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Move folders from one dropbox to another

I have 2 dropbox accounts namely A and B (both are free accounts) I want to know, how do i completely move a folder from A to B free-ing up the correspondng size of that folder from A ? I want to do ...
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Cross platform softlinks?

I am using a scientific software that require softlinks to work with reasonable efficiency. However, I'd also like to sync my data, that must contain bare data from that software (i.e. not packaged ...
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How to get Dropbox to sync changes inside a symlinked directory?

On Win 7 I have a symbolic link from inside the Dropbox pointing to an external directory which I'd like to sync. Upon the initial sym-linking and whenever restarting the Dropbox program, the sync ...
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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 do I share files wirelessly between two Macs when I don't “have permission” to read the files?

So I followed the Migration Assistant instructions that say to go to the System Preferences on both computers, enable "file sharing", and then add the files in question to the Public Folder on the ...
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programs to push files to remote computer

Objective Have a folder on my desktop, drop files into this folder, this begins a transfer from my computer to a remote computer. if the transfer is interrupted the transfer should resume from that ...
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Does Dropbox on iOS use LAN sync to get files shared from another Dropbox account (on the same LAN)?

Does Dropbox on iOS use LAN sync between two different accounts? I'm 99% certain that if the iPad and the computer are using the same Dropbox account that the LAN is used. I am much less certain ...
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Dropbox: Is possible to enable uploading and disable downloading

I have two laptops. First laptop I use every day, second about 1-2 times during a week (and most time it is in hibernate mode). So when it waked up, dropbox initiate uploading process that take many ...
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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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Using the same local folder for Dropbox and Skydrive

Ever since I switched to windows phone I've sorely missed having an official dropbox app. Recently I've toyed with the idea of moving all my crucial files to SkyDrive instead. I have more storage on ...
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One Way Sync with Dropbox?

Is there any way I can mirror a dropbox folder to my C drive by just running a portable file? Extra background information because I know you guys hate it when you don't get the entire situation: I ...
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Syncing Dropbox shared stuff

A friend of mine has shared his Dropbox folder with me which is nearly 1GB in size. When I click on saving it to my Dropbox, it says it will do the same and also download the stuff to my computer ...
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FlashGet Can't Download from DropDox

I'm having problems using FlashGet to download stuff from Dropbox. I read somewhere that this didn't work. Is there absolutely no update, plugin, add-on, hack that could make it work? And, why ...
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can the shared folders of dropbox be seen or synchronized to other's local pc?

choosing to use DROPBOX is mainly coz it can share files to different applications. My question is, is it possible that if i share a folder to my friend, then he can check the folder on his local ...
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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 to automatically lock Dropbox files to prevent multiple users from working simultaneously?

We use Dropbox to sync files we're working on between multiple computers. Is there a way to automatically lock a synced file on other computers when one user opens it for editing, so it's impossible ...
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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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Permissions to allow Dropbox access but prevent Anti-virus access

My computer has some anti-virus software installed that runs constantly and checks for what it believes are malicious executables. I cannot disable or control the anti-virus software. I have dropbox ...
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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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How to recover information from Dropbox?

Well, we had an emplyee who used to store all of his business accounts in Dropbox. Now he left our company turned off the sync and uninstalled dropbox so all of his files went poof! His Dropbox ...
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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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How can I keep a folder on two computers in sync, without uploading to the cloud?

I want to keep certain folders in sync between various computers. They are a mix of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 machines. I already know about services such as SpiderOak and Dropbox, but I want to ...
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Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
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DropBox sync on Ubuntu Server stopped working

I have the Dropbox linux client installed on a server - and it has been working fine for around a month. But just this week has stopepd syncing some files uploaded from Mac or via the web. I have ...
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Sync a folder between several computers [closed]

I need to synchronize folders in a team of several people. syncs should be automatically or the people will forget about syncing. subgroups should be possible so that some folders are shared with ...
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Share a folder between Google Drive, Dropbox and Skydrive

I use three different systems to synchronize my files to the cloud. Google Drive is for my Android tablet, Skydrive for my Windows 8 phone and Windows RT tablet and Dropbox for things at work. This ...
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How to set dropbox based syncable reminders?

I'm trying to look for a way to set reminders between my homepc and work pc. And I need it something like this: I put a text file in dropbox on homepc, and let it get uploaded to dropbox (synced) ...
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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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Upload directly to Dropbox

We have a NAS which contains around 600GB of files which we want to upload to Dropbox. The only problem is that our Dropbox folder is located on our local computer which has only got 500GB of storage. ...
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Automatic upload of a local website to remote hosting?

