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Cross-platform file syncing program for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and various mobile devices.

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Best way to sync files from Dropbox "Apps" folder to regular Dropbox folders

A Dropbox account with voluminous files also syncs/receives files through a third-party app integration, which files arrive within that app-integration's designated folder within Dropbox's "Apps&...
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dbxfs give an empty directory

My dbxfs installation run well before. After I do some little operation in my system(I think it shouldn't impact dbxfs), when I launch it, it gives me a empty directory: (base) dbxfs -v /home/dev_1/...
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In a multi-user environment, where is Adobe Bridge Metadata stored?

I have a team of designers / non-technical users that want to start using Adobe Bridge as an asset management & tagging system (lets say 8 people) this will be photos (edited and RAW), videos (...
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Backing up from Dropbox (online) straight to external drive

I have all my work saved on my Dropbox account, and generally only have around 20% of that stored locally at any one time. I'd like to buy a large external drive and back everything up onto that for ...
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Deleting old Dropbox files?

I installed Dropbox, and after some time I uninstalled it. Now i see stuff from Dropbox in my user folder. It wasn't created on this machine, but they were copied here. If i delete them, do they get ...
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Dropbox writing to external drive very slowly

I have an external HDD which I wanted to utilize as Dropbox backup. It's connected to a secondary idle PC via USB. I've installed Dropbox and set its location at the external drive hoping it would ...
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Can I download directly to google drive or other webservice?

I'm trying to download files from fileshare slow speed which takes like 19 hours Can I download these files directly to google drive? I've seen Downloading from Internet directly to google drive but ...
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How do you force Dropbox to save to a network location?

Problem I am looking to close our dropbox business account. To do this, I first need to save the account contents account to our NAS. When I attempt to move my dropbox folder to the network location, ...
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File sync issues when switching from Dropbox to OneDrive

I have recently switched to OneDrive from Dropbox and then transferred my files there. This did however not go that smoothly. I started out by downloading every file from Dropbox to my local computer. ...
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Encoding Problems with Dropbox, iA-Writer and Notepad++

I have .csv-data stored in my Dropbox, where I input my vocabulary for the Japanese language. The encoding is set to UTF-8. (No UTF-8 BOM or something different, just UTF-BOM.) I usually edit it on my ...
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Is it possible to sync a folder on iPad to Googledrive or Dropbox?

I want to access files (.md) specific to a software (Obsidian) on desktop windows computer in iPad. I have installed the software on both the devices. My files are saved in Googledrive on desktop, ...
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Is there a way to sync Drobpox's cloud to a 3rd party backup service like AWS or B2? [closed]

Ive started using Dropbox's "cloud sync" feature to keep large files in the cloud and off my laptops internal drive. My concern is that the only real place these files live is now in dropbox'...
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Will Dropbox delete malware in my uploads?

I'm doing some reverse engineering research, which including some malware. Can I save them in my Dropbox? Will Dropbox delete them from the server end? I searched around but haven't found a clear ...
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How can I add a folder that's on another drive to Dropbox?

My C drive is a NVME m.2 high speed drive and D drive is a pretty slow old drive. I have my Dropbox folder on D:\Dropbox. Normally I do my programming stuff on C:\projects, since C drive is fast and I ...
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What is Dropbox Sync Technology name [closed]

I remember Dropbox had (and still has, I think) a method for using less data when syncing files. It compares the byte difference between the original file and the new version, and only uploads/...
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Synology disk station as local dropbox alternative

Does anyone know if and how I could use my Synology disk-station as a kind of local dropbox server, i.e. I have a folder that is always synchronized locally between the NAS and the respective ...
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installing dbxfs/FUSE on mac os - big sur

I am trying to mount my dropbox folder as a file system without using the native offline dropbox installation. I see that dbxfs should do the trick (LINK) and that it should work for mac. "it ...
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Symlink vs Hardlink and Backing up Win10

I have the following use case and am struggling to decide whether to use hard links or symlinks. I store e-books in a "Books" folder on my Win 10 Laptop. However I have a directory structure ...
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Changing default Dropbox at command line to a business account from a personal account on macOS

I've linked to my business Dropbox on my Mac which already had my personal Dropbox installed. I can easily access both my Dropbox (Personal) and Dropbox (Business-name) from the Finder. At the command ...
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Sync Joplin between desktop (Ubuntu) and phone (android)

The note taking app Joplin should be able to sync files between a phone and a desktop. However, I have not managed to get this to work. I authorized the same dropbox account on both the desktop and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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