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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 ...
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Any way to prevent Dropbox from opening the Camera Uploads folder when an iPhone is connected?

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook Pro, Dropbox always launches its Camera Uploads folder in Finder. Is there any way to turn this off (some command I can run in Terminal, perhaps)? EDIT: To be ...
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Looking for markdown text editor with drag/drop image insert (auto-upload)?

I use Notational Velocity for keeping notes. I love the speed and simplicity but I'd like to make adding images easier and less relient on a local file system. I've tried to use Evernote but it's just ...
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Dropbox causes high CPU usage on Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)

Dropbox will occasionally use around 100% of the CPU. Why is this happening and how do I fix it? From searching around, it seems like it's not an uncommon problem.
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How do I have Wordpress keep its database in the same directory as other files (for sharing via Dropbox)?

I am working on a Wordpress site with another person. At the moment the Wordpress files are on a shared Dropbox folder, which allows both of us to see all the files we need to work on. However, ...
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How to tell dropbox to ignore git files?

I have been keeping my vim files in Ubuntu One and since I have a lot of plugins installed as git submodules (or however vundle installs them) and I'm only interested in updating these repositories on ...
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hourly download with wget

i would like to download a file from dropbox every hour and log it for testing. whats the best way to this? im new to wget and so far iv manage to download the file. here is what i have so far: ...
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LibreOffice lock files and Dropbox

I use Dropbox for collaborative work between Windows workstations. One of the use is to share LibreOffice documents. Concurrent editings are normally forbidden by LibreOffice by creating a lock file ...
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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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Dropbox on Mac do not sync updates from the cloud to local machine, until relaunch

I use Dropbox on Mac. Everything works fine except that it won't sync updates/changes from the cloud to the local machine. For example, If I delete/rename a file in the Dropbox using web browser, ...
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Photoshop file gone to 0 bytes, all work lost

There is this Photoshop file (webdesign) I had been working on yesterday for approx. the whole day, and it was hosted on Dropbox. When I was working on the psd file, dropbox was on the whole time and ...
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tool to share text file and notify collaborators of file changes?

I would like a tool that will allow me to share a text file with a colleague, and if the file changes, will email them with a list of any additions or deletions. I believe Dropbox can notify you ...
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How does Dropbox work in Windows?

When a file is dropped into Dropbox's sync folder, is that file actually still stored locally on my hard drive, or is it some type of hologram? I keep a number of ebooks synched across devices with ...
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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 there a solution to the zip/cpgz cycle after downloading from Dropbox to Mac?

I've downloaded a file to my computer from Dropbox and am now suffering a zip/cpgz cycle! Instead of unzipping the downloaded zip file, my iMac converts it into a cpgz file and when I click to ...
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How can I sync two computers with dropbox and not have one delete a new file?

I want to have two laptops syncing to the same dropbox account. When both laptops are running and a new file is uploaded, the other laptop downloads it straight away and all is synced. The problem is ...
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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 to preserve ownership and permissions in Dropbox?

I have two machines, a Mac and a PC running Linux, that I am trying to keep a certain file synced between using Dropbox. One of the files that I am syncing needs to be writable by another user ...
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How can I automatically compare and merge a large number of text files?

Due to a series of technical snafus with Dropbox and Simplenote syncing, my main writing folder, which contains text files mostly in Markdown format, is all messed up. I have about 500 unique files, ...
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How to let my friends upload their files to my Dropbox account?

I have a bunch of friends, and we will share our documents and photos. My original idea is that we can use "public folder" or "shared folder" in Dropbox so that each of us can easily upload photos to ...
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Copy only files that don't exist regardless of file name?

My dropbox account apparently renames all auto uploaded images. I'm about to clear my phone and I would like to verify that all images are in the dropbox folder before deleting them. If they had their ...
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In concept, are there any working setups for locally mounting several cloud services for free, encrypted storage?

