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How to automate regular google takeout backups to cloud storage

I would like create a regular google takeout backups (let's say every 3 months) and store them encrypted in some other cloud storage like DropBox or S3. It does not have to be cloud-to-cloud ...
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Far Manager: Highlight file/dirs using external metadata (like SVN, Mercurial, Dropbox, etc)

I've recently migrated to Far Manager 3 and revised my app settings from scratch. One of those improvements was adjusting the file groups highlights (I didn't change them for long time even knowing ...
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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...
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Sync Dropbox remotely

I have Dropbox on my Ubuntu desktop, and I am working remotely on my laptop. I would like to add files from my desktop to Dropbox and then access them on my laptop. So, I did the following: ssh ...
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How to use the Dropbox Camera Uploads only for new pictures I take

I need to quickly start uploading new pictures I take on my Android device to Dropbox, and for efficiency purposes I need it to automatically upload as soon as I take the picture. However, as soon as ...
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Dropbox LAN sync - hint for an IP address

In my work network UDP broadcast networks are isolated between the WiFi and wired channels, so LAN sync discovery does not work. Is there a way to explicitly tell Dropbox to try a specific IP address ...
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Dropbox on Mac do not sync updates from the cloud to local machine, until relaunch

I use Dropbox on Mac. Everything works fine except that it won't sync updates/changes from the cloud to the local machine. For example, If I delete/rename a file in the Dropbox using web browser, ...
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How can I sync two computers with dropbox and not have one delete a new file?

I want to have two laptops syncing to the same dropbox account. When both laptops are running and a new file is uploaded, the other laptop downloads it straight away and all is synced. The problem is ...
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Dropbox folder permissions changing to 700 and causing re-sync

I've just got myself a new Macbook Pro 13" running Mavericks, my first experience of OSX 10.9 having moved up from an older mac running 10.7. After setting up my local web development environment and ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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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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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 process gets killed right after startup

I have a Windows 7 computer with three accounts. One for me, for my wife and one for my son. Mine and my wife's are administrator, my son's is a normal user. We all use Dropbox. There is a problem ...
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How to bind a command line to a user logging out in XP?

I have access to a central kiosk at work (windows XP). I installed Dropbox on the computer, but it hangs and must be force closed whenever a user logs out or I try to shut the system down. Since I ...
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Trigger Dropbox to Start Sync

Dropbox 2.6.2 on Ubuntu GNOME 13.03 64bit. When I modified a file on my local disk, under ~/Dropbox/, Dropbox start to sync immediately. But when modifications are made on the remote space, e.g. ...
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To make Smart Priority for Dropbox File Sync

I tweeted this idea already and put some peer-pressure to the developers of Dropbox. Is there any possibility to put some Smart Priority for Syncing files in Dropbox? I want to sync first files in ...
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Dropbox in a networked shared home folder environment

I've got access to a cluster of servers, and my home directory appears on all of them (as it's on a networked drive). I installed the CLI version of Dropbox on one of them, and when I make changes to ...
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How do I prevent Dropbox remotely from syncing?

I have dropbox installed on my home computer and on my work computer, but I only want certain folders to be synced. I use the selective syncing option in preferences. But whenever I add a new folder ...
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Pausing / resuming Dropbox from the command line (Windows)

Is there a way to pause and resume Dropbox from the command line? I'm running Dropbox as a normal installation (no Windows Service) I don't want to KILL or freeze the Dropbox process. I want it to ...
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Windows system drive images potentially dangerous to cloud data?

It seems that Microsoft recommends to not move the C:\Users directory off the system partition (e.g. using junction points)1 at least as of Windows 8.1. At the same time however most cloud services ...
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FontExplorer X + Dropbox

I'm looking to sync my fonts between my Macbook and iMac using a combination of FontExplorer X and Dropbox. I've seen a few blog posts that confirm that it is possible by using a symbolic link on the ...
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Why would dropbox cause an increase in Latency

I am trying to figure out why Dropbox seems to be completely disturbing my internet connection and if others may be having the same problem. When Dropbox is idle, I ran a speed test. I get a ping to ...
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Dropbox removed about half of my files

Recently I've started to get message popup message from Dropbox in my Ubuntu that asked me to do something like this: echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo ...
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looking to sync icloud / drop box at a specific time ( to take advantage of lower cost internet between midnight and 6am)

i'm being killed with upload volumes and have identified it's probably my drop box files, photos, etc being synced. I've had a look at IFTTT and can't find a way via a recipe. Any ideas? (Other than ...
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How to get Dropbox to sync changes inside a symlinked directory?

