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How can I get a indicator for dropbox in Debian xfce?

I am using Debian Wheezy with xfce 4.10. I installed dropbox but I couldn't find dropbox indicator. Anybody tell me how can I find the dropbox indicator?
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How to relocate 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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Stop dropbox from starting on windows startup

I try to stop dropbox from running on windows 7 start up. I went to dropbox configuration and opt this option out. pressed apply. looked in cmd "msconfig" and this service wasn't there. but yet it ...
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Error message - folder too large to download

I`m trying to download everything I put on Dropbox to filter out copied etc. I have downloaded a folder, no problem, but another folder and I get the message that the folder is too large to download. ...
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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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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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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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Forcing dropbox to omit particular type of file extensions?

I use Dropbox to save my numerical work on the fly - it's very convenient since I don't have to think about saving code every time when I make a change - but there is one flaw. You see, my .cpp files, ...
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How to export all notes in OS X/iOS Notes.app?

I used to take all my notes on my iPhone and iPad in Notes.app. I recently switched and take all my notes using various text editors and store the notes in my Dropbox. However, my old notes I used to ...
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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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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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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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Dropbox creation of folder with same name as non synced folder

I had a folder called WWW in my dropbox root which I decided not to sync with install around 6 months ago, since then I have evidently created a new WWW folder in dropbox. Now I cannot see it in ...
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How to prevent Dropbox from blocking port 80?

I need port 80 for Apache and Dropbox uses the same port. Of course I could disable/uninstall Dropbox, but I would prefer to redirect it to some other port. Is it possible? I searched for "dropbox ...
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Make wget cache DNS resolution results

I'm using wget in a script to download a changing file from Dropbox: wget -4 -O filename.ext "https://www.dropbox.com/s/<fixed-hash-id>/filename.ext?dl=1" I notice that wget resolves the IP ...
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Can I use something like Mac 'alias' inside Dropbox, so that I only need one copy of each file?

I have a large image collection, and sometimes an image fits into multiple categories: location, picture of my sister, etc. So, I have the SAME image in multiple folders based on these categories. ...
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dropbox always ask for dropbox account?

after the dropbox 2.10.52 get pushed (linux x64), It keeps asking me to re-link to my account at every reboot and resync everything again. It is very annoying. Is there any solution to this?
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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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Why can't I delete the special “Public” or “Photos” folders from Dropbox? [migrated]

When I delete the special "Photos" or "Public" folders from my Dropbox (latest client v2.10.52, Win7, 64-bit) they reappear a few seconds later. This is rather frustrating, as I don't use these ...
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Can you link an NTFS junction point to a directory on a Network Attached Storage?

I'm using Windows, and I want to use Dropbox to back up a folder outside my Dropbox directory. So I want to create a junction point from my target directory to my Dropbox folder. Accoding to the ...
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Automatically create sub-albums from subdirectories in Dropbox (like the old Photos feature)

The old Photos folder in Dropbox automatically created albums (thumbnail browsing, etc) for all of its contents recursively. What's the best way to get this functionality now that Dropbox has ...
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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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How to stop and start dropbox.app in Apple Terminal?

How to stop / start dropbox in the Apple Terminal? dropbox stop works when using Oracle Linux, but not within Mac OS 10.6.8.
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Transferring whole folders using Dropbox without the desktop app

Is there any way I can upload whole folders to my Dropbox account without the desktop application? I am syncing my home computer to a computer at university and the university computers do not allow ...
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Synology and Dropbox

I'm planning to buy a Synology NAS to use as an always-on media server. I currently have all my photos and music in my Dropbox folder on two Macs, and would like to simply mirror them onto the NAS as ...
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Files created in terminal are hidden in Dropbox

When I create text files in the terminal echo "TEXT" > ~/Dropbox/test.txt These files are hidden when Dropbox is accessed from another device. File permissions are set to 777.
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wget stops downloading: Cannot write to `-' (success)

Please have in mind that I don't know anything about servers, nor any of its vocabulary, I am a simple web coder, trying to figure my way on the universe! I'm trying to link dropbox on my server, I am ...
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If my external hard drive letter changed, is relinking my dropbox account the right action?

I use dropbox on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. My dropbox account folder is located on an external hard drive. I rebooted the computer and the external hard drive letter changed, which caused the ...
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What files can be removed when using dropbox on an external hard drive?

