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Onedrive and Dropbox simultaneous sync

The business where I work has recently switched from OneDrive to Dropbox as cloud service, but people in the IT department were told to still use OneDrive (don't ask why, I don't know). So my ...
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Installing Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 x64: permissions error

So I'm trying to install Dropbox (as root) following the seemingly easy instructions on dropbox.com: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - ~/....
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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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Multiple Dropbox accounts on Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1. I have followed several different methods mentioned here and elsewhere but when I get to trying to put in my password, Windows will not let me type it in. I have to have access ...
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Is there a way to obtain a list of Dropbox links in a specific subdirectory?

I need to obtain a list of all of the Dropbox file links in a fairly large sub-directory. I do not want to get them one at a time manually. Is that possible?
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Something in Windows 10 is re-dating all of my archived *.eml files

Background info Between 2003 & 2013 I had the habit of saving important emails out of my email account to my local hard drive as *.eml files. (I no longer do this, relying on the vast backup ...
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Show all Dropbox conflicted copies

I'd like some way to see all the conflicted copies from my Dropbox folder. I personally use a Mac mostly, but I welcome Windows and Linux solutions.
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Disable “conflicted copy” feature on Dropbox for certain files

When I write software and store it in my Dropbox, I get lots of object (.o) files at compile time. Occasionally, my computer is not connected to the internet, and then when I continue working on ...
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I want to use Notepad++ with Dropbox but the option has nothing listed on Version 6.9.2

I have dropbox installed and google drive but I can't see them up here and I tried to enter the .exe file location or the cloud file location didn't work.
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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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Fix Dropbox sync remotely

I'm having intermittent trouble getting Dropbox to sync on a remote machine. I don't know what the cause is, but it will sync fine for months then stop. I'm trying to debug this over SSH on OSX (...
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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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wget not allowing access to file

When I use wget to download a batch file from dropbox, then try to run it I get an error that says I do not have permissions to use this file. So far this only applies to batch files, I can wget and ...
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Dropbox system tray icon

I use Dropbox on my Windows 10 laptop. If I hover the mouse over the Dropbox icon in the system tray, it shows how many files are syncing and remaining time. But after reinstalling Win 10, it doesn'...
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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. According to the ...
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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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Allow Dropbox client permissions to delete but restrict windows user from deleting

Please can someone tell me if it is possible to achieve the following: On a Windows non-admin user account with restricted file permissions is it possible to prevent deletion of files in Dropbox ...
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Storing a VMware vmdk (or Virtualbox, etc.) file on Dropbox?

I have a VM (VMware Fusion in this case) which I use in various places. I was thinking of putting the vmdk on Dropbox. Then depending on which system I'm on, I could fire up the VM locally and use it....
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Would be great to send a large file to AWS EC2

Background: I have battled to install an rstudio server on AWS EC2 for some time (since November). It has been like the peeling back layers of an onion, always another hurdle. For a windows user ...
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How to put Google Drive or Dropbox on a network folder?

How to put Google Drive or Dropbox on a network folder? If possible I would like to just put part of the folder on a network folder.
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Is it possible to force a complete reset of a local copy of Dropbox?

I have broken Dropbox on my laptop and now it is stuck indexing. Is it possible to delete my local copy of Dropbox completely and force the Dropbox on my laptop to just reset itself with the server? ...
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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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How do I enable the Cloud settings in Notepad++ 6.6.7 for Windows 8.1 Update 1?

I updated to Notepad++ 6.6.7 and wanted to move the settings to my OneDrive. But when I open Settings->Preferences->Cloud, the DropBox and OneDrive options are both disabled. How do I enable them? ...
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How can I upload files to a shared Dropbox folder?

My friend shared a folder with me on Dropbox. I got the link of that folder. However, As shown in the screenshot below, there is no upload button in the folder's page. My question is: how to upload ...
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Amending a custom context menu command for moving files to a custom Dropbox folder

How do I change this context menu command to open a single explorer window even if multiple files have been selected? The code below effectively moves the files selected to a custom folder in Dropbox....
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iTunes Dropbox to HTC for music playlists

Decided to use old Android HTC as music player only. Installed Dropbox on computer Windows 7 and on the HTC. Transfered music from ITUNES, but only one file playlist has songs. Other files listed ...
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Dropbox - how to disallow a folder to be uploaded?