I have a basic webpage hosted on Godaddy hosting. It is static HTML with links to a few files. I need to change the files every week or so and my current workflow is as follows: -- Create new ...
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Syncing google drive in linux

I use Dropbox client for syncing files to the web, and it works reasonably well. Now I want to purchase additional storage, but Dropbox is currently twice the price of google drive space! That's ...
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Stolen Macbook Pro, want to gain remote access

Hey guys I had a Macbook pro stolen. When I talked to the police they essentially told me there was nothing to do. Since then, I have read more about tracking down stolen macs and just last night ...
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Dropbox consuming CPU cycles even when paused [closed]

Today I noticed that Dropbox consumes nearly as much as half of CPU time consumed by kernel_task on OS X 10.8.3, which is a pretty decent amount of CPU usage. So I paused it and see what would happen. ...
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Select file from cloud to upload in browser?

Is there any such extension or plugin available for macs that let you browse your cloud files and select them in finder without actually keeping a copy of these files on your computer. For example, ...
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Dropbox options for avoiding file conflicts and locking issues

I use dropbox to sync many things, often things that you "shouldn't" sync, like FireFox states, game states, music database, etc, etc. Where I run into problems is with dropbox's love of syncing ...
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Does Dropbox sync when computer is asleep or locked?

I have some pretty big sync's to do, but I can't sit around my computer making sure it's awake and unlocked all day/night. Does Dropbox sync when the computer is "Locked" or asleep?
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Effective solution to sync single files between several machines

Many cloud syncronization tools (such as SpiderOak, Wuala, Dropbox, SparkleShare and many other) have a one big drawback - you can not syncronize single files such as ~/.vimrc, ~/.zshrc, ~/.bashrc - ...
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How to make Dropbox camera upload appear immediately on PC?

I use my android phone with dropbox and the camera upload function. But after it uploads images to cloud. The PC client doesn't do anything to download the image even after "pause syncing" and "resume ...
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Adding Dropbox to the run dialog

You can easily access many user folders using the Run command (⊞ Win+r), including documents, downloads, pictures. How can I add Dropbox support for this? That is, how can I press ⊞ Win+r, type ...
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Dropbox on Linux Mint permissions issue

I have been developing a python package in dropbox. DB seems to be causing a very strange permissions issue. I own and have RW permissions to the directory and all of it's contents. Yet, when I try to ...
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Copying Google Drive folder to new computer

I am shifting my files to a new Mac, including my Google Drive folder. I could just set up Gdrive on the new computer and let it sync with my Google Drive folder on the cloud, but this will take ...
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undo file deletes made by dropbox seelctive sync

I have some files that i placed inside a folder that is not sync'ed with dropbox. but when i tried to sync that folder, thinking that the copies on the server will be sync'ed were deleted. How do i do ...
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Is there a way to synchronize several folders data on dropbox to a single folder?

I have several folders under Dropbox and it hasn't been synchronized for a while. Is there a way to synchronize data only on a single folder?
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How do I change the Dropbox directory on a headless GNU/Linux server?

I have installed Dropbox 2.0.0 via command line on my home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use for off-site automated backups, but I can't change the directory that the Dropbox daemon keeps synced. ...
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Don't sync files during Matlab execution in Dropbox (Linux)

I'm a strong Dropbox user. I usually log in (via SSH) to my Linux machine and use Matlab on a Dropbox folder which automatically syncs everything. However, at this moment, my code generates a lot of ...
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Automatically copy a folder when it gets updated

I am working on a project on my hard drive F, but my Dropbox-Folder is on my hard drive D. Now I want, that everytime I save something in the folder on hard drive F, that it get's automatically copied ...
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Dropbox LAN sync - hint for an IP address

In my work network UDP broadcast networks are isolated between the WiFi and wired channels, so LAN sync discovery does not work. Is there a way to explicitly tell Dropbox to try a specific IP address ...
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How should I mass rename files to fix Dropbox (false) detected “conflicting” version to “non-conflicting” version?

I have a project with many files, located in several sub-directories. Dropbox somehow replaced the latest versions of some of those files with an old version and renamed the latest ones by adding " ...
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Whether document in a dropbox can be changed by multiple users at same time?

Is it possible to change a document simultaneously by multiple users while being actively shared in Dropbox (much similar to what Google docs has to offer)?
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How to I setup a folder to pass files on without holding them?

Is it possible to create a folder where Whenever a file is placed in it, the file is automatically copied to another specified location and then the original file is deleted? What I'm trying to do ...