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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 to prevent dropbox from downloading all files?

I formatted my computer. Before formatting, I copied dropbox folder to an external drive. After formatting, I installed dropbox, linked to my account, stopped sync and pasted all the content ...
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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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Dropbox selective sync doesn't want to add back a directory

I have recently excluded a directory from sync using selective sync in Dropbox, and now I want to select it again (i.e. return things to normal) and each time I try to tick it back, it says: "The ...
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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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Can using cloud storage for backup backfire and ruin local data?

I was thinking of using a simple backup strategy like copying my Documents directory into the Dropbox directory. This strategy should work in case my laptop gets stolen or my house burns down. But ...
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82 views

Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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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 like the old gDrive?

I really like Dropbox. I also liked the old gDrive a lot. Now that computers are using SSDs, and so far the cost for big SSDs are still high (at least for countries outside US, like Brazil), is there ...
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2answers
59 views

change dropbox selective sync while dropbox isn't running

I've added a largish folder to my Dropbox, but don't want to sync it to a computer that doesn't have dropbox running all the time. I can start dropbox, then tell it not to sync that folder, but ...
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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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373 views

Using Keepass + Dropbox, where to store Dropbox's password?

I'm thinking about starting using KeePass2 with the password database on Dropbox to manage my passwords. I've been doing my research on the subject and I already moved a couple of passwords there to ...
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1answer
77 views

Collaborate on folder inside Dropbox public folder?

What is the best pattern for write enabled collaboration on a subfolder inside the Dropbox public folder? The use case is that I want to give write access to multiple people, while giving the ...
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0answers
221 views

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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0answers
46 views

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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0answers
87 views

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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0answers
275 views

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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0answers
30 views

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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2answers
35 views

Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
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2answers
103 views

How can I get Dropbox not to sync a particular folder that doesn't have read permissions?

I am using Dropbox 2.4.10 on OS X. I use Spotlight with an encfs-encrypted folder inside my Dropbox, which is mounted with the -o local option to get it to work on OS X 10.9 (see here). As a result, ...
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3answers
1k views

How does Dropbox determine when to overwrite the local file vs overwrite the cloud file?

When Dropbox encounters a file on one's computer that is different than the cloud version of that file that it knows about, how does it decide whether it should sync them by overwriting the local file ...
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1answer
99 views

File sync solution with pattern matching

I have a directory I want to sync over the cloud using a service like Dropbox. But, within that folder, I only want to sync directories that match a particular pattern. For instance, sync all folders ...
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8answers
201 views

Quickest way to send links from PC to PC [closed]

I am looking for the quickest way to send URLs and short Text in general from my Laptop to Desktop or vice verse. A lot of the time I am browsing on my Laptop near my Desktop then find a URL which I ...
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2answers
342 views

Map network drive to cloud storage?

My company currently shares local documents using a network drive. Every Friday, I have to send a specific set of these local files to another branch of the company in a different city. Is there a ...
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2answers
641 views

One way sync with either Dropbox or Google drive on linux and windows

I could not google this one. I would like to use Dropbox or Google drive only as backup, so I would like to ensure I only upload to those services and never download (unless done manually via the web ...
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2answers
111 views

Is it possible to use Dropbox to keep 2 pcs mail programs synced?

Is it possible that I use a dropbox folder as the mail storage so that both my pcs have the exactly same "state" as mail program is related? Would dropbox automatically update the folder database / ...
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2answers
707 views

LAN sharing on Dropbox

We've got several machines running Dropbox (all mac osx desktops and laptops - no mobiles / tablet apps). 99% of the time we are syncing data between machines that are in the same room and on the same ...
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2answers
2k views

Dropbox - how to retain files but reinstall dropbox?

