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New File via Dropbox Does Not Inherit Windows Directory Permissions

Environment: Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.6.8 Dropbox The purpose of the Dropbox share is to allow the user on the Mac to move files into a directory that is served by IIS on the Windows Server ...
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Dropbox / Google drive maxes out my connection causing timeouts and disconnects

Dropbox and Google drive both max out my internet connection when uploading files, to the extent that it's impossible to browse the internet; I'm faced with constant timeout errors. This normally ...
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Change “Selective Sync” outside of GUI

I'm having an issue where the folder tree in the Selective Sync in Dropbox's UI will not expand. I need to unsync a particular folder, but can't do it through the graphical interface. Is there some ...
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Why is Outlook 2013 running seemingly spontaneously?

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013 (as part of Office 365 Home Premium) and have encountered an unexpected problem. (All systems involved are running Windows 8.1) I have a large ...
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Using hyperlinks in shared documents

Is there anyway in which a Word document with hyperlinks can be shared either via Dropbox or GoogleDrive or Windows OneDrive so that the hyperlink remains intact. I'm guessing that is not "do-able" ...
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Make files which starts with a dote visible for every user

I'm trying to delete an uploaded Dropbox directory, but only receive "550 Access Denied" and i don't know why. I already tried to set the directory permissions to 777 but nothing changed. On the ...
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Shared folder issues on Dropbox

User 'example@gmail.com' is owner of many folders which are shared with me (& others). When I update some files in those folders, the owner is not getting the updates in his/her account/folders. ...
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Join files in the cloud

I have a Dropbox/One Drive/Google Drive account. I also have a very large file to be uploaded (12GB). My internet connectivity is limited, so I will not be able to upload the file in one go. Is there ...
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Files missing from dropbox shared link

I had a shared link of dropbox folder from someone but the earlier files are missing. Is there a way to view earlier files.
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Dropbox sharing permissions

I need to share a folder online with a colleague. We tried to use Dropbox and that works, but my colleague is not able to upload files on the shared folder. Please any suggestion?
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Where is Dropbox started in Mac OS X?

If I look at the Dropbox process, I see that its parent is /sbin/launchd. But I can't find any plist file in any of the standard directories (e.g. /System/Library, /Library, ~/Library + LaunchAgents, ...
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Dropbox folder permissions changing to 700 and causing re-sync

I've just got myself a new Macbook Pro 13" running Mavericks, my first experience of OSX 10.9 having moved up from an older mac running 10.7. After setting up my local web development environment and ...
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Organizing files to prevent duplicity (but still automating backup)

In an ideal world, we'd have a "Google File System" right now which would have journaling and even versioning built in, no need for folders and we'd just label files. I believe this is still far to ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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How to redirect calls from one hard drive to another in Windows 7?

I'm sharing a database that an app runs on in my dropbox and have symlinked the database from the roaming folder location to the dropbox location. Everything is working great but one thing. The ...
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How do I enable the Cloud settings in Notepad++ 6.6.7 for Windows 8.1 Update 1?

I updated to Notepad++ 6.6.7 and wanted to move the settings to my OneDrive. But when I open Settings->Preferences->Cloud, the DropBox and OneDrive options are both disabled. How do I enable them? ...
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Clicked “never for this device” on Dropbox import. How do I undo?

When it prompted me to import files, I clicked "never for this device" as a test while playing with other import options. How can I undo this? It's doing exactly as it says, as other cards still work, ...
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We use Dropbox at work but files saved by one user don't show up for another

We have one Dropbox for storing files at work. Some of us use Windows Office 2007, some 2010. When files are saved by one user they don't show up on other users Dropbox. Please keep answers ...
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How to rename a shared Dropbox folder?

I created a Dropbox folder to share named original and now I wish it to be named revised. I am able to rename the folder on my computer, but this change is not visible to others, even those that I ...
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What will happen if Dropbox can't create a conflicted copy of a big file because of luck of Dropbox storage space?

I use it to sync truecrypt drive files. There are 2 or 3 files that take almost all storage space. What if I change them on my notebook while they are still opened on my home pc?
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How to prevent dropbox from downloading all files?

I formatted my computer. Before formatting, I copied dropbox folder to an external drive. After formatting, I installed dropbox, linked to my account, stopped sync and pasted all the content ...
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Can open my iOS 1password db on my Windows7 desktop?