I read on https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/89 : If the external drive is disconnected from the computer while Dropbox is running, there's a small chance that the application will start deleting ...
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Which way can I avoid Dropbox syncing older files when restoring a CloneZilla image?

Is there a way to avoid Dropbox Syncing older files back to my account when restoring a CloneZilla system image?
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Why won't Dropbox sync particular files on my mac?

I'm using dropbox across several machines - two macs, two linux machines. All are working happily - except for one mac, where there are 4 files that persistently refuse to update. In finder, these 4 ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer

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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Why does Dropbox consume CPU cycles even when paused? [closed]

Today I noticed that Dropbox consumes nearly as much as half of CPU time consumed by kernel_task on OS X 10.8.3, which is a pretty decent amount of CPU usage. So I paused it and see what would happen. ...
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Sync a single folder with Dropbox (or similar service), without allowing other users access to entire Dropbox

I use Dropbox to sync almost all of my documents, work and personal. I also have a bunch of MATLAB routines that I'd like to sync with other users of a lab that I work at. In the lab, I only want the ...
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Dropbox SSL Certificate issue on OS X in both Chrome and Safari

Currently unable to connect to www.dropbox.com via https. This is only happening on one machine on the network. The machine is running OS X 10.6.8. Safari gives - When trying to connect in chrome ...
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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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Keep two files in sync on the same device

I have a file that is my master library of all references (in BibTeX). When I start a new research project, I place a copy of that master library in the project folder to allow me to cite it. The ...
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Can dropbox pick up 2 folders on different locations on the same machine and sync under the same account?

I use dropbox and my main folder resides D: local drive on a win 7 machine. I have linked a linux machine's folders at Z:, I would like to have those folders to be included in my dropbox too. Is there ...
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Problems with Dropbox merging files

I'm trying to work on a powerpoint presentation with other people. We are all enabled to edit the file, however when the upload our updated presentation it overrides the previous persons work and ...
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How to sync okular annotations between Windows and Linux using Dropbox?

Is there some way I can make Okular store metadata (specifically annotations) in Dropbox, so it is read by Okular regardless of which computer I am using. For example, I have a Linux laptop with lots ...
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Dropbox selective sync doesn't want to add back a directory

I have recently excluded a directory from sync using selective sync in Dropbox, and now I want to select it again (i.e. return things to normal) and each time I try to tick it back, it says: "The ...
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How to safely copy Dropbox/.dropbox and Dropbox/.dropbox.cache?

I have a large Dropbox/ directory and I have copied it to a new computer which I have not linked to my Dropbox account. Before linking, should I do anything to the Dropbox/.dropbox and ...
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How to get the URL of Dropbox file from command line?

I would like to know if I can get the URL of a file to share in my Dropbox folder from command line. I would avoid to open the web browser every time.
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File syncing app that would sync files open with a read lock?

Used DropBox for this purpose for a while, but now it refuses to sync an sqlite database which is open using a shared lock. Are there any good alternatives? Tried Live Mesh, Sugar Sync, PowerFolder, ...
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Is it secure to give someone my laptop with my Dropbox folder saved on it?

My laptop contains my Dropbox folder (under my account). I want to give this laptop to my friend for some time, and he will be using another account. Is it possible that: He will be able to access ...
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File syncing across multiple operating systems

What would be the best way for me to sync multiple folders in various locations across Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu, OSX computers as well as firefox addons (that might just be a folder anyway, i'm not ...
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View incremental diffs of my revisions to files using Dropbox

Sometimes I use a simple editor like Notepad++ to edit my webpages on Dropbox. Notepad++, not being an über-editor or IDE, does not track file changes for me. But Dropbox does!! Has anybody ...
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Something like Dropbox for local use with a NAS as storage server

I am looking for a solution to sync folder pairs between a NAS and multiple local macs. Each of the macs could edit files and the other macs should then get synced automatically. Basically my own ...
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Dropbox permissions issue, elementary OS

Using elementary OS Freya x64 on my laptop I wanted to install Dropbox now. I also use windows 8 on another partition, where dropbox was already installed and working. To not waste space I used this ...
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How can you find out the location of the “My DropBox” folder?

The installation default for the Dropbox sync folder is [My documents]\My Dropbox. I recall that it is possible to choose other locations however. How can I find out at run-time from my D2006 app ...