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Keep a folder in my Dropbox account while moving it somewhere else on my hard drive

Folder X is in the Dropbox folder and is synchronized with my Dropbox account. I would like to keep this folder in my Dropbox account while moving it somewhere else on my hard drive (I don't want it ...
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Can't upgrade Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 server

Every time I run dropbox update I get the following error. Yeah, no idea what that means. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1436, in <module> ret = ...
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How do I get Dropbox folder in file explorer in Windows 8?

In Windows 7 I had a folder for Dropbox in File Explorer. It is not present in Windows 8 although I have installed the Dropbox App for Windows 8?
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Dropbox and Google Drive syncing the same folder at the same time, is it posible?

I am interested in using Dropbox and Google Drive to sync the same folder at the same time... Is there any special consideration to be taken into account? Any help is apreciated.
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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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Is it possible to “mount” a shared folder as subdirectory in my Dropbox account?

Example: I have a dropbox with several folders. One of these folders is called "shared-to-me". My friend, Fred shared his "party-videos" folder to me. I want to "mount" this inside my "shared-to-me" ...
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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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How can I see how much space I am using on my Dropbox for Business account?

I can see how much space I use in my personal account, but for Business account I only see the space used by all users, not just me: The only way I have found so far is re-installing Dropbox, and ...
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Syncing a specific Dropbox folder to Copy [migrated]

I used Dropbox for 2 years and I now use Copy instead for larger storage. But I would like to keep synchronization with some shared Dropbox folders (like my school promotion's one). I was hoping to ...
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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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How can I specify custom folders for file-browsing in Metro Apps?

Whenever you use an Metro app and you want to import some files there is a little file browser. Like this: A lot of folders possible; however there is a folder that is very important: The personal ...
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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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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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Can I reduce the length of the Dropbox folder name on Windows?

My Dropbox Folder name is "Dropbox (Personal)"" That's a bit too long for me as Windows have a 255 Character File Path Limit. Is there any way to shorten it? ("Move" only allows me to change the ...
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Dropbox: 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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Dropbox and OneDrive

I use Windows 8.1 and recently created a short video presentation (mp4 file) which is 1.3Gb. Just tried to upload to DropBox which was taking HOURS, then tried to upload to OneDrive with no success ...
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Automatically copy a folder when it gets updated

I am working on a project on my hard drive F, but my Dropbox-Folder is on my hard drive D. Now I want, that everytime I save something in the folder on hard drive F, that it get's automatically copied ...
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How do I change the Dropbox directory on a headless GNU/Linux server?

I have installed Dropbox 2.0.0 via command line on my home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use for off-site automated backups, but I can't change the directory that the Dropbox daemon keeps synced. ...
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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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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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Is it possible use Dropbox as my OSX Time machine backup drive?

Is it possible use Dropbox as my OSX Time machine backup drive? I am thinking of getting Dropbox Pro.
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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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How do I get Dropbox to do selective sync?

I managed to set up selective sync in Dropbox once before but now I can't work out how I did it. I want to set Dropbox to "selective sync" so that I don't end up with all my personal files on my work ...
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Dropbox causes high CPU usage on Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)

Dropbox will occasionally use around 100% of the CPU. Why is this happening and how do I fix it? From searching around, it seems like it's not an uncommon problem.
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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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Which direction should symlinks for Dropbox go?

I've been using Dropbox to keep files such as .bashrc and .inputrc in sync between multiple computers. The way I have been doing this was to have the files located in the dropbox folder and then ...
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Permissions issue serving websites from Dropbox using Apache on Lion

I'm trying to serve web pages from my Dropbox folder (at ~/Dropbox/Projects/MySite/) on Lion 1.7.2 using Apache. But all I get are 403 Forbidden errors. I'm positive this has something to do with the ...
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Revert whole Dropbox folder to previous state (Packrat)

I'm using Dropbox's Packrat feature that stores all previous versions of a file, and allows me to restore a deleted file. Is there a way to restore a complete folder to a previous state, for example ...
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Giving an Android device an access to only one folder

I have an Android camera. I want it to upload pictures to Dropbox automatically. The official Dropbox app provides that. But, I want my camera to have access ONLY to the folder that it uploads to, and ...
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New File via Dropbox Does Not Inherit Windows Directory Permissions

Environment: Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.6.8 Dropbox The purpose of the Dropbox share is to allow the user on the Mac to move files into a directory that is served by IIS on the Windows Server ...
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Is there a way I can password protect a dropbox directory on my work pc?

I use dropbox a lot, and I'd like to start using my Dropbox account on my work PC, however I want to prevent anyone else from being able to access the files in my dropbox folder other than me on my ...
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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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Using the same local folder for Dropbox and Skydrive

Ever since I switched to windows phone I've sorely missed having an official dropbox app. Recently I've toyed with the idea of moving all my crucial files to SkyDrive instead. I have more storage on ...
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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 on a Truecrypt volume eats over 6 GB of RAM, possible memory leak with memory-mapped files

I am using Dropbox with my folder on a Truecrypt volume on an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555 APU, 8 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. When I run Dropbox, after about 15 minutes my RAM usage ...
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Dropbox / Google drive maxes out my connection causing timeouts and disconnects

Dropbox and Google drive both max out my internet connection when uploading files, to the extent that it's impossible to browse the internet; I'm faced with constant timeout errors. This normally ...
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How to Synchronize Dropbox PDFs to Kindle DX? [closed]

Background I'm strongly considering the purchase of a Kindle DX for PDF reading to save my eyes from LCD strain. I currently sync a folder of PDFs on Dropbox to my iPad via an app called GoodReader. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Change “Selective Sync” outside of GUI

I'm having an issue where the folder tree in the Selective Sync in Dropbox's UI will not expand. I need to unsync a particular folder, but can't do it through the graphical interface. Is there some ...
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How to I setup a folder to pass files on without holding them?

Is it possible to create a folder where Whenever a file is placed in it, the file is automatically copied to another specified location and then the original file is deleted? What I'm trying to do ...
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Why is Outlook 2013 running seemingly spontaneously?

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013 (as part of Office 365 Home Premium) and have encountered an unexpected problem. (All systems involved are running Windows 8.1) I have a large ...
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Using hyperlinks in shared documents

Is there anyway in which a Word document with hyperlinks can be shared either via Dropbox or GoogleDrive or Windows OneDrive so that the hyperlink remains intact. I'm guessing that is not "do-able" ...
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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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Adding Dropbox link on Windows 8.1 desktop

I have Windows 8.1. I use Dropbox for work. How do I get a shortcut to my Dropbox on my desktop? The Dropbox link right now is in my start menu. I have been unable to find Dropbox anywhere on my ...
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One Way Sync with Dropbox?

Is there any way I can mirror a dropbox folder to my C drive by just running a portable file? Extra background information because I know you guys hate it when you don't get the entire situation: I ...
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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 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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How to override Dropbox's online file list with my local file list?

Several months ago, I was using Dropbox while using Fedora as my primary OS. Then, my Internet connection was disconnected for a period of several months. In the meanwhile, I reorganized my Dropbox ...