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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. ...
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Sync Dropbox remotely

I have Dropbox on my Ubuntu desktop, and I am working remotely on my laptop. I would like to add files from my desktop to Dropbox and then access them on my laptop. So, I did the following: ssh ...
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Mac. Auto-quit specific programs after system inactivity

Problem: Programs like Things and Together do not like to be open in two locations so while Dropbox is great for some things it is less than ideal for these. Data loss could occur. So using those on ...
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Which way can I avoid Dropbox syncing older files when restoring a CloneZilla image?

Is there a way to avoid Dropbox Syncing older files back to my account when restoring a CloneZilla system image?
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Using Dropbox as a backup service

I'd like to use Dropbox as a backup service. By default, Dropbox will only synchronize files in the My Dropbox folder with my online storage. Can I configure it to synchronize from other locations, so ...
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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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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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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 sure)?...
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File sync service supporting symbolic links

I wonder if any of the mainstream sync services (e.g. Dropbox and the likes) is able to sync relative symbolic links among the synced folders correctly. And by supporting I mean uploading and ...
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Why does Dropbox use so much memory on Linux?

pmap shows that Dropbox uses nearly 200MB of memory (on Linux). When I run Dropbox on Windows, it only uses about 30MB of memory. What is the reason for that? Also, why are there so many [ anon ] ...
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Automatically saving the desktop and documents folders to the cloud in Windows 7

Background I have downloaded and installed the clients for Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. I save a lot of documents to ...
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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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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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Dropbox system tray icon old right-click menu

Is it by design, that the old Dropbox system tray right-click menu is gone in version 2.4.2? Can this still be set somewhere instead of the pop-up menu showing the recent files, etc. that is now ...
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How do I back up all my email messages from Mail to Dropbox?

My goal is: Take all of my email messages in Mac Mail, and compress them into one file. Upload that file into Dropbox. Even if I do not use Macs in the future, I should be able to see all my ...
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Can I use dropbox with a linux server that has no gnome/kde installed?

I want to sync files from my home directory on my linux server to my local computer. I noticed the instructions for dropbox.com only has instructions for linux with gnome/kde. can i use dropbox ...
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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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How to overlay an icon like the tick sync in Dropbox?

How exactly do you overlay an icon? Like a shortcut icon on Windows? For example, Dropbox overlayed the icons on the files and folders with a tick sign, indicating that they are in sync with the ...
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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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How do I hide .dropbox Files?

I have a bunch of these files automatically produced by Dropbox and I'd love to hide them: Any ideas on the best way to do this?
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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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Continue to sync with Dropbox after logging out

I use Dropbox in Debian. I would like to continue syncing the Dropbox folder after logging out. Is there a way to run the daemon in background at startup? Are there other ways to solve this?
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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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Turn off Dropbox monitoring for selective directories inside of dropbox's monitor directory

I have a folder directory for dropbox as follows \My Dropbox \Project1 \Project2 \Project3 \bin I would like to stop dropbox from monitoring the bin directory but keep monitoring ...
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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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Error message - folder too large to download

I`m trying to download everything I put on Dropbox to filter out copied etc. I have downloaded a folder, no problem, but another folder and I get the message that the folder is too large to download. ...
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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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Is it safe to manually copy my Dropbox folder to another computer, then install Dropbox on it?

I find myself installing and syncing Dropbox a lot as I move between various work computers, virtual computers and the odd Windows re-install on my home computer. Unfortunately my Dropbox folder ...
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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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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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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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How can I resolve Dropbox hanging when attempting to move my local Dropbox folder?

I recently tried to use the 'Move' feature within the Dropbox preferences to change the location of the 'My Dropbox' folder on my work computer. About halfway through the move operation I got an error ...
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Practical way to share 15GB of files with distributed users on cable connections

I am working with a company of 7 employees distributed throughout the U.S., each with basic cable internet connections, who need to share about 15 GB of thousands of documents (mostly Word and PDF ...
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is there a Diff tool for dropbox for Mac?

Is there a dropbox diff tool/app for Mac? So what I mean here in an app that highlights visually the difference between versions in a text file you have on dropbox. It would typically have two ...
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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 OneDrive instead. I have more storage on ...
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Dropbox - no lan sync on a virtual machine

Is there any way of making dropbox's lan sync working on a virtual machine ? Another "dropboxed" machine in the LAN is a standalone PC running *buntu 12.04 amd64, not a VM. detailed info: host OS: ...
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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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Google Drive desktop client not updating existing files from other users

I've looked around and there doesn't really seem to be any troubleshooting information for the Google Drive desktop client. It all assumes you are using Google Docs on the web. Anyway, my team is ...
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Dropbox — set it up so it is sort of one-way read only?

I've set up DropBox as a backup for some of my files not in the Dropbox folder by using a symlink. But it occurs to me that if something gets messed up on Dropbox's end, then in theory it could make ...
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S3 based dropbox like program for mac os and windows [closed]

I use dropbox to sync file between several computers. It does the job quite well but it have several disadvantages: Storing files on S3 is much cheaper (I need about 10Gb for all my shared files) ...
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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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Dropbox Permissions Error

I've been using Dropbox without any problems for the last 2 months. I'm currently using Archlinux with XFCE, recently update my Distro (that might be the problem, and it might be something else). ...
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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 ...