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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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dropbox keeps asking to login and link every reboot

It appears that on each reboot my dropbox forgets settings and wants to re-link the same device. I installed dropbox.py, which in turn installed ~/.dropbox-dist. I ran it successfully and "linked" ...
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Is Google Drive's syncing and file indexing faster than Dropbox's?

I have both Google Drive and Dropbox installed on my PC. Currently, I am using Dropbox for storing files I would like to access both from home and work PC. Because there is a lot of files and folders ...
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Dropbox asks me for password and resync on DropBox start

Everytime I start the Dropbox app (version 2.10.41) on Mac OS X (version 10.9.5) it asks me to log in and after login it starts to sync and tells me that my computer is linked successfully. This ...
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Dropbox folder under Program Files

are there any ways that we can change the Dropbox folder under the Program Files folder in Win 7? I use a desktop PC with only permissions to store file under the folder Program Files/MyApp . ...
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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 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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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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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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Moving files around in Dropbox

I have two Windows computers and a phone linked to my dropbox. Last night, I went through sorting out my Camera Uploads folder and deleted lots of photos and moved everything else into various ...
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Sync Dropbox to External hard drive, unlinking, etc

My laptop is jam packed full in terms of storage (it is quite old and has limited storage anyway) and I have just got some external hard drives to free up some space. Approx. 30GB of this is ...
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How to stop Dropbox Creating Multiple Duplicate Files?

I have two computers sharing the same Dropbox account. One computer was turned off for sometime, and now after turning it on, Dropbox is creating duplicates of lots of folders and files that had ...
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Unable to uninstall dropbox in a roaming profile or to delete data from an existing dropbox

For several years i had a running dropbox installation pointing to a home directory on a network drive associated with my roaming profile in a windows 2012 environment. Some days ago, i realized that ...
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How to safely copy Dropbox/.dropbox and Dropbox/.dropbox.cache?

I have a large Dropbox/ directory and I have copied it to a new computer which I have not linked to my Dropbox account. Before linking, should I do anything to the Dropbox/.dropbox and ...
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What triggers dropbox on fedora to upload files?

I am writing a computer simulation on a Fedora system, but wants to postprocess the data using MATLAB on a windows installation. My method for transferring files is Dropbox since the two computers are ...
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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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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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Organizing files to prevent duplicity (but still automating backup)

In an ideal world, we'd have a "Google File System" right now which would have journaling and even versioning built in, no need for folders and we'd just label files. I believe this is still far to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why does a program (Dropbox) not load at system startup despite me checking that option in Preferences?

I'm working on a friend's computer (Win 7). My friend has the box ticked within Dropbox Preferences "Start Dropbox on system startup". Dropbox does not start up on system startup. However, it works ...
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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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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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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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Why Dropbox is Unstable with Disconnected HD?

My Macbook air's SSD is small so I need to keep my Dropbox in external HD. I disconnected the external HD by accident. Now, the Dropbox program does not recognise the old settings; it even cannot use ...
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Onedrive and Dropbox simultaneous sync

The business where I work has recently switched from OneDrive to Dropbox as could 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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Fix Dropbox icon in Xubuntu on system startup

Dropbox's icon also is broken in Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 2. Since 14.04, I've found two solutions to solve it, but none of them work if I put these commands in a shell file and throw it at /etc/init.d/. ...
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What Markdown tags are previewed by Dropbox?

Dropbox supports preview of Markdown, but not all tags. Is there any documentation available? I have inferred that it supports most, perhaps all, of the Markdown-specific syntax, but not HTML tags. ...
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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 ...