I'm using Dropbox to store my web developments, in order to work with several computers. My problem is, I don't need all the cache files to be uploaded each time. It's not the size, but the time it ...
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Windows 10 does not (or only partially) search Dropbox

I'm a Dropbox user on Windows 10, with automatic updates enabled. I've got some portable software installed in a folder in my Dropbox. When I hit my Windows key and start typing, for example "winscp....
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The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

When I open a folder in my computer, I saw the message "C:\Users\John Smith\Dropbox\myfolder1 is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." Fortunately, all files in this ...
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Allow Dropbox to finish uploading even if file is editted

I have a text file in Dropbox in which a new line is added every 10 seconds. Normally, this is enough time for Dropbox to finish uploading the file before a new edit is made, but every once and awhile,...
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how to download dropbox files using wget command?

Seems I can only download dropbox files using explorer such as chrome and firefox. If I use wget to download, then I would get a file which is in html format. Why? For example you can open this link ...
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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 launch/close a program when launching/closing another program using the Windows Task Scheduler?

I have a Steam game which I launch in multiple ways such as: Clicking the play button on the Steam Library page Playing the game in Steam Big Picture Mode Manually launching the .exe Other batch ...
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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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Dropbox wouldn't use Cisco AnyConnect's VPN connection

My other apps work perfectly well with Cisco AnyConnect. However, Dropbox doesn't seem to be able to proxy its traffic through the VPN connection. After some Googling it appears to me that Cisco ...
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Store Dropbox in external partition and share it between different OSs

I am aware this has been asked before, but the questions and answers I've found are several years old. Scenario: I have over 40 GB of data in Dropbox. I am getting a new machine with a 240 GB SSD, ...
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How secure is Time Machine/FileVault/Dropbox/Google?

Lately, I have been somewhat preoccupied with the security of my computer. Not that I had actually anything to hide, but I just do not want anyone pilfering my data. So, I set up FileVault in OSX, ...
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Metro Dropbox icon instead of the regular one

Since a few weeks, my Dropbox icon in the start menu is looking like this: My question is simple: is there a way to revert it to a standard icon? I tried refreshing the icon cache, but it didn't ...
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Cloud storages (dropbox, sync, etc), how sync nested folders?

I am faced with the problem using cloud storages. I want keep my files in that way: Project 1 Root > Design Project 1 Root > Programming Project 1 Root > bookkeeping Project 2 Root > UI ...
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File sync service supporting symbolic links

I wonder if any of the mainstream sync services (e.g. Dropbox and the likes) is able to sync relative symbolic links among the synced folders correctly. And by supporting I mean uploading and ...
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Files in 'Camera Uploads' folder disappeared

I am using Dropbox on my smartphone and two PCs (one laptop and one desktop). I just found that some of my pictures in the 'Dropbox > Camera Uploads' folder on my laptop disappeared. (The files from ...
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How to serve HTML off my dropbox

I have an HTML5 game that I would like anyone on the internet to be able to access. However, when I give a link to the page, it just prompts to download the file instead of rendering it. How do I ...
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How to Force Delete Folder in Dropbox?

I get the notice There was a problem completing this request. often. My Dropbox size is 1 TB. With much data, those errors/warnings are daily. The error comes in the online GUI/Web interface. ...
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Dropbox to rename shared public folder without losing the current shared-URL

Somtimes after publishing the URL of the folder to many colleagues, I need to rename the folder - thoug doing that will break the link/url I have given to them. So my need is to rename the folder, ...
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Outlook 2010 from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with PST files on Drobox

I use two PCs running Windows 7 each with Outlook 2010 as part of the Office 2010 suite. The Outlook PST files are stored in a Dropbox folder. Each machine uses the same set of PST files and, so ...
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Dropbox - large files changing frequently

I am working on a project in which I am often changing a 2.5GB file (using my own software). The file is stored in my dropbox directory on an SSD drive. Usually writing the file is fast enough but ...
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What happens if I point dropbox to existing but old folder?

Assume I have Dropbox installed on a computer A. I make a backup of computer A disk. I add/change/delete some files on A and sync. Later I load the backup on another computer B, install (clean, no ...
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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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Share a 'Local' relative link to a Dropbox folder

We use Dropbox for business, so have extensive shared folders. I want to provide a direct link to a file, but via the local copy not by a web link. In the particular case it is under windows in an ...
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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'...