I have to reinstall windows and I have a lot of data on dropbox (~30 gb). I'm afraid dropbox will start syncing all over again. I want dropbox to keep the current files in my harddisk after I ...
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0answers
681 views

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 ...
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1answer
47 views

Syncing Dropbox shared stuff

A friend of mine has shared his Dropbox folder with me which is nearly 1GB in size. When I click on saving it to my Dropbox, it says it will do the same and also download the stuff to my computer ...
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0answers
40 views

can the shared folders of dropbox be seen or synchronized to other's local pc?

choosing to use DROPBOX is mainly coz it can share files to different applications. My question is, is it possible that if i share a folder to my friend, then he can check the folder on his local ...
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2answers
2k views

Permissions to allow Dropbox access but prevent Anti-virus access

My computer has some anti-virus software installed that runs constantly and checks for what it believes are malicious executables. I cannot disable or control the anti-virus software. I have dropbox ...
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1answer
450 views

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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2answers
213 views

Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
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2answers
841 views

DropBox sync on Ubuntu Server stopped working

I have the Dropbox linux client installed on a server - and it has been working fine for around a month. But just this week has stopepd syncing some files uploaded from Mac or via the web. I have ...
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0answers
153 views

Sync a folder between several computers [closed]

I need to synchronize folders in a team of several people. syncs should be automatically or the people will forget about syncing. subgroups should be possible so that some folders are shared with ...
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1answer
131 views

How to set dropbox based syncable reminders?

I'm trying to look for a way to set reminders between my homepc and work pc. And I need it something like this: I put a text file in dropbox on homepc, and let it get uploaded to dropbox (synced) ...
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0answers
216 views

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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1answer
2k views

Dropbox options for avoiding file conflicts and locking issues

I use dropbox to sync many things, often things that you "shouldn't" sync, like FireFox states, game states, music database, etc, etc. Where I run into problems is with dropbox's love of syncing ...
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1answer
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Does Dropbox sync when computer is asleep or locked?

I have some pretty big sync's to do, but I can't sit around my computer making sure it's awake and unlocked all day/night. Does Dropbox sync when the computer is "Locked" or asleep?
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1answer
52 views

Effective solution to sync single files between several machines

Many cloud syncronization tools (such as SpiderOak, Wuala, Dropbox, SparkleShare and many other) have a one big drawback - you can not syncronize single files such as ~/.vimrc, ~/.zshrc, ~/.bashrc - ...
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0answers
937 views

How to make Dropbox camera upload appear immediately on PC?

I use my android phone with dropbox and the camera upload function. But after it uploads images to cloud. The PC client doesn't do anything to download the image even after "pause syncing" and "resume ...
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2answers
184 views

Don't sync files during Matlab execution in Dropbox (Linux)

I'm a strong Dropbox user. I usually log in (via SSH) to my Linux machine and use Matlab on a Dropbox folder which automatically syncs everything. However, at this moment, my code generates a lot of ...
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1answer
49 views

How to I setup a folder to pass files on without holding them?

Is it possible to create a folder where Whenever a file is placed in it, the file is automatically copied to another specified location and then the original file is deleted? What I'm trying to do ...
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1answer
82 views

tool to share text file and notify collaborators of file changes?

I would like a tool that will allow me to share a text file with a colleague, and if the file changes, will email them with a list of any additions or deletions. I believe Dropbox can notify you ...
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1answer
584 views

How does Dropbox work in Windows?

When a file is dropped into Dropbox's sync folder, is that file actually still stored locally on my hard drive, or is it some type of hologram? I keep a number of ebooks synched across devices with ...
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1answer
164 views

How can I automatically compare and merge a large number of text files?

Due to a series of technical snafus with Dropbox and Simplenote syncing, my main writing folder, which contains text files mostly in Markdown format, is all messed up. I have about 500 unique files, ...
2
votes
1answer
554 views

Dropbox - no lan sync on a virtual machine

Is there any way of making dropbox's lan sync working on a virtual machine ? Another "dropboxed" machine in the LAN is a standalone PC running *buntu 12.04 amd64, not a VM. detailed info: host OS: ...
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2answers
3k views

Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup

I use Dropbox but also like to back up my files to an external hard drive. I am currently doing a one way sync from Dropbox to the external drive every hour. This is very inefficient as the ...
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1answer
111 views

whole volume private Dropbox with Windows 7 [closed]

I want to setup full volume file mirroring from a client computer to a server computer. In my imagination the end result is something slightly comparable to both RAID1 and dropbox. I have listed a ...