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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Syncing Chrome Extension Settings w/ Dropbox

I was wondering where I could find the settings for extensions in Google Chrome so I can create a symbolic link to synchronize the information w/ Dropbox until Google offers an official solution. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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chown does not apply owner change

I'm having a problem with Dropbox which seems to be quite common (the problem apperas on all sorts of systems - I'm running on Ubuntu 11.10). From the reading I've done, it seems the problem is that ...
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Ideas on how to make a simple Dropbox message board? [closed]

Just a very simple message board (no user account registrations of course) for a few of my group members working on a project. The basic idea I have is to have an XML file which will act as our ...
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How to set up a PRIVATE vimwiki on Dropbox.com

I assume those who are reading this page know what vimwiki and dropbox.com are and what they are for, so I might directly go into my confusion. The common way of setting a PRIVATE vimwiki on Dropbox ...
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where did my dropbox folder go in linux?

I've installed Dropbox before on Mac and Windows and in those installations it asked me where I wanted my dropbox folder, but when I installed it on ubuntu 64 linux it didn't seem to ask that, and I ...
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Dropbox + Latex: automated pdf compile

I'm in the middle of a "drop a file here and compile it using Latex" project. I have a dropbox and I would like to drop a .tex file in a specific folder and have a script that compiles It for me. I'm ...
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Using Dropbox as a cloud based file share - does everyone need an upgraded account?

We have a file share in our small office (3-5 users). We now have the need for the files to be accessible outside of the office. I like the idea of dropbox - we have been using it for small remote ...
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Dropbox takes hours to sync & shows different modified times (coincidentially in the future)

Dropbox is taking hours to synchronize. I can't tell exactly how long because the time stamps on the website make no sense - they say the files were modified tomorrow. My netbook (Windows XP) says ...
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Can I synchronize Things for Mac with Dropbox?

I am a fan of Things for Mac and have been using on my MacBook Pro. I just bought another Mac and was wondering about sharing across the computers. My thought was to use dropbox to create the ...
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Sync a Dropbox Folder with iTunes

Okay here's my scenario. Dropbox is great for sharing things. iTunes is great for managing music. I have a private shared Dropbox folder that I use to share music among my friends. I use iTunes ...
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How to make Dropbox “ignore” specific folders in the sync

I tried using Dropbox to sync my computer's code files, however it syncs everything. I want to be able to configure Dropbox not to sync folders with specific names like ".git" and/or "target" as ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Linux: Dropbox alternative with sftp/rsync/… access

Currently on my VPS I'm running couple of sites and Dropbox daemon to store backups. Problem is that VPS has 512M RAM and it was enough until new version of Wordpress (I don't know why, but now it ...
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Is there an android music player that can play from dropbox? [closed]

I tend to keep my current favorite music in Dropbox so that I can listen to it at home and work. My android phone has can also play music from Dropbox but to do so, you have to select each song ...
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Download file from DropBox via telnet on Windows XP?

Is it possible to download a text (or even an exe) file from Dropbox, using telnet at the command prompt on Windows XP? If so, what are the detailed step by step commands to achieve this?
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Multiple parallel downloads to multiple Dropbox users kill the LAN

We have an office where multiple people use Dropbox to share files, and sometimes several users are on the same folder. When an external party adds a large file into one of these shared folders, all ...
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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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Is there a performance hit to local file access with dropbox?

I've been considering using dropbox for a few reasons, since it seems to solve a lot of potential headaches. However, one thing I didn't find a lot of information on were the drawbacks from a ...
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Eclipse, workspaces, DropBox and source control

Eclipse has an idea I've always been kinda uncomfortable with - the idea of the workspace. The workspace is that folder you store ALL your projects in. You cannot store projects outside the ...
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Remove Dropbox folder from computer

I have created a Dropbox account, downloaded the software, setup the folder, and created symbolic links to monitor folders. The first problem was that the symbolic links that I thought I had set up ...
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Disable Dropbox when WiFi isn't available

I have an ultralight PC with Windows 7 that I use during my daily bus commute. Since the processor speed is limited, I'm looking for a way to disable/enable Dropbox when I'm not connected to a WiFi ...
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Is Google Drive's syncing and file indexing faster than Dropbox's?

I have both Google Drive and Dropbox installed on my PC. Currently, I am using Dropbox for storing files I would like to access both from home and work PC. Because there is a lot of files and folders ...
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Dropbox asks me for password and resync on DropBox start

Everytime I start the Dropbox app (version 2.10.41) on Mac OS X (version 10.9.5) it asks me to log in and after login it starts to sync and tells me that my computer is linked successfully. This ...
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Dropbox folder under Program Files

are there any ways that we can change the Dropbox folder under the Program Files folder in Win 7? I use a desktop PC with only permissions to store file under the folder Program Files/MyApp . ...
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Join files in the cloud

I have a Dropbox/One Drive/Google Drive account. I also have a very large file to be uploaded (12GB). My internet connectivity is limited, so I will not be able to upload the file in one go. Is there ...