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I accidentally added ~/Downloads to Dropbox, then symlink from ~/Downloads can't be removed?

As the title said, I accidentally added ~/Downloads to Dropbox, then I think Dropbox symlinked the ~/Downloads folder to the corresponding Dropbox folder. ❯ ls -l total 648 drwx------@ 5 anthony ...
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Dropbox company download caching

Does anyone know If there is a way to create a local cache for Dropbox? I have multiple users in a local network and someone from the outside changes/uploads a file to dropbox, the sync party is on. ...
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Cannot modify files in WebDAV folder provided by CarotDAV + Dropbox

Edit: I have switched from CarotDAV to RaiDrive, which seems to work just fine. But I'll leave this question here in case someone else runs into this problem. Using Windows Explorer, I can create and ...
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New dropbox installation smartsync made every folder online-only

I have multiple computers (Unix and Mac) that are connected to the same Dropbox account and I have smartsync enabled such that the largest folders are online-only. I recently installed Dropbox on an ...
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Dropbox URL gives access to file content

I am very surprised that I linked on a Dropbox URL stored in my web browser's history and, without being logged in, I could see the content of the file. I have created a new file to test it and, just ...
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Uploading from Mac to Dropbox without using internal drive

I am trying to upload over 1TB from an external drive using the Mac desktop app. It wants to route via my computer which doesn't have enough storage space. I can't seem to change the settings of the ...
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Dropbox files on PC display absurd warnings

A new frustration, started recently. When I move or copy any Dropbox file, of any type, to another folder - even another Dropbox folder - I now get the daft message shown below. (Tried to embed image ...
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Configuration files in Dropbox

Having the text file ~/Dropbox/dotfiles/bashrc ~/.bashrc ~/Dropbox/organization/vimwiki-personal ~/.vimwiki ~/MEGAsync/Videos/ ~/archiv/videos-phone ... I want to back up the files in the second ...
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Bi-directional folder sync between two machines, with 'ignore' patterns?

Is it possible (and reasonable) to use rsync to set up a watch-driven, bi-directional syncing of a folder between two machines – allowing me to jump between machines and pick up where I left off? ...
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How to sync a specific dropbox folder with a specific onedrive folder without other cloud services?

I temporarily need to directly sync a folder on a Dropbox account with a folder on OneDrive, but do not want to use a service like CloudHQ. I do not want to replace Dropbox or OneDrive. I already use ...
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All Excel files opening as read only

When I open an Excel file from Windows Explorer, if Excel is not already running, the file opens as read only. I can save it as a file with a new name, but not as the old name (at least not without ...
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Run Dropbox if it crashed on Windows

I have a remote Windows 10 (64bit) computer, on which Dropbox collapses sporadically every few days. It's very annoying as I'm counting on files being synced for other services and it always takes a ...
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dropbox daemon won't start because of python error “ImportError: libglapi.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

I'm trying to install dropbox on my Debian 10 vps, i'v got all the access, i'v tried to install python3-gpg and libatomic1, but it didn't solve my problem, i'v got this error message dropbox: logging ...
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Free up space on dropbox cloud by “ignoring” local files and directories (Ubuntu 20.04)

I have some big files in directories that need to be shared on dropbox but these big files themselves should not be uploaded to dropbox (because they are filling my quota way to fast). It seems that ...
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Diagnosing Dropbox sync blocking

For the past six months I have had Dropbox on two Windows 10 PCs with many files regularly being created/modified and synced within the Dropbox folders of both of them. But for the past two weeks they ...
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Change the date of file versions stored on Dropbox

I need to change the date of changes made in Dropbox files. For example: File uploaded on 2/9/20 and modified on 8/9/20. There are now two versions of the file. I would need two things: Delete the ...
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I can't open my downloads folder

recently I synced my PC with Dropbox. Today, by mistake I permanently the dropbox folder of my PC. And mistakenly, deleted my dropbox account too. Now I can't access my downloads folder. And whenever ...
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Can I view the Dropbox desktop app as a window instead of a taskbar icon?

I am using Dropbox on Windows 10. I know that I can click on the taskbar icon to see file syncing progress. Is there a way I can open the app in a window so I don't have to keep opening the taskbar ...
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Unable to access Dropbox on desktop due to HSTS?

I am unable to access Dropbox on Windows 10 desktop. I can do it on another Windows 10 computer as well as Android phone on the same Wi-Fi but not on this one desktop through two different ISPs. Tried ...
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How to download a zip file using the command line

I would like to download a heavy compressed zip file from either dropbox or the UCF-Crime video dataset. The dataset's website points out these two links to get the dataset from : https://www.dropbox....
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www.dropbox.com redirects to 127.0.0.1 to piratebay.org and does not load

I recently installed Win10 I normally use PC, install sw, and suddenly when I want to download dropbox, I see ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED so tried to trace route it but it shows this: Tracing route to www....
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Sharing a file from Dropbox in Win10: Cannot provide edit permissions?

I have a file in my Dropbox local folder on my Win10 Laptop. In explorer if I Right Click I get a context menu option to "Dropbox->Share". This allows me to enter an email address of a ...
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Transcoding video from dropbox

I have a 1.9Tb library of different videofiles stored within catalogues on dropbox that I now need to transcode. Is it possible to do this on dropbox isolated or do I need to download the files, do ...
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Only dropbox.com isn't resolving on my laptop. How do I fix it?

OS: Windows 10 20H2 Dropbox.com isn't resolving. I cannot connect to it using my laptop. I have tried the following methods: Disable the firewall Different browsers (Chrome, Edge and Firefox) Reset ...
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How to see size of dropbox folder?

