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Use Different Dropbox Account On Linux (Ubuntu)

I installed the Dropbox application / service on my Ubuntu (2015/v15.04) installation. I logged in at the time to one Dropbox account. I have another that I share, now. Ideally I could use both at ...
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Change account on Linux Dropbox?

I'm running Crunchbang (Debian-based) and I installed Dropbox using the .deb package. When the program started I logged into an account, but now I want to log out and sign in to another account. The ...
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lxpanel: Dropbox icon missing

I'm using dropbox on my lubuntu 15.10 machine. It works fine, unless the dropbox icon, which tells the state of the application and allows interaction, is missing. When I start dropbox, no matter if ...
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Prevent Cached Thumbnails on Desktop

When I copy a shared folder from my main Dropbox folder to my desktop, the cached thumbnail signifying that it's shared (icon of 3 stick figures) persists as an overlay on that directory icon on the ...
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dropbox--safely deleting a shared folder to clear up space

How can I delete a shared folder on my account, without another user, who was the original administrator of the file, losing their files? I am trying to clear up space on my account being used by ...
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Which Dropbox icon is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Since Windows can only handle 15 icon overlay identifiers and the rest get ignored I though I can move the ones I want to the top and only have the ones I need. In terms of Tortoise SVN it's very ...
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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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Dropbox folder sharing doesn't work [closed]

I have shared successfully before but now can't. I click on folder then share but when I type in contact name it says Windows can't find contact. Where is it looking?
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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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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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Why a folder in dropbox is no longer shared when I moved them

You can rename or move your shared folders just like you would any other folder on your hard drive or via the website. Even if you rename it, the folder will still remain shared. However, ...
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Chrome download error “Failed - System busy” when downloading into a Dropbox folder

When downloading a file into a Dropbox folder using Google Chrome on Windows, I often get the download error "Failed - System busy". How can I prevent it? Such issues do not appear when downloading ...
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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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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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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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Files moved out from Dropbox folder getting physically copied to destination on same logical drive

Scenario: Moving files from ...Dropbox/Camera Uploads folder do a location outside Dropbox folder hierarchy, but still on the same drive. Under usual circumstances, the move operation does not take ...
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How to share big data

I want to share 1TB of compressed data, but I want that the files can be downloaded with wget? I have tried GitHub and Google drive, but I can't get the files with wget. How can I share big data?
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Populate Spreadsheet with files within a folder

I need to manage a lot of files within folder related to a project, at the moment these files reside in Dropbox. So, I will like to find a way in which I can have a Spreadsheet populate itself with ...
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Mega: direct download link for shared file

With Dropbox you can create a link that starts a download directly when opened in a browser. So if you receive an e-mail with a link in the body, clicking the link starts the download directly, ...
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Dropbox on debian jessie keeps startting

I'm trying to install te dropbox version for my Debian server. Steps I've taken: 1) Added the keyserver: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys ...
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How to change ownership of files when dropped into folders

I need some help configuring default folder permissions on a 100TB vol that has 900+ user dirs on it. Each user has a hard quota limit of 25GB. All user dir perms are set to 755, so every user can ...
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Windows 10 - How to keep two folders two way synched

I am running Windows 10 and have two folders, one is in my Dropbox folder and the other is in my OneDrive folder that I want to keep two way synched. Is there a good way to do this in Windows 10? ...
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How to stop Dropbox from syncing certain folders on certain Os?

I have Dropbox on my phone, my Debian Os and my Windows 7. I put all my projects on Dropbox, for example, my django and my corona sdk projects are on dropbox. I don't want my corona sdk projects to ...
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Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
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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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OSX: Making sure Dropbox always starts after SD card is mounted?

I have a Macbook Pro with a relatively small SSD, so I use a 128GB MicroSD card in a nifty little adapter I plug flush into the side of the laptop for some extra storage. I have quite a large ...
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How to find conflicted shared files in Dropbox?

