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Questions tagged [dropbox]

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

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Dropbox on Ubuntu seems to be impossible

Wow, I thought this would be easy with all the hits I got in my initial search. I want to mount a dropbox folder while using the latest (18.04LTS) Ubuntu. Although I found a zillion opinions that the ...
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How to force wget to download a directory from Dropbox

I tried downloading a dropbox directory using the following command. wget -O reads -r "https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1eqzxexmei28ihx/AAAnjVNqUl8MJFH51j9PILf-a?dl=1 It downloads, but the result is a ...
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Share HTML and associated files without a web server

I have a locally-stored HTML file and some of the usual associated files (like a subfolder containing images). I would like to let somebody else view these files through a web browser. Obviously I ...
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Can a Dropbox folder be removed by people its been shared with? [migrated]

If some one shares a Dropbox folder....can the person it's shared with remove the files or will they remain on Dropbox for the person who shared them?
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Dropbox icon does not appear in the menu of Ubuntu 16.04

I believe that after the last update of Dropbox, the icon does not appear anymore in the menu of Ubuntu 16.04. enter image description here I tried to update the Dropbox with the command "dropbox ...
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git repository in pcloud synced folder keeps changing files

I've made the switch from Dropbox to pCloud recently due to their lack of support for some filesystems. I've been sharing working git repositories via the cloud with my other machines. Only one ...
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How do I Extract file links from Dropbox in bulk?

So I have hundreds or rarely around a thousand nage files on dropbox. I need links to each one of them in an Excel workbook. I've seen the technique by using folder links, you can get bulk images... ...
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Dropbox stopped working following a new router

I've recently installed a new TALKTALK Dlink DSL-3782 router, and following this, Dropbox won't sync on my windows 10 PC. I get the following error on the icon in my toolbar, "can't establish a ...
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How do I move my Dropbox folder on a headless Linux system?

I am using a headless system with remote access only visa ssh. My file system is btrfs. To prepare for the upcoming ext4 shift, I created a ext4 image file - dd if=/dev/zero of=dropbox.ext4.img bs=...
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Migrate old mails from Gmail to Dropbox / Sync.com

I've been using Gmail for many years and would love to find a way to move the older mails to offline storage (and the to my sync.com folder). I have looked at Google Takeout and it seems as I can ...
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Dual boot and Dropbox

I dual boot on my laptop: Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS Windows 10 I've set up Dropbox in both operating systems. I'm not actually syncing the Dropbox twice -- as my Dropbox is quite large, this would be ...
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How to change Dropbox directory on Ubuntu 16.04 outside of encrypted home folder

In November this year, Dropbox will stop sync in case home folder is encrypted (full disk encryption is supported). I have tried to move synch folder outside /home to folder on the Ext4 partition but ...
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Screen recording has audio “stripped” when compressed or shared

Short question : I have taken a video screen recording on my iPhone and imported it to my computer, when i try to compress or share the file it keeps stripping the audio from the video and im just ...
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How do I remove the Dropbox entry from the Windows Explorer navigation pane

To start, I have already uninstalled Dropbox from my system. However, as the title suggests, the navigation pane entry resides, rather annoyingly, and seems to be the cause for a slowdown in Windows ...
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Workgroup Templates not updating for all users (Microsoft Word)

I have set up company wide templates and save them in Workgroup_Templates folder on drop box. Each user sets Word to get Workgroup Templates from the same folder, which is a path like this C:\Users\...
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User Path - relative paths on work computer vs on home computer

I work on two PC's one at home and one at work. The user name for my home pc is Mike. for work it is mmcloughlin. I have a text file that is located at C:\Users\Mike\Dropbox on my home computer. On ...
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With my dropbox folder on an external drive, or network drive, is it possible to keep one or two of the folders inside it synced to my hard drive?

Essentially, I'm trying to keep my main dropbox folder off my hard drive as it requires more space than my hard drive has available, but because I sync lightroom between two computers via dropbox, I ...
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How to write a RegEx for searching Dropbox with grepWin

Hoping you can help a RegEx newb out. I want to use grepWin to search my dropbox for potential issues in filenames that might be causing the sync issue I am having. There might be a more appropriate ...
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Every time Windows boots up I get asked to update Dropbox even though it isn't installed?

Every time Windows boots up I get the above message even though Dropbox isn't installed. How do I stop it?
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Sync folder between two computers using both local network and cloud

I'm looking for a way to do the following: Sync folder A on my laptop with folder B on my PC by transferring any changes on one machine onto the other machine using the local network. If I modify ...
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How to make files across several computers synchronized in a consistent and near real time manner?

We have been using cloud based applications such as Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive to share files across several users. They each have desktop applications that will allow the files to be ...
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How to share dropbox folder between Ubuntu Linux and Windows?

