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Sync a single folder with Dropbox (or similar service), without allowing other users access to entire Dropbox

I use Dropbox to sync almost all of my documents, work and personal. I also have a bunch of MATLAB routines that I'd like to sync with other users of a lab that I work at. In the lab, I only want the ...
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Will I lose Dropbox referal space if I downgrade from a Paid account [on hold]

I currently have 13 GB of free Dropbox space. I am extremely enticed by getting a TB for $100, and ditching iPhoto/Picasa etc. If it doesn't work like I anticipate and downgrade my back to a free ...
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Dropbox SSL Certificate issue on OS X in both Chrome and Safari

Currently unable to connect to www.dropbox.com via https. This is only happening on one machine on the network. The machine is running OS X 10.6.8. Safari gives - When trying to connect in chrome ...
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Keep two files in sync on the same device

I have a file that is my master library of all references (in BibTeX). When I start a new research project, I place a copy of that master library in the project folder to allow me to cite it. The ...
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Can dropbox pick up 2 folders on different locations on the same machine and sync under the same account?

I use dropbox and my main folder resides D: local drive on a win 7 machine. I have linked a linux machine's folders at Z:, I would like to have those folders to be included in my dropbox too. Is there ...
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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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How to get the URL of Dropbox file from command line?

I would like to know if I can get the URL of a file to share in my Dropbox folder from command line. I would avoid to open the web browser every time.
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Problems with Dropbox merging files

I'm trying to work on a powerpoint presentation with other people. We are all enabled to edit the file, however when the upload our updated presentation it overrides the previous persons work and ...
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Case sensitivity problems when syncing Eclipse project on Mac and Windows

I work on Java projects in Eclipse and sync them through Dropbox. However, every time I modified some Java files in Eclipse on Windows, the corresponding file on Mac will be changed to all-lowercase ...
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Dropbox permissions issue, elementary OS

Using elementary OS Freya x64 on my laptop I wanted to install Dropbox now. I also use windows 8 on another partition, where dropbox was already installed and working. To not waste space I used this ...
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Print Screen key stopped working [duplicate]

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and the Print Screen key stopped working: no image is put in the keyboard when I hit Print Key. Nothing happen when I hit Alt + Print Key either. The issue affects ...
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How to sync okular annotations between Windows and Linux using Dropbox?

Is there some way I can make Okular store metadata (specifically annotations) in Dropbox, so it is read by Okular regardless of which computer I am using. For example, I have a Linux laptop with lots ...
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Access iCloud Drive via terminal

OS X 10.10 was just released, and one of the features I personally awaited the most was iCloud Drive. Unfortunately, I had to learn that it was not as accessible as Dropbox. file ~/Dropbox ...
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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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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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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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Sync folder using Dropbox/Copy/OneDrive without putting the folder there

I tried looking for answer, but I couldn't really form my question... So for example, I want to have a folder synced to the cloud in my Dropbox/Copy/Google Drive/OneDrive account, and right now if I ...
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Correct files found by “Bad Files Check” in Dropbox

I have a Dropbox account that has numerous files reported as "bad" via: https://www.dropbox.com/bad_files_check As there are a couple of hundred files that are invalid is there any automated way to ...
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DropBox / Google Drive stopped working simultaneously

I noticed recently that both DropBox and Google Drive stopped syncing several days ago on my desktop at work (Win 7 64 bit). The last successful sync for both was sometime on Sep 30. At first both ...
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OSX - Schedule programs to start at night, close in morning

On Mac OSX, is there a program or method I could use to start an application (say Dropbox) at around 9pm at night and then close the application in the morning (say 9am). I've found Dropbox is making ...
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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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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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Windows Search does not index SSMS SQL files in Dropbox

Running Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit), the Windows Search fails to find SSMS SQL files saved to a default location that ends up in Dropbox. Some details: My Documents live under a dropbox-controller ...
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Dropbox - no local copy, possible?

Arch user here. I wanted to use DropBox to free some space from my SSD. Is it possible to use DropBox in the same manner as I am currently using their web interface? So, the question again: I don't ...
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Dropbox: sync some folders in removable drive

I have my main dropbox folder in C:. However, I keep all my photos in a removable hard drive. Now I want to sync these files as well, what I can think of is to create a symbolic link in the main ...
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Dropbox Uninstalled Itself Again

This is a second time within 6 months this happens. I was doing my work when navigated to Dropbox folder on PC and noticed empty icons in place of files. There were file names with extension visible ...
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Dropbox app doesn't sync in Windows Desktop

I am a Dropbox user with the Dropbox client installed in a macosx, and I shared a folder with a friend of mine (he uses a Dropbox client in Windows). The files are not updated to him anymore in ...
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What does the argument --client=2 do in Dropbox?

