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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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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 if i run a speed test I have a ping ...
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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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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 ...
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Symlinks, junctions and copys to preserve data in Dropbox

I am trying to outsmart Dropbox here but I'm losing the battle so far. I am running a windows shell extension that allows symlinks, junctions, smart copys, smart mirrors, delorean clone, hardlink ...
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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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one folder for dropbox in linux and windows

i have a dual boot xp / linux mint system. I created a partition to share data between xp en linux, and there I would like to have the (shared) dropbox folder. how can I achieve that? setting this ...
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Where does Dropbox store its SQLite files?

I've just downloaded a SQLite viewer and tried to open Dropbox's .db files at random. Of those I've tried, only C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\config.db was recognized as a SQLite file, but it ...
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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 Installation in single folder Windows XP & Windows 7

I have dual boot OS viz, Windows XP and Windows 7. I have already installed dropbox in Windows XP. I have installed dropbrox client in Windows 7 and when I tried moving the folder location to that in ...
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Windows in Parallels: Can a Windows virus destroy my Mac files?

I've mac book pro with OS X 10.9.1 On this machine I've installed Windows 8.1 in Parallels. If I get a virus on Windows can it destroy my files on my Mac? For example I see that my Dropbox from my ...
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Windows losing cloud backup sync symbols on Files & Folders when multiple folders are in the same directory?

I seem to be losing my sync symbols (green ticks) when I install multiple cloud backup sync programs for example: Dropbox, Copy, MEGA, SugarSync, Box... etc As you can see from the screenshot below, ...
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Sync shared folders and in skydrive the dropbox way

Dropbox has a nice way to share folders, so that if other people have edit option - they can sync the files, edit them on their computers and i will see the results.. With skydrive i can achieve the ...
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Dropbox interrupts VPN Connections

Since today I experience a strange problem. I use several VPN Connections at home. Hardware Device (Sophos Red 10) which establishes a VPN for my company telephone Cisco VPN Client to connect to a ...
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How to create & sync wordpress website between multiple computers?

I'm trying to start creating a wordpress website, and I need to sync my work between 2 windows 7 PCs. I've tried xampp & ampps, for editing and viewing php files. But haen't yet tried installing ...
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View/edit Mac OS X's Finder labels from a Windows PC

Is it possible to view and/or edit the Mac's Finder labels (applied to folders and/or files) from a Windows PC? We are sharing files via Dropbox and it'd be nice if the few Windows users we have ...
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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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Cloud encryption - offline usage in mobile

I really apreciate the benefit of cloud storage, but I'm considering to put an dditional layer of encryption between me and my provider. I want to sync a directory between a tablet(ipad), a ...
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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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Linux Dropbox on symlinked folder became recursive to parent directory

On Linux (Fedora 19), I created a symbolic link to my Dropbox folder on my NTFS partition (~/Dropbox). I then started the Dropbox for Linux daemon using the symlinked folder as the Dropbox ...
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Move folders from one dropbox to another

I have 2 dropbox accounts namely A and B (both are free accounts) I want to know, how do i completely move a folder from A to B free-ing up the correspondng size of that folder from A ? I want to do ...
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Does Dropbox on iOS use LAN sync to get files shared from another Dropbox account (on the same LAN)?

Does Dropbox on iOS use LAN sync between two different accounts? I'm 99% certain that if the iPad and the computer are using the same Dropbox account that the LAN is used. I am much less certain ...