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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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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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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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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 ...
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DropBox sync on Ubuntu Server stopped working

I have the Dropbox linux client installed on a server - and it has been working fine for around a month. But just this week has stopepd syncing some files uploaded from Mac or via the web. I have ...
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Stolen Macbook Pro, want to gain remote access

Hey guys I had a Macbook pro stolen. When I talked to the police they essentially told me there was nothing to do. Since then, I have read more about tracking down stolen macs and just last night ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What happened to 'Copy Public Gallery Link' for folders in Photos in Dropbox?

I've been trying to figure out how to use the Photos folder properly, but it does not seem to contain the functionality that is mentioned on various websites. From what I've read, you are supposed ...
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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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What are the pros and cons between SparkleShare and ownCloud? [closed]

When comparing SparkleShare and ownCloud, what are the pros and cons between them? Self-hosting a sync service like Dropbox has a great appeal - especially within a corporate setting. What is the ...
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Symbolic Links to an Existing Folder

I'm trying to synchronize two folders on two different computers to my Dropbox folder on their respective machines. So for example: XP: C:\Dev -> C:\Documents and Settings\username\Dropbox\Dev OSX: ...
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Is there a way to automate file/folder syncing if and when there is a change to specified files/folders?

Right now I have a Dropbox Folder synced to another folder on my hard drive and to one on my external hard drive. I have done this by using Sync Toy and a scheduled event that fires every 30 minutes. ...
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How to generate a link for file in DropBox application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you get a public link to a file in Dropbox that isn't in a public folder? How to get a link for file in DropBox folder so I can use it for sharing on the web? ...
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Syncing iTunes between Mac and Windows using DropBox?

How do I sync iTunes library files (xml, itl) and music files/folders between these two different operating systems with different folder structures? I currently keep both the library files and the ...
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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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Stolen MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro was recently stolen. I still have remote access via Dropbox and his IP address. I don't have the expertise to run SSH and change the remote login. I'd prefer to use a keylogger. Could ...
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How to set up multiple users on the same computer using the same DropBox folder?

I am running DropBox on a few computers, but one of those computers (a Mac) I have multiple accounts on. One account is for general usage and the other account is for software development. I'd like ...
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How can I download the .mp3 file from Dropbox?

Firefox. XP3. My friend loaded some personally recorded mp3 files for me to download from Dropbox. However, when I follow the link I only get a Quicktime media player in a browser window. How can I ...
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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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How concerned do you think I need to be about the security and integrity of my Dropbox and Amazon S3 accounts? [closed]

What are the risks? Where are the vulnerabilities? Is my Dropbox encrypted?
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Can I store Outlook's PST files in Dropbox

I am wondering if there are any potential issues in moving large Outlook PST files (e.g. a few 3–5GB Outlook files) into Dropbox? The files are periodically accessed / altered and might increase ...
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Is this a virus? A pop-up box from Drop Box asked about uploading photos from my PC

I refused to do it, and then shortly after, WinPatrol began pestering me to allow an .exe file created around the time of said popup to be on Startup. I kept refusing it, removed it from the WinPatrol ...
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Does Dropbox affect Internet line speed?

My Internet speed is awful. Browsing, the works. Does Dropbox affect internet line speed because of the constant updating of the info in your Dropbox?
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Use DropBox Cloud storage from Linux file system

Anybody know how to use DropBox cloud storage from the Linux file system (that is, access the files through the file system without storing them locally, as opposed to the normal method of storing a ...
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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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How to recover information from Dropbox?

Well, we had an emplyee who used to store all of his business accounts in Dropbox. Now he left our company turned off the sync and uninstalled dropbox so all of his files went poof! His Dropbox ...
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Is it possible to use the same folder for Dropbox and SkyDrive?

Is it possible to set the same folders to SkyDrive and dropbox? I would like to sync them both at the same time. How to perform this action?
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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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Can't get dropbox to move to Root on OSX?

I want to move my dropbox folder from HDD/users/pete2k/dropbox to HDD/dropbox however whenever I try and do this using the 'gear icon' --> 'Dropbox location' I get an error saying... Can't create ...
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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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Letting a friend use computer to access his Dropbox account from my computer

I already have a Dropbox account. Suppose if one of my friends want to check and upload some files to their Dropbox account from my computer. Would it be okay to let them use my computer for that ...
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How to keep my Dropbox Files once deleted from Dropbox folder?

Is there any way to have files only upload from Dropbox folder without syncing every second or having to store the files on my computer? Is there anyway to have Dropbox work like Google Drive or ...
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How to zip folder and upload to Dropbox?

I would like to zip a folder and upload to my dropbox from Ubuntu shell. I intend to use this as a backup solution, so it would also be nice to run everyday and replace the older file.. If dropbox ...
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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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Install Dropbox client version for Linux Debian wheezy

I try to searching the .deb pkg for amd64 to install the Dropbox client version, but I didn't find it. I also try to put in source.list more repositories and try to the official page of Dropbox, but ...
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Is there a decent Windows app for auto cropping/uploading screenshots? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the shortest way to post a cropped screenshot on the web? I'm looking for an alternative to CloudApp on Mac. I've tried FluffyApp which hooks into the ...
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Revision / backup software for folder?

I'm looking for a simple backup/revision software that will monitor a folder for new changes and make a backup of newly modified files? I have a folder with some text files, a few Word/Excel files and ...
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AppleScript problem: 'do shell script' with backslashes '/'

I am trying to create an applet which takes the selected items in the Finder and creates a ist of RTF links in the clipboard, using AppleScript. The code is : tell application "Finder" to set s to ...
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Syncing aliases via Dropbox and having them work on both Macs

I'm currently syncing my Desktop folder between two Macs using Dropbox. The Desktop folder in my Mac's user folder is an alias to the folder in my Dropbox. This works fine. On one Mac, I created an ...
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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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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 ...