On Win 7 I have a symbolic link from inside the Dropbox pointing to an external directory which I'd like to sync. Upon the initial sym-linking and whenever restarting the Dropbox program, the sync ...
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Upload directly to Dropbox

We have a NAS which contains around 600GB of files which we want to upload to Dropbox. The only problem is that our Dropbox folder is located on our local computer which has only got 500GB of storage. ...
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undo file deletes made by dropbox seelctive sync

I have some files that i placed inside a folder that is not sync'ed with dropbox. but when i tried to sync that folder, thinking that the copies on the server will be sync'ed were deleted. How do i do ...
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LibreOffice lock files and Dropbox

I use Dropbox for collaborative work between Windows workstations. One of the use is to share LibreOffice documents. Concurrent editings are normally forbidden by LibreOffice by creating a lock file ...
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Using dropbox in fuduntu

I have Fuduntu 2013.1 (Best of Fedora and Ubuntu in one OS) installed on my Gateway netbook, along with a couple of other distros including CrunchBang. All my distros have a shared /home partition. ...
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Getting Windows to upload .App files as binary file to Dropbox?

I notice that whenever I downloaded a .App or compiled a .App file into my Dropbox folder on Windows, Windows uploads the .App file as a folder to Dropbox. So when my Mac downloads the .App file ...
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Adding Virtual Library and/or Virtual Folder to latest Photo Gallery on Windows 7

How to make nested Library in windows 7? and Is it possible to have nested libraries in Windows 7? were both wanting to have Nested Libraries. Clearly this is not possible, but it is possible to ...
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Sync dropbox and skydrive folders in a dual boot Win7 - Win8

My laptop has a dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview. On Windows 7, I use both Dropbox and Skydrive desktop apps to sync my files. Let's say the location on the hard drive is ...
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App to share links, files and screenshots with a friend, the interactive way

The kind of app I'm looking for is pretty specific. So please read the whole paragraph before answering. -- The idea is to have a "tunnel", or a pipe, between two users. We are talking about a ...
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Is there a way to sync livedrive to dropbox?

Does anyone know how to sync Livedrive with Dropbox? Searching for a more permanent source of storage that other dropbox users can't delete. Our company has both Dropbox and Livedrive, but uploading ...
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Timed/Periodical automatic uploads to DropBox?

I'm wondering if there are any tools/apps out that allow you to; select a specific set of files/folders -> select a specific time (every 3 hours for example) -> automatically upload/sync the selected ...
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Syncing local and remote website files with FileZilla (kind of like Dropbox)

just making my first website and I've been using FileZilla for a week now. Was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make FileZilla auto sync my all my files at a push of a button. The only way I ...
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Shared folder issues on Dropbox

User 'example@gmail.com' is owner of many folders which are shared with me (& others). When I update some files in those folders, the owner is not getting the updates in his/her account/folders. ...
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How to share a MHT file and get a link with HTML bookmark defined within the document?

I created documentation of XML schema. The file is HTML with linked images. To keep it simple, I made it MHT file (single file). Links to chapters within the file are crucial for purose of the file. ...
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Changing the order Of Dropbox photos

The order of the photos we have in dropbox is alphabetical according to caption rather than in the order in which they were taken. How do I change the order?
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What will happen if Dropbox can't create a conflicted copy of a big file because of luck of Dropbox storage space?

I use it to sync truecrypt drive files. There are 2 or 3 files that take almost all storage space. What if I change them on my notebook while they are still opened on my home pc?
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mklink /j vs mklink /d on multiple machines and with file shares

I'm starting to use cloud sharing solutions (e.g., Dropbox, SpiderOak) to backup and sync files between various machines I use. When doing this I've decided to place all my backups under a given ...
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Can open my iOS 1password db on my Windows7 desktop?

I use 1password. On my iPhone. I dropped my iPhone. Screen is dead and can't use 1password. So I open up 1password on my windows7 machine. This is where I discover that apparently my 1password dropbox ...
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Dropbox website does not open and gives SSL related error

When I open the website www.dropbox.com in my Windows server 2003 R2 service pack 2 PC, I get error as shown below: I checked settings of Internet explorer and everything seems to be ok. Also, date ...
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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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Briefly hibernate PC during dROPBOX SYNC

I'm in the middle of moving a large number of files to Dropbox from my PC laptop (running Windows 7). I'm wondering if it's safe to temporarily put my PC to hibernate while I go home, and then set it ...
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How to keep Google Drive doc synced with markdown file?

Cloud HQ will keep Google Drive in sync with Word Documents on your dropbox. StackEdit can import/export between google Drive and Dropbox, but doesn't keep them in sync. Is there a way I could set ...
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Dropbox Desktop keeps uploading after closing

I am using the Dropbox Desktop tool and upload (for my bandwidth) large amounts of data regularly. When I want to e.g. play online I just pause the upload. Since a few days when I pause it, it keeps ...
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Can't sync Firefox custom dictionary

I used to be able to sync the Firefox custom dictionary (persdict.dat) using Dropbox by creating a symbolic link between the Firefox profile folder and the Dropbox folder. I haven't used Firefox for a ...
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How to stop sync file when using dropbox(not pause and resume, I want to quit)

I am trying to upload an file to dropbox, but it takes over 8hrs. So I want to quit and place my file back. However, I can see only 'resume' and 'pause', no 'quit':< I already tried shutdown ...
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Dropbox duplicates files even in non-shared folders

I encounter a problem mentioned before (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 ...