I have just installed and launched Dropbox. I see: What does the argument --client=2 do? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Why does synchronizing 1.4 TB of data with my Dropbox account result in over 28 TB of IO read?

I tried to sync 4.4 millions of files (totaling ~1.4 TB) with my Dropbox account. I noticed a pretty high amount of IO read (28 TB) when the files were being synchronized, is there any reason why? ...
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Is there a way to turn off notifications for certain users when adding a file to Dropbox?

I want to add a file to Dropbox which is shared with so many others. But I do not want to notify them. Is there anyway to accomplish this?
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Where can I find syncing rules for dropbox?

I use my dropbox from multiple computers. After using dropbox for years, I am still not sure when exactly dropbox deletes (uploads) a file from (to) the cloud in a multi-device scenario. I'd ...
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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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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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Sync a single file in three different Dropbox folders

I am working on a document for my internship. I keep my project group and my teachers updated on my progress by uploading that same document to shared folders with them. Is there a way that I can ...
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Getting more details about “applying selective sync” in Dropbox

When I change the selective sync parameters in Dropbox, it sometimes takes a while to apply the settings: Is there any way to get more details on the current action (e.g. which file is being ...
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What exactly does Dropbox do when it syncs?

When I upload or create folders on a system I have configured with Dropbox, what exactly happens on my other systems equipped with that same Dropbox account? By that, I mean: does Dropbox download a ...
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Keep a folder in my Dropbox account while moving it somewhere else on my hard drive

Folder X is in the Dropbox folder and is synchronized with my Dropbox account. I would like to keep this folder in my Dropbox account while moving it somewhere else on my hard drive (I don't want it ...
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Can't upgrade Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 server

Every time I run dropbox update I get the following error. Yeah, no idea what that means. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/dropbox", line 1436, in <module> ret = ...
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Is it possible to “mount” a shared folder as subdirectory in my Dropbox account?

Example: I have a dropbox with several folders. One of these folders is called "shared-to-me". My friend, Fred shared his "party-videos" folder to me. I want to "mount" this inside my "shared-to-me" ...
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How can I see how much space I am using on my Dropbox for Business account?

I can see how much space I use in my personal account, but for Business account I only see the space used by all users, not just me: The only way I have found so far is re-installing Dropbox, and ...
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Can I reduce the length of the Dropbox folder name on Windows?

My Dropbox Folder name is "Dropbox (Personal)"" That's a bit too long for me as Windows have a 255 Character File Path Limit. Is there any way to shorten it? ("Move" only allows me to change the ...
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Dropbox and OneDrive

I use Windows 8.1 and recently created a short video presentation (mp4 file) which is 1.3Gb. Just tried to upload to DropBox which was taking HOURS, then tried to upload to OneDrive with no success ...
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Installing Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 x64: permissions error

So I'm trying to install Dropbox (as root) following the seemingly easy instructions on dropbox.com: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - ...
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Which direction should symlinks for Dropbox go?

I've been using Dropbox to keep files such as .bashrc and .inputrc in sync between multiple computers. The way I have been doing this was to have the files located in the dropbox folder and then ...
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Revert whole Dropbox folder to previous state (Packrat)

I'm using Dropbox's Packrat feature that stores all previous versions of a file, and allows me to restore a deleted file. Is there a way to restore a complete folder to a previous state, for example ...
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Giving an Android device an access to only one folder

I have an Android camera. I want it to upload pictures to Dropbox automatically. The official Dropbox app provides that. But, I want my camera to have access ONLY to the folder that it uploads to, and ...
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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 / Google drive maxes out my connection causing timeouts and disconnects

Dropbox and Google drive both max out my internet connection when uploading files, to the extent that it's impossible to browse the internet; I'm faced with constant timeout errors. This normally ...
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Change “Selective Sync” outside of GUI

I'm having an issue where the folder tree in the Selective Sync in Dropbox's UI will not expand. I need to unsync a particular folder, but can't do it through the graphical interface. Is there some ...
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Why is Outlook 2013 running seemingly spontaneously?

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013 (as part of Office 365 Home Premium) and have encountered an unexpected problem. (All systems involved are running Windows 8.1) I have a large ...