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Dropbox still “initializing” and won't sync

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and have been using Dropbox without any issues. However, for some reason it has suddenly stopped working. I've tried the following: Ran disk utility/repair permissions ...
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Search Doesn't Display Results Until I Click “Search My Stuff”

In Windows 7, when I would click the Start button and then start typing a search term, it would start displaying the corresponding search results. On my 2 Windows 10 machines that were upgraded, it ...
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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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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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Dropbox upload slows internet speed drastically

I just added a folder with some pictures and videos (~80 MB) to my Dropbox folder. Dropbox started syncing, and the "speed for browsing" dropped to unusable (DNS resolving pretty slow, websites loaded ...
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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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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 open/...
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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 ...
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Dropbox doesn't download all folders

I am using Dropbox with a group of students. Some of us don't see all folders via the app. If you go online they are all there. It oesn't seem to sync. We have tried uninstalling/installing, going ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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Can I upload attachments to Dropbox from Mail.app?

Now that Google has bought Sparrow, and Sparrow for OS X is likely to be gutted soon, I'm contemplating going back to Apple's Mail.app. However, one of the best features I've found in Sparrow is the ...
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Why is Dropbox synchronising so freakishly slowly in my Linux virtual machine?

I am setting up a Linux virtual machine (Windows 7 64-bit host, Ubuntu 64-bit guest, using VirtualBox), and I just installed Dropbox and set it to synchronise. I've only got about 2 GB in ...
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Why does Dropbox add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I'm a Mac user who shares various files in Dropbox with my Windows-using colleagues. Regularly, I find lots *com.dropbox.attributes files in my shared folders. This appears to create one for each ...
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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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Automatic Backups of material in DropBox?

I currently use Git to backup my things in DropBox but I haven't found this easy enough. I am not going to create cron hacks. Does there exist some built-in way for DropBox to do backups?
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Share files at arbitrary locations by Dropbox

I would like to have a terminal tool which would allow me to share files at arbitrary locations by Dropbox. For instance, by dropbox /users/cs/python/codes/1.py This should share the file at the ...
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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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Multiple Dropbox accounts on the same IP?

I use Dropbox a lot and I have everything organized. My friends and my 2 brothers would like to use the application too. The problem is that my brothers and me are on the same network. And it could ...
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How to find my dropbox database ID

I truly can't find it anywhere. Perhaps because when I first installed it, I deleted the public folder, I'm not sure. I'm referring to this article: http://recovermydrive.com/use-dropbox-to-make-...
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Dropbox system tray icon missing, not working

On an Lubuntu 15.10 machine the Dropbox icon, which tells the state of the application and allows interaction, is missing. When I start Dropbox, no matter if I'm using dropbox start, dropbox start -...
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Why does synchronizing 1.4 TB of data with my Dropbox account result in over 28 TB of IO read?

I tried to sync 4.4 millions of files (totaling ~1.4 TB) with my Dropbox account. I noticed a pretty high amount of IO read (28 TB) when the files were being synchronized, is there any reason why? ...
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How to synchronize an arbitrary Windows folder with a Dropbox account?

How can I do this with Dropbox: I want to ensure that all my files stored under C:\Users\Gerard\Images and C:\Users\Gerard\Documents are stored automatically online. I don't want to copy them ...
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Dropbox - how to view files from webbrowser?

I now work on linux machine that I don't have admin on, so I can't install dropbox. is there any way to download some files from dropbox (by WWW) ?
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Dropbox Client Will Not Connect in Windows 7

I am trying to install the Dropbox client (3.0.4) on a new Windows 7 Professional installation, and it will not connect to the server. I get an endless "Connecting…" message, with a "Dropbox is ...
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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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LAN sharing on Dropbox

We've got several machines running Dropbox (all mac osx desktops and laptops - no mobiles / tablet apps). 99% of the time we are syncing data between machines that are in the same room and on the same ...
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How to stop Dropbox from syncing certain folders on certain Os?

I have Dropbox on my phone, my Debian Os and my Windows 7. I put all my projects on Dropbox, for example, my django and my corona sdk projects are on dropbox. I don't want my corona sdk projects to ...
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Is it dangerous to use both Sky Drive and Dropbox?

I'd like to experiment with Sky Drive, but keep using my Dropbox account unless I decide to switch. This answer gives instructions for how to set up both at the same time, but I'm a little worried ...
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Outlook internet free-busy on Dropbox

How would I be able to share my Outlook "internet free-busy" status via Dropbox?
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer when Dropbox finishes synching?

We are using Dropbox and sometimes put large files in it. And our connection is not fast enough. So we want the computer to shutdown when Dropbox finishes its work. Is there a way to do this? In ...
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How to place a dropbox file into other dropbox

There is this file that I really want to download. The kahel os live cd I tried downloading it with 45kbps download rate and it would take 3 hours. And the connection is intermittent. So my download ...
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How to Duplicate Dropbox/Ubuntu One Folder Synchronization In-House?

I really like using Dropbox and Ubuntu One, but they don't quite cut it for my workplace, because of restrictions on using external services. Is there software (preferably free/open source) that we ...
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“Input/output errors” using encfs folder inside Dropbox folder

I have a 200 gig Encfs encrypted file system living in my Dropbox and being accessed by multiple machines, and I've never had any problems with it until now. I moved about 10 gigs of data around on ...
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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 it'...
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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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How do you do examine a Google Chrome extension before installing it?

I found what appears to be a very cool extension for Google Chrome - a Dropbox addin that lets you compare versions of files in your Dropbox by using a diff tool. Like most Chrome extensions, this ...
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Dropbox Setup, is it possible to sync files after I edit them?

Ok so the question might be a bit vague but this is to all the superusers of Dropbox. I have an android phone, a Macbook, and a Windows desktop. I usually start my homework, coding, or themes on my ...
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Syncing google drive in linux [closed]

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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How does dropbox sync files if I set one computer a few days into the future?

I do not understand how you could sync things correctly if time can be relative between computers.
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Rosetta Stone data on Dropbox

I'm currently trying to learn a new language using Rosetta Stone. Given that I have 2 computers (mac desktop and laptop), I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to have the data files in ...
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Can I use an 128GB SD card instead of an external hard drive on mac osx

I am stuck in a situation where I need more storage on my macbook. Most of the space is used up by dropbox which is used for work and although I have tried selective sync it is getting a bit annoying. ...
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Dropbox - no local copy, possible?

Arch user here. I wanted to use DropBox to free some space from my SSD. Is it possible to use DropBox in the same manner as I am currently using their web interface? So, the question again: I don't ...
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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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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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How to de-dupe identical photos that have a slightly different file size?

I imported many photos using the new "camera import" feature of Dropbox. Many of those were duplicates of photos previously imported by direct copying from the camera. Strangely, the Dropbox import ...
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Best way to restrict access to a folder in Dropbox

I currently run a business with around 10 staff members and we currently use Dropbox Pro 100GB to share all of our files. It works very well and is inexpensive, however, I am taking on a number of ...
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Dropbox: What happens when I delete shared files?

In Dropbox on OSX, I have a local folder that I have shared with another Dropbox user, Bob. Previously, I put some files in this folder, and Bob got them synced on his PC. Just now, I ACCIDENTALLY ...
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Share two Dropbox accounts?

How can I synchronize on my computer two different dropbox accounts? I share one privately and one with my office.
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I want to use Notepad++ with Dropbox but the option is disabled even though Dropbox is installed

I'm using Notepad++ on several computers, and rather than saving locally on each one I want to save to my Dropbox. There is an option in Notepad++ to do this, but it remains disabled. According to ...