I use 1password. On my iPhone. I dropped my iPhone. Screen is dead and can't use 1password. So I open up 1password on my windows7 machine. This is where I discover that apparently my 1password dropbox ...
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Dropbox on a Truecrypt volume eats over 6 GB of RAM, possible memory leak with memory-mapped files

I am using Dropbox with my folder on a Truecrypt volume on an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555 APU, 8 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. When I run Dropbox, after about 15 minutes my RAM usage ...
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How to serve HTML off my dropbox

I have an HTML5 game that I would like anyone on the internet to be able to access. However, when I give a link to the page, it just prompts to download the file instead of rendering it. How do I ...
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Dropbox website does not open and gives SSL related error

When I open the website www.dropbox.com in my Windows server 2003 R2 service pack 2 PC, I get error as shown below: I checked settings of Internet explorer and everything seems to be ok. Also, date ...
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Multiple Dropbox accounts on Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1. I have followed several different methods mentioned here and elsewhere but when I get to trying to put in my password, Windows will not let me type it in. I have to have access ...
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Running dropbox on linux

So, I'd like to run the dropbox client on linux (gui preferred). I installed the .deb via dpkg and it tells me that I can go to my applications to menu to launch it. This doesn't actually help when I ...
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Briefly hibernate PC during Dropbox Sync

I'm in the middle of moving a large number of files to Dropbox from my PC laptop (running Windows 7). I'm wondering if it's safe to temporarily put my PC to hibernate while I go home, and then set it ...
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Dropbox selective sync doesn't want to add back a directory

I have recently excluded a directory from sync using selective sync in Dropbox, and now I want to select it again (i.e. return things to normal) and each time I try to tick it back, it says: "The ...
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How to keep files once deleted from Dropbox

It seems I've used up all my space on Dropbox and they keep wanting me to upgrade instead of deleting files. What I did was transfer "My Documents" file and "My Pictures" file to dropbox not realizing ...
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How can you circumvent Windows's 260 chars filepath in Dropbox?

Dropbox says it's limited by Windows's 260 chars file path limitation. But almost all Windows programs we use work properly with longer filepaths, so it not a Windows problem after all. Is there any ...
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Dropbox Desktop keeps uploading after closing

I am using the Dropbox Desktop tool and upload (for my bandwidth) large amounts of data regularly. When I want to e.g. play online I just pause the upload. Since a few days when I pause it, it keeps ...
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Microsoft Word 2007 removing spaces between words

I'm working with another person and sharing Microsoft Word documents with them via dropbox and I'm using Word for Mac 2011 and they are using Word 2007 on windows. When they open one of the shared ...
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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 do I delete lots ( >10,000) of files on Dropbox?

The Desktop client is freezing up on me, and the web interface says "use the Desktop client" if you try to delete more than just a few thousand at once.
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Can using cloud storage for backup backfire and ruin local data?

I was thinking of using a simple backup strategy like copying my Documents directory into the Dropbox directory. This strategy should work in case my laptop gets stolen or my house burns down. But ...
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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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How to protect dropbox folder [duplicate]

Hi i saw some procedures to protect drop box folder, but i don't like those procedures. My requirement is, if any one click the dropbox folder on start -> my computer -> dropbox folder at left side, ...
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Can't get dropbox to move to Root on OSX?

I want to move my dropbox folder from HDD/users/pete2k/dropbox to HDD/dropbox however whenever I try and do this using the 'gear icon' --> 'Dropbox location' I get an error saying... Can't create ...
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Replace OneDrive with Dropbox in Windows 8.1

I was wondering if you can replace OneDrive with Dropbox. It looks like this right now: I would like Dropbox to appear where OneDrive is now, and perhaps uninstall and completely remove OneDrive. ...
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How to give permissions to Dropbox, but remove all rights of other users on Windows

I have Windows 8.1, Dropbox client is installed and is using folder X to sync data. How can i forbid access to X to all Windows accounts except mine and that this does not affect Dropbox client ...
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Dropbox process gets killed right after startup

I have a Windows 7 computer with three accounts. One for me, for my wife and one for my son. Mine and my wife's are administrator, my son's is a normal user. We all use Dropbox. There is a problem ...
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How to stop sync file when using dropbox(not pause and resume, I want to quit)

I am trying to upload an file to dropbox, but it takes over 8hrs. So I want to quit and place my file back. However, I can see only 'resume' and 'pause', no 'quit':< I already tried shutdown ...
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Can I run multiple instances of Dropbox at once?

I have a Dropbox account for work and one for personal. Is it possible to run both at the same time, storing Dropbox contents in different folders? (i.e. Dropbox/Work and Dropbox/Personal, ...
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How to bind a command line to a user logging out in XP?

I have access to a central kiosk at work (windows XP). I installed Dropbox on the computer, but it hangs and must be force closed whenever a user logs out or I try to shut the system down. Since I ...
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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 ...