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How do you get a public link to a file in Dropbox that isn't in a public folder?

In Dropbox's Android app, it is easy to grab a shareable link to any file, not just ones in a shared folder. Is there a way to get this link from Dropbox when I'm on Windows (or via the Web) without ...
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Dropbox is slow and only uploads at fraction of download speed

I've started using Dropbox but I'm finding that my upload speeds are dropping down to the withering pace of 6Kb per second. I have checked my upload speed with speedtest.net and I get just under 1Mbs. ...
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How to exclude files (not folders) from dropbox sync?

I am trying to sync my Firefox profile folder using Dropbox, but there are several files that Firefox changes quite frequently Folders: Cache, OfflineCache can be excluded Files: ...
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How to preserve ownership and permissions in Dropbox?

I have two machines, a Mac and a PC running Linux, that I am trying to keep a certain file synced between using Dropbox. One of the files that I am syncing needs to be writable by another user ...
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Dropbox - can you have multiple accounts on once computer?

Can dropbox use have multiple accounts on one computer?
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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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Replace OneDrive with Dropbox in Windows 8.1

I was wondering if you can replace OneDrive with Dropbox. It looks like this right now: I would like Dropbox to appear where OneDrive is now, and perhaps uninstall and completely remove OneDrive. ...
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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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How to sync OS X desktop to Dropbox?

How can I sync all my Desktop files to Dropbox, so that my desktop still feels, looks and works like a normal Desktop?
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Syncing folders outside Dropbox using Symbolic Links and Junctions

I've been reading a lot of information on this and yet I'm still unsure if its possible. What I want to achieve is: sync a folder that is outside Dropbox and any changed to that folder or the files ...
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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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Dropbox eats my files! Random deletes from Mac client

For months, I've been fighting one Mac machine that syncs with my dropbox account. I have sync to several Windows, Linux and OSX clients, and only one of them exhibits this problem. Basically, it ...
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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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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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I want to use Notepad++ with Dropbox but the option is disabled even though Dropbox is installed

I'm using Notepad++ on several computers, and rather than saving locally on each one I want to save to my Dropbox. There is an option in Notepad++ to do this, but it remains disabled. According to ...
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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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Share files at arbitrary locations by Dropbox

I would like to have a terminal tool which would allow me to share files at arbitrary locations by Dropbox. For instance, by dropbox /users/cs/python/codes/1.py This should share the file at the ...
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How can I keep a folder on two computers in sync, without uploading to the cloud?

I want to keep certain folders in sync between various computers. They are a mix of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 machines. I already know about services such as SpiderOak and Dropbox, but I want to ...
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How to find my stolen Macbook

A friend of mine just had her Macbook stolen. Her Dropbox account is still working on the Macbook, so she can see each time the Macbook comes online, and she can get its IP address. She has given ...
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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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What other tool is using my hotkey? [duplicate]

I use Greenshot for screenshots, and it's been nagging about some other software tool using the same hotkey. I started receiving this warning message about two days ago. It shows up each time I reboot ...
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How to avoid losing all my files when my Dropbox syncs to a compromised Dropbox account?

So I am trying to find a way to prevent a possible Dropbox doomsday scenario. Say someone gets my dropbox login credentials. They log into the Dropbox web interface as me. They delete all my files. ...
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Dropbox alternative with local sync support? [closed]

I am currently using Dropbox. Just decided to sync my huge (about 5 GB) iTunes Library (music collection) in Dropbox. For that I must subscribe to their paid account. But before I do so, I'd like ...
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Is there any P2P private file storage? [closed]

I would like to upload my private encrypted files to the cloud. However I don't want to rely on a company to do this, such as Dropbox. If I share it on a P2P network (such as using torrents) nobody ...
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How Can I Limit the Amount of RAM a Mac OS Application Can Use?

I installed dropbox and it has terrible memory management. It often uses 3GB out of my 4GB of RAM. Is there any way to limit the app memory usage? I would like to never allow more than 250 MB of ...
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What is the easiest way to keep an offline copy of a webdav share? [closed]

I have a webdav share configured for my small group of users. This is great for sharing files, like Dropbox. But it lacks Dropbox's functionality of keeping the files locally when the computer is ...
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Best way to synchronise photos to three machines. Laptop, Desktop, NAS

I'm using Picasa as my photo management software, and I have a collection of photos that gets downloaded from my cameras either onto my Desktop or onto my Laptop. I'd like to automatically have ...
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Dropbox selective sync - is it possible to have new folders created on other devices NOT be automatically added to sync folders on current device?