In OS X, by just clicking the popup you are redirected to the file. However, in Ubuntu, you there is no such redirection. Also, you cannot find afterwards which files have changed. I just remember ...
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How to make Excel use relative paths in external workbook links

Within our company we use a number of Excel workbooks that link to other Excel workbooks. With our service this is fine as everyone accesses a shared network drive and the file paths for all the ...
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looking for list of symlinks in Dropbox folder - find syntax not working

I am trying to move my Dropbox folder from an External Drive to a different External Drive. I was getting error messages that files couldn't be moved and according to Dropbox tech support it's ...
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Windows 7 command script to mount VHD disk with assigned drive letter via DiskPart

I use VHD disk for storing my Dropbox files on my office PC. I need the .vhd to be loaded automatically when booted i.e. I will just have to enter decode password instead of going all the way with ...
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Mendeley + Dropbox = Multiple files everywhere?

I am using Mendeley for managing my papers. I like it because of the reference manager and the multi-platform/OS. I have approximately 400 papers that weigh almost 380 MB, all of them stored in a ...
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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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Dropbox missing icon.. Sometimes

I'm stuck with a problem about Dropbox icon. I'm using Debian 7 Wheezy. I've installed Dropbox. When I run manually: dropbox start -i -> Everything is fine and I've an icon on the top-right ...
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How to copy folders, subfolders, and file names without the actual content of the files?

I have dropbox on my phone and would like to copy my many ebooks and movies to dropbox so that when I'm at the used bookstore I can use my phone to see if I already have something or not. I don't have ...
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How can I disable LibreOffice document recovery for files in my Dropbox directory?

I'm running LibreOffice 4.2.8.2, and I also use Dropbox. My problem is that I often modify my documents on different machines: one at work and one at home (both run Ubuntu 14.04). After modifying ...
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Uploading large folders to Dropbox from external hard drive

I've got a puzzling dilemma that I've been trying to solve for weeks. I want to backup about 500 GBs from an external hard drive to my Dropbox Pro account. My computer's hard drive is nowhere near ...
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Dropbox can't sync “write.lock” (access denied)

I have my Eclipse IDE workspace stored on Dropbox, this way I can access the same environment from multiple computers. Recently Dropbox is stuck syncing the write.lock file in the Eclipse workspace's ...
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How Can I add DropBox as a “Place” in Office 2016

I would like to add DropBox as a "Place" that will show up as one of the defaults in the Save/Open menu in Office 2016. The Add a Place function provided only offers Office 365 SharePoint and OneDrive ...
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Using Team folders in Dropbox with basic user accounts

I tried to set up a free DropBox "Team folder" for a local club I am involved with. I'm getting replies from some of my collaborators (all using basic accounts) that they are getting stuck on how to ...
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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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“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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Can't add folder for photo album lockscreen

I am trying to create a slideshow of images inside my Dropbox folder and it wont allow me to from the lock screen's settings menu. I select a Dropbox folder containing all my pics (stored in the C ...
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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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vim - sync across multiple OSes with dropbox

So I decided to take the plunge into learning vim and moving over from sublime as my main editor. I have a few different machines running different OSes. OSX on my laptop, Linux on my primary machine ...
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How to prevent dropbox from downloading all files?

I formatted my computer. Before formatting, I copied dropbox folder to an external drive. After formatting, I installed dropbox, linked to my account, stopped sync and pasted all the content ...
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Locally encrypt Dropbox folder

I would like to encrypt the local copies of my Dropbox files, but not the online versions. I have log on password protection (not BIOS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but that's easily circumvented ...
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FTP Client with real time upload - Similar to FTPbox / Dropbox - Need Assistance

I have been searching the internet, downloading and installing but I have not found the right software. I am looking for an application similar to FTPbox, where I can upload files to a server via FTP. ...
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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 on a TrueCrypt volume eats over 6GB of RAM, possible memory leak with memory-mapped files

I am using Dropbox with my folder on a TrueCrypt volume on an HP Pavilion 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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How to rollback an entire folder on dropbox?

Is it possible to rollback an entire folder on dropbox? Because sometimes I tend to change a lot of files in the folder, so, rollback-ing each file individually is not convenient. If it's possible, ...