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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 ...
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Dropbox in a networked shared home folder environment

I've got access to a cluster of servers, and my home directory appears on all of them (as it's on a networked drive). I installed the CLI version of Dropbox on one of them, and when I make changes to ...
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Dropbox interrupts VPN Connections

Since today I experience a strange problem. I use several VPN Connections at home. Hardware Device (Sophos Red 10) which establishes a VPN for my company telephone Cisco VPN Client to connect to a ...
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How to create & sync wordpress website between multiple computers?

I'm trying to start creating a wordpress website, and I need to sync my work between 2 windows 7 PCs. I've tried xampp & ampps, for editing and viewing php files. But haen't yet tried installing ...
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Is Dropbox logging my keyboad presses?

I am a Dropbox user. Today when I hit the PrintScreen button on windows 7, a popup opened saying something like: Save your screenshots directly to the Dropbox? Is Dropbox really logging my ...
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Adding Dropbox link on Windows 8.1 desktop

I have Windows 8.1. I use Dropbox for work. How do I get a shortcut to my Dropbox on my desktop? The Dropbox link right now is in my start menu. I have been unable to find Dropbox anywhere on my ...
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Restoring Dropbox using physical media after OS reinstall

I'm wanting to update my laptop from Linux Mint 15 to 16 as support is being dropped as of January. One of the main things holding me back is how long it takes for me to resync my Dropbox after a new ...
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Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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View/edit Mac OS X's Finder labels from a Windows PC

Is it possible to view and/or edit the Mac's Finder labels (applied to folders and/or files) from a Windows PC? We are sharing files via Dropbox and it'd be nice if the few Windows users we have ...
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Can I delete the “left over” files which are selectively not-synced in Dropbox?

To save space on my local OS X harddrive, I've unselected several folders in the Selective Sync setting of Dropbox. Now, in Finder on my local machine, those folders have a minus sign next to them, ...
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How do I prevent Dropbox remotely from syncing?

I have dropbox installed on my home computer and on my work computer, but I only want certain folders to be synced. I use the selective syncing option in preferences. But whenever I add a new folder ...
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Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
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How can I get Dropbox not to sync a particular folder that doesn't have read permissions?

I am using Dropbox 2.4.10 on OS X. I use Spotlight with an encfs-encrypted folder inside my Dropbox, which is mounted with the -o local option to get it to work on OS X 10.9 (see here). As a result, ...
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Pausing / resuming Dropbox from the command line (Windows)

Is there a way to pause and resume Dropbox from the command line? I'm running Dropbox as a normal installation (no Windows Service) I don't want to KILL or freeze the Dropbox process. I want it to ...
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Windows system drive images potentially dangerous to cloud data?

It seems that Microsoft recommends to not move the C:\Users directory off the system partition (e.g. using junction points)1 at least as of Windows 8.1. At the same time however most cloud services ...
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Integrate Dropbox into Windows' save dialog

In Windows 8.1 there is SkyDrive showing in the save dialog. How do I make my Dropbox folder show here for easy access? I noticed that these elements are the main groups on the left in This PC ...
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How does Dropbox determine when to overwrite the local file vs overwrite the cloud file?

When Dropbox encounters a file on one's computer that is different than the cloud version of that file that it knows about, how does it decide whether it should sync them by overwriting the local file ...
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File sync solution with pattern matching

I have a directory I want to sync over the cloud using a service like Dropbox. But, within that folder, I only want to sync directories that match a particular pattern. For instance, sync all folders ...
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Quickest way to send links from PC to PC [closed]

I am looking for the quickest way to send URLs and short Text in general from my Laptop to Desktop or vice verse. A lot of the time I am browsing on my Laptop near my Desktop then find a URL which I ...
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how to resolve dropbox installation error in debian wheezy? 'backend does not support installing files'

Just installed Debian for the first time and one of the first things I have done is attempt to install drop box. I downloaded the 32 bit debian version from the dropbox site to /home/user/downloads. ...
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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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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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Add Dropbox or other Links in Windows Explorer 8.1

Is there a way to add Dropbox (or Google Drive, Box, etc) to the Desktop area in Windows Explorer? In-between SkyDrive and Chris? Skydrive is more or less forced on you in 8.1, but it remains unused ...
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Map network drive to cloud storage?

My company currently shares local documents using a network drive. Every Friday, I have to send a specific set of these local files to another branch of the company in a different city. Is there a ...
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How to use the Dropbox Camera Uploads only for new pictures I take

I need to quickly start uploading new pictures I take on my Android device to Dropbox, and for efficiency purposes I need it to automatically upload as soon as I take the picture. However, as soon as ...