The reason I started thinking about this was that I remember back when Gmail started offering several gigabytes of space, software came out that "mounted" your Gmail inbox as a drive in Windows (this ...
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Dropbox folder sharing - options for email address is not there after upgrade to windows 7

I have just been upgraded to Windows 7. Now my Dropbox folders are no longer sharing, and the option to share with another email address is no longer there?
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How to Install apps on iPhone 5 Jail from Dropbox? [closed]

Is there a way to install apps on iPhone which I have in my dropbox folder?
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eCryptfs with dropbox: must remount for synchronized changes to be visible

I am experimenting with using eCryptfs on top of dropbox, and I am encountering some issues. My system is GNU/Linux, openSUSE 12.2 to be exact. My setup is thus: I have set up two instances of ...
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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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Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup

I use Dropbox but also like to back up my files to an external hard drive. I am currently doing a one way sync from Dropbox to the external drive every hour. This is very inefficient as the ...
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Sharing documents using dropbox

I need to share some documents with some other collaborators and (that's important) I need to know when a file was last modified and who modified it. I was wondering if Dropbox could be the solution, ...
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Dropbox won't detect edited files using Remote GIT bare repository folder and ssh

Here's the situation... I develop under windows8 and I have some projects, every project, with a specific local git repository For each local repository I have a remote bare repository on my VPS (I ...
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Are there risks installing Dropbox using root on Unix?

I have installed Dropbox to my Unix server via SSH as root. I'm wondering if this was a bad idea as Dropbox is now contained under the the root home folder. Are there any additional security ...
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whole volume private Dropbox with Windows 7 [closed]

I want to setup full volume file mirroring from a client computer to a server computer. In my imagination the end result is something slightly comparable to both RAID1 and dropbox. I have listed a ...
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Using a dropbox-type solution for students where their folders are protected [closed]

I need a solution like dropbox for computers in our lab where students have access to their files. We created an account for our lab on dropbox and so there's a folder now synced on all computers for ...
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effect of deleting a shared Dropbox file [closed]

A friend has shared some concert photographs with me via Dropbox & I have them in my Dropbox folder on my iPad. She may need to delete the photos from her Dropbox to free space. Will the photos ...
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Why are some of my files blocked?

I've been sent here from Wordpress Stackexchange to see if my question belongs here. My Dropbox account lately has been experiencing problems. It says that it cant sync a JPG file because the access ...
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Dropbox.py on RHEL 6

I'm trying to run a headless install of Dropbox on RHEL 6. The daemon seems to be running, but when I try to use Dropbox's associated dropbox.py tool to control the daemon, it fails to run with the ...
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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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wierd drive errors on dual-boot system with sharedpartition and shared dropbox folder. How do I debug this?

My system I have a dual-boot setup with windows 8 and linux debian testing on a lenovo X1-carbon laptop with a 256GB SSD drive. I've made a shared partition in the NTFS format, and use this partition ...
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Vim no longer prompts for encryption key when reading encrypted file; why not, and how can I get this restored?

I recently began using Vim to encrypt text files (by using the :X command and entering an encryption key at the prompt). As documented, Vim then prompts for that key when I reopen the file and ...
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How to allow Dropbox to auto-update by adding an exception to ESET firewall?

I am using ESET Smart Security v5.2.9.1 and Dropbox at Windows 7 x64. The problem that I am facing is that every time Dropbox wants to auto-update, it downloads an updater file that has different ...
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Is there any way to change Dropbox's default website in “Launch Dropbox Website” from firefox to Chrome in Ubuntu?

I want to change the default browser (firefox) on Ubuntu that opens when I select "Launch Dropbox Website" option on right-clicking the dropbox tray icon. Is there a way / a configuration file where a ...
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How can I encrypt a file on Windows 8 before storing it on Dropbox?

I would like to store some sensitive information in the cloud (my preferred cloud service is Dropbox). I would like to encrypt it before putting it in the Dropbox folder for synchronization. What's ...
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Moving dropbox to another PC without downloading it all again

Is this possible? ie zip the dropbox folder copy it to a new PC extract it and have drop box point to it. Thus avoiding downloading it all again. This is what I did: I had a 7zip backup of the ...
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Relocating the Dropbox folder in Ubuntu

I've two hard drives on my ThinkPad. One for dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (12.10) (it's separately installed, not with Wubi). I've installed Dropbox on Win 8 and syncs all the folders into hard ...
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Moving the dropbox folder

I am trying to move my Dropbox folder to a different location in the same drive, but am unable to do so. It keeps saying: Now I have closed every program and have also checked with Process Explorer ...
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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 ...