The solutions that are online like here don't work. There is actually no option to "Calculate size", maybe because I slightly over the 2 GB quota? But I don't have that option. I would like ...
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purely command-line operation of dropbox

Is it possible to make use of dropbox account from purely command-line solution e.g a bash script? I have so far failed to find a comprehensive answer to this question. I have used Git for sometime ...
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Simplest cloud backup options for RStudio projects

I'm looking for options for using a cloud service to backup and share projects when using RStudio. I currently use Dropbox as a cloud service for back-up and file sharing of all my files (including my ...
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Dropbox icon unhides itself from taskbar notification area

Around 50% of the time when I reboot my computer, I think after an automatic application update, Dropbox quite pretentiously promotes itself to an "always visible" icon which means that it ...
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Easy recursive “unlock” for files in macOS? (or: Dropbox locks files when copying them, how to stop it?)

Background: Our company uses Dropbox for Business (DB4B) for file sharing and there are company-wide folders that are shared read-only to groups of users that contain documents and other files they ...
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TrueCrypt/Veracrypt to update container on the fly?

I use container with Dropbox and have realized only when dismounted the container is updated and Dropbox will sync it. So I wonder if I can make the container updated even when it's mounted, like in ...
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Relocating texmf-local file on Windows 10 with Texlive

I am trying to set up texlive on a WIndows 10 machine (my normal environment is Mac OS). I installed texlive, which creates a folder C:\texlive that contains a texmf-local directory. However, I keep ...
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Ubuntu Dropbox downloading

Does anyone here have experience with linux/dopbox? I have a 10min delay in my files between the sync and what appears on dropbox I'm super new to both ubuntu and dropbox Syncing and Uploading are ...
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Computer names that are used by Dropbox and Office 365

When I perform an install from Office 365 on one of my computers, it uses a computer name that is not the one that can be seen under settings. This had caused me some trouble identifying active ...
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dropbox on server 2012 terminates randomly

I've been struggling with Dropbox's sync app terminating every week or so on a Server 2012. I've tried running it as a service, using a combination of personal and business dropbox accounts, and am ...
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How to delete everything except one folder and all of its contents (or have user delete their own directory)

So I saw this post on here a while ago (Delete all the folders and file except one folder) which seems to work if I am in a specific directory and trying to delete everything but one folder. In this ...
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“Renaming” Dropbox (Personal) folder as a plain Dropbox folder? Looking for smylink command on all OS

Dropbox's desktop client will create two separate Dropbox folders if one uses a linked personal account with an enterprise account (in my case, this is a Dropbox account within an institution's own ...
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results from array formula disappear when data used by the formula is altered

I am using an array formula to calculate cash flow based on length of memberships and total membership value. This is my formula: {=IFERROR(IF(MOD(DATEDIF($N8,AB$7,"m"),$S8)=0,IFERROR(...
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Dropbox starts by itself even though the option to start with system is turned off

Even though the option to "Start Dropbox on system startup" is unchecked, somehow Dropbox sometimes starts by itself. I have observed many times on Windows 10 and 8.1. I would like the only way for ...
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Downloading Dropbox folders by command line?

Is there a way to do this? All the files I need are organized by folder (of which there are many), so it would be great if I could just download all the folders. I tried wget https://www.dropbox.com/.....
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What iCloud for windows is doing in the background - it takes 25% cpu capacity by average | and how to solve it

I am using a surface book, and take the document fold synchronized with iCloud. So I have installed the iCloud for windows since I transferred from MacBook to surface pro/surface book (I have both). ...
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How does dropbox handle silent data corruption?

How does dropbox handle silent data corruption? If I have 10 computers synced through dropbox and one day on one of them just some files corrupt unnoticed, will dropbox just sync that 'change' to the ...
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Can pCloud be used to sync files between two computers?

I've been investigating if pCloud is a possible replacement for Dropbox, but I must say, I'm confused. Dropbox is very good at keeping files in sync on two or more computers, and having those files ...
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Dropbox Update - Go To File Explorer When Clicking On The Folder Icon On Windows 10?

My Windows 10 Dropbox app just updated and I noticed that when I click on the directory icon after I open up the Dropbox app, it no longer takes me directly to the Dropbox folder using File Explorer. ...
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Reparse points, placeholders, sizes in parentheses, and Dropbox SmartSync

I use OneDrive, where each file in the relevant Windows folder is a reparse point (visible through dir /al). When I clear the Windows space for a particular file, it becomes a placeholder with the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04, dropbox icon gone after screen lock

Under Ubuntu 18.04, the Dropbox icon appears normally. However, if I lock the screen and unlock it, the icon is gone. The process is running in the background, but there's no icon. How to keep the ...
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Dropbox to new Hard Drive Migration Safety

I have a dropbox folder with about of TB worth of info. I am migrating it to a new drive. I didn't want to use the Dropbox "Move" function, as I've tried it before and it feels really buggy and slow ...
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High CPU usage from Explorer.exe - Suspecting Dropbox and/or Onedrive shell integration at fault

I'm experiencing high CPU usage from Explorer.exe and I am using SysInternals' Process Explorer to try to diagnose the issue. Frequently I will get a CPU History graph like this (or worse, showing ...
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Dropbox symlinks trouble

I have a few dozen symlinked folders, which recently stopped working. I tried to do what dropbox suggested: delete the symlinks and move the folders itself into dropbox. Unfortunately dropbox refuses ...
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Extension and 3rd party app access permissions for Dropbox

What level of access and permissions does Dropbox provide to following 3rd party extensions if a user chooses to integrate their Dropbox accounts with these: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Mail (gmail),...
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Symlink behavior with Dropbox on Windows

Does Dropbox still sync symlinked content on Windows? The documentation suggests it shouldn't, but I think it currently still does. Documentation Per this Dropbox Article, Dropbox no longer syncs ...

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