For example: I have the following folders in my Dropbox: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 On PC1, I have only the following folders selected in selective sync: Folder1 Folder2 Folder3 does does not sync ...
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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Dropbox modification of file in 2 different places at once

Suppose I have a source code file in my dropbox which I have worked on from my desktop machine, and the version in my laptop is out-of-date because I haven't had internet access or the company proxy ...
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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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Can I update a shared dropbox file while not changing the link?

I have a file I would like to update on dropbox. About 900 people know this shared link. However, when I update the file the link is changed, e.g. from ...
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Moving files between shared Dropbox folders

If I move files from one folder in my Dropbox folder structure to another, what happens on the other synced devices? Do they: Move the files on the synced device from the source folder to ...
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Dropbox says it cannot sync a file due to space constraints

I ran past my storage allocation with Dropbox yesterday. After cleaning-up my folder, I have plenty of space again. However, Dropbox shows that it cannot sync a file because there is no space, yet ...
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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 you do examine a Google Chrome extension before installing it?

I found what appears to be a very cool extension for Google Chrome - a Dropbox addin that lets you compare versions of files in your Dropbox by using a diff tool. Like most Chrome extensions, this ...
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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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Is there a Chrome browser extension for managing Dropbox files inside Google Docs?

I would like to be able to edit Dropbox files inside Google Docs web interface. Is it possible?
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Is having a Firefox profile in the Dropbox a good combination?

I was pretty excited to see sites as Lifehacker and such say how Dropbox can also do synchronisation for Firefox for us. It would also allow me to sync extensions and configuration settings. After ...
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is there a Diff tool for dropbox for Mac?

Is there a dropbox diff tool/app for Mac? So what I mean here in an app that highlights visually the difference between versions in a text file you have on dropbox. It would typically have two ...
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How do I back up all my email messages from Mail to Dropbox?

My goal is: Take all of my email messages in Mac Mail, and compress them into one file. Upload that file into Dropbox. Even if I do not use Macs in the future, I should be able to see all my ...
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Using Dropbox as a backup service

I'd like to use Dropbox as a backup service. By default, Dropbox will only synchronize files in the My Dropbox folder with my online storage. Can I configure it to synchronize from other locations, so ...
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Stop DropBox for Windows desktop syncing when on metered wireless connection

I use a wireless "Mifi" metered internet connection at home and while traveling on a laptop I periodically also use on various unmetered wireless connections. Unfortunately, the DropBox desktop ...
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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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What happens to a synchronized Dropbox folder if all files of my PC are suddenly deleted?

I noticed that if I delete some files from my synchronized Dropbox folder it removes the files from the Internet also and I don't have access to them from any other device anymore. Then, following ...
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Microsoft Word 2007 removing spaces between words

I'm working with another person and sharing Microsoft Word documents with them via dropbox and I'm using Word for Mac 2011 and they are using Word 2007 on windows. When they open one of the shared ...
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Dropbox making duplicate files

My Dropbox keeps making duplicate copies of files, e.g. Becker Job and saving it as Becker Job(1). What is causing this and how do I stop it?
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I'm using Windows, and I want to use Dropbox to back up a folder outside my Dropbox directory

On Mac OS X, I create a symbolic link to the folder I'm trying to back up, and put it in the Dropbox folder (e.g. /Users/zachary/Dropbox/DocumentsBackup ---> /Users/zachary/Documents) and that solves ...
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Security Considerations when Storing Documents with TrueCrypt in Dropbox

I am considering moving my default documents folder to Dropbox. These also contain scanned letters and important information relating to contracts, bills, and so on. I will encrypt those with True ...
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How can I back up the Documents folder on my Macbook?

I don't want to use Dropbox because I don't want to sync a separate folder - I just want to sync the Documents folder that already exists in ~/Zachary/Documents. Any tool recommendations? Ideally ...