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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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Can't sync Firefox custom dictionary

I used to be able to sync the Firefox custom dictionary (persdict.dat) using Dropbox by creating a symbolic link between the Firefox profile folder and the Dropbox folder. I haven't used Firefox for a ...
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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 ...
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How to mount Dropbox folder from ubuntu guest virtualbox with rw permission

I am using windows 8.1. I installed virtualbox and set up a virtual Ubuntu 13.10 system in it. I want to shared the folder with windows. The folder is the Dropbox folder with rw permission. I can ...
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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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Best way to blog while locally editing files?

I want to blog while editing my files locally. Requirements: Edit the files locally only (on my computer, using my text editor), in some clean format (say, Markdown). Have the files viewable ...
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change dropbox selective sync while dropbox isn't running

I've added a largish folder to my Dropbox, but don't want to sync it to a computer that doesn't have dropbox running all the time. I can start dropbox, then tell it not to sync that folder, but ...
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Dropbox install in VirtualBox Xubuntu

I'm a Linux newbie that's having a fair bit of trouble getting Dropbox to run in Xubuntu 13.10 (which is in VirtualBox – Windows 8.1 host). Everything seems to install correctly, but when it ...
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How can I tell dropbox to not login automatically?

I installed Dropbox on my Windows machine, and when I first launched it, it asked me to enter my username and password. There was no checkbox asking whether I want Dropbox to remember my username and ...
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Sending to my dropbox

I run a seminar and want my speakers to send me their power point so I can place it on 2 laptops for the meeting. How do I allow them to send me the power points that only I will see ?
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“Graphical” stats for DropBox linux CLI?

Is there an htop style DropBox monitoring software package? I find myself running dropbox status a lot to see where my synchronization state stands. I'd rather just keep open a terminal with my ...
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Dropbox fails with “Dropbox requires administrator rights to continue, but could not elevate (unexpected error 6)” during installation

I just tried to install Dropbox on a users Windows 7 64 bit machine at work...and the installation program asked for my administrator password. When I type it in I get the error: "Dropbox ...
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Change Config Direction of Notepad++

I want to know where I can change the location where Notepad++ saves the config files (which is by default the appdata folder, if not checked that it should not use this folder) The reason why I want ...
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Trigger Dropbox to Start Sync

Dropbox 2.6.2 on Ubuntu GNOME 13.03 64bit. When I modified a file on my local disk, under ~/Dropbox/, Dropbox start to sync immediately. But when modifications are made on the remote space, e.g. ...
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Will deleting Dropbox files on my Mac affect other linked devices?

Just recently ended a job and all my previous bosses files are linked to my computer through Dropbox. I have deleted the Dropbox application but they remain on my computer, I just want to be certain ...
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Linking outlook PST file to dropbox

I'm currently looking to link my email files to dropbox. My .pst is around 9 GB at the moment. Is dropbox going to sync the whole 9GB every time I receive an email or is dropbox only going to sync the ...
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Dropbox making duplicate files

My Dropbox keeps making duplicate copies of files, e.g. Becker Job and saving it as Becker Job(1). What is causing this and how do I stop it?
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Dropbox creates conflicted copy of TrueCrypt container on read access (no modification)

I use TrueCrypt containers in Dropbox with preserve modification timestamp option unchecked. This enables Dropbox to know that the file has been modified and it should be sync'd. Unfortunately, ...
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Lost mobile movie uploads to Dropbox

I moved 17 full-length movies from my HTC phone to my Dropbox account using a desktop in an Internet cafe. I had to download Dropbox in that particular computer b/c it didn't have one, I dragged and ...
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one folder for dropbox in linux and windows

i have a dual boot xp / linux mint system. I created a partition to share data between xp en linux, and there I would like to have the (shared) dropbox folder. how can I achieve that? setting this ...
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Allow dropbox through windows firewall when everything else is blocked

Using this solution I've blocked all internet access with windows firewall and made an exception to allow local subnet traffic through the firewall. How would I allow dropbox through the firewall as ...
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Skip Dropbox indexing on windows startup

I am having the following problem: When Windows 7 is started it starts up very quick (It's installed on ssd with i7 processor and 16GB of RAM and all services I don't use are disabled) but then ...
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Extract metadata from Word files sent anonymously

I am being sent numerous explicit/harassing Word files via Skydrive and was wondering if there is a method of extracting and viewing the metadata or any useful identifying information after ...
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Is it possible to download a URL directly into Dropbox's cloud storage, without having Dropbox on localhost?

Suppose I have a file on a url such as foo.com/MyFile.tar.gz. I want to put this file into my Dropbox web storage, but without first downloading to localhost and then uploading. Note that my ...
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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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Using Keepass + Dropbox, where to store Dropbox's password?

I'm thinking about starting using KeePass2 with the password database on Dropbox to manage my passwords. I've been doing my research on the subject and I already moved a couple of passwords there to ...
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Install ipa via dropbox - “cannot connect to dropbox”

I was following this http://dr-palaniraja.blogspot.com/2011/06/distribute-your-iphoneipad-adhoc-builds.html but I was getting error "cannot connect to dropbox.com". Then I created folder "Test" and ...
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dropbox--safely deleting a shared folder to clear up space

How can I delete a shared folder on my account, without another user, who was the original administrator of the file, losing their files? I am trying to clear up space on my account being used by ...
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Dropbox sync: deleting files locally and not from dropbox

I assume that if I select for a specific folder not to be synced with my computer anymore I will be able to delete that folder from my dropbox folder(on my computer) without worry of it being deleted ...
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dropbox linux: Where can I find the user linked to my linux box

I've set up several dropbox account and I can't remember which dropbox user I used for a specific linux box. I there a way on the linux to find which user is connected with ?
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Collaborate on folder inside Dropbox public folder?

What is the best pattern for write enabled collaboration on a subfolder inside the Dropbox public folder? The use case is that I want to give write access to multiple people, while giving the ...
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How to encrypt my everchaging files for Dropbox while keeping them decrypted locally? [closed]

I would like to encrypt my files for outside use (e.g. for Dropbox), but keep them unencrypted on my hard drive (for instance, to be accessible by indexing and other 3rd party software). Similar to ...
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Does Dropbox store my password on my computer?

About a year ago I changed my Dropbox password and lost access to the email address my Dropbox account was associated with in the same day due to a rather acrimonious end to my employment. I almost ...
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To make Smart Priority for Dropbox File Sync

I tweeted this idea already and put some peer-pressure to the developers of Dropbox. Is there any possibility to put some Smart Priority for Syncing files in Dropbox? I want to sync first files in ...
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Dropbox Installation in single folder Windows XP & Windows 7

I have dual boot OS, Windows XP and Windows 7. I have already installed Dropbox in Windows XP. I have installed the Dropbox client in Windows 7 but when I tried moving the folder location to it, in XP ...
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Windows in Parallels: Can a Windows virus destroy my Mac files?

I've mac book pro with OS X 10.9.1 On this machine I've installed Windows 8.1 in Parallels. If I get a virus on Windows can it destroy my files on my Mac? For example I see that my Dropbox from my ...
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Mirror cloud storage accounts [closed]

Is there any service that lets you mirror i.e. Dropbox and Drive? Let's say I change something on Dropbox and it's automatically applied to Drive as well. Like some sort of RAID-concept for cloud ...
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Has Dropbox an upload limit? Upload slows down after lots of data has been transferred [closed]

Are there any limitations when uploading data via the Dropbox client? I'm backing up my RAW-files when travelling and after having uploaded 20 GB at around 1 MB/s the speed has dropped to around 10 ...