Currently my dropbox is on an NTFS filesystem which is shared between windows and ubuntu. However, dropbox is removing support for NTFS on linux in Nov. I tried creating a symlink to my NTFS dropbox ...
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How to run Dropbox after it is installed with windows 10

I have installed Dropbox but can't find any icons to run it. I have rebooted my computer but still no luck.
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Unsharing many folders at once in Dropbox

I'm aware that the party line is that unsharing must be done one folder at a time, but I have literally hundreds of subfolders (all within one big folder) shared with different people. Some of these ...
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NTFS-formatting an EXFAT SD card without losing data

I have had my Dropbox folder on an SD of my Surface for the last couple of years with no problems. Today, it gives an error: "Dropbox will stop syncing unless you move it to a drive with a ...
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Safely unplug drive with link in Dropbox folder

So, I decided to back up my old 1TB HDD to Dropbox so I may repurpose it for storage on my PlayStation 4, and I do have Dropbox professional. I didn't have enough space to copy the files from the hard ...
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Making a program use a shortcut instead of a folder

I have a program that constantly generates some files in a folder that is inside its installation path and I can't change where it's created. I want to move this folder to my Dropbox and make the ...
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Dropbox GUI not running on centos 7

I am trying to install dropbox on my centos 7 system with Gnome by running sudo rpm -ivh nautilus-dropbox-2015.10.28-1.fedora.x86_64.rpm I don't know how to start the GUI afterwards, and the icon in ...
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Server backup to Google Drive

I am working on a backup process for a cloud based virtual machine. I already have a script that will create a tar.gz file, encrypt it with my gpg public key and give it a unique name. Now I would ...
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Dropbox “Unable to make a secure connection”

Installing Dropbox on my new hard drive (Windows 10, a Samsung 860 EVO if that matters.) When I try to run Dropbox, I get a pop-up message saying "Unable to make a secure connection to the Dropbox ...
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Sync Dropbox to lowercase folder

I am in the process of lowercasing my linux system, but I found a hurdle: Dropbox partout does not want to reside in a lowercased folder. Changing the folder via GUI, it always wants to go into a ...
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Redirect desktop folder to another folder in Windows

Most of us save many of our files directly to Desktop (i.e. users\[myUser]\Desktop). I use cloud storage like Dropbox and Google Drive and others. So for revision history, every time I need to ...
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Dropbox-style sync one file using copy from another location

I am running Windows 10 Professional and suppose I have the following setup: C:\Dropbox\Bib\main.bib, C:\Dropbox\Projects\Project 1\main.tex C:\Dropbox\Projects\Project 1\main.bib The \Bib copy is ...
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Get Dropbox running again on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm still using Ubuntu 12.04 on a virtual server which I want to replace by a Ubuntu 16 machine. I installed dropbox on that old server many years ago (and don't know how I did that). It worked till ...
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How can I completely remove Dropbox from my Mac?

I have only used Dropbox once but 4 years ago, and then deleted app, however recently I been looking inside my MacBook Air macOS (version 10.8.5) and found it there inside Library/ and Public/ folder: ...
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Make Drobbox's default file view when sharing via URL “list view”

Is it possible to make Drobbox's default file view when sharing a Dropbox link to be "list view" rather than "icon view". I can manually change the view to "list view" by adding &lst= to the end ...
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Do I need multiple instances of the Dropbox shell extension?

Sysinternals Autoruns says that I have 8 instances of the Dropbox shell extension being loaded at startup, via the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\...
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dropbox showing “Downloading X files…” for ever

I have dropbox 52.4.58 installed on a Linux VM (Lubuntu 18.04 LTS). The dropbox instance can never finish syncing my folder and reach the Up to date status as a Windows version does on the same folder....
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Dropbox wont auto start on W10 machine

Ive got dropbox running on W10 Pro. The W10 machine has mutliple users and from time to time is switched off and restarted. Ive noticed that when i log in as a user sometimes dropbox's sync app ...
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Photoshop and file permissions after April 2018 Update

I have two Administrator user accounts on my computer, A and B. There's a common folder in A's Dropbox that I use for storing images, and that folder has full access permissions for both user A and B. ...
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Folders and files being duplicated in Dropbox

I have two main laptops, and have been using Dropbox to share files between them. Over time, I make changes to some of those files and folders, mostly through Windows File Manager. For example, if I ...
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Can an OLEDB connection string getting data from Access located in Dropbox to my Excel file cause sync problems for the users using the Access file?

So I have created a system at our office where I would use cloud computing systems (mainly Dropbox and Google Drive) to pull data daily. The system is as follows: Step 1 (If the file is not in the ...
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Connect remotely to Dropbox service from a server

I wonder how to authenticate a remote linux server with dropbox daemon installed without X server.
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OneDrive folder shortcut in Dropbox automatically updated on new OS

(Context: Win 10 on all 3 systems) There's a folder I access almost daily, and I used to keep it in my Dropbox synced folder. A while back I was reorganizing and decided to move it to my OneDrive ...
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Errors trying to save a Lyx document on a local dropbox folder

I have LyX installed on my PC and on my laptop, and in both environments, I encounter the following problem: I tried to edit an existing .lyx document I had and then I tried to save it. I am getting ...
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Find files with duplicate names on MacBook

I have uploaded 11,000+ files to Dropbox, but I only see 8000+ of them. I realized it was because Dropbox automatically replaces the files (with older timestamp) with the new files that are with the ...
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Dropbox failes iwth ValueError: Empty certificate data

I recently had some issues on my Windows 10 system where a number of SSL Certificates were removed. Dropbox now fails to run or re-install with the following error: dropbox: initializing dropbox: ...
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How to automatically shorten names in a folder and its subfolders? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a backup on my Dropbox folder but I get the following message: Source Path Too Long The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system. Try moving to a ...
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Adding dropbox files over unsecure wi-fi

So far I've always used private ISP connections (paid by myself) to access internet. Now I'm using a wi-fi connection that requires a login, but I'm certain it's shared by dozens of people, with the ...
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How to store every file change indefinitely?

How can I automatically save the entire change history of the files on my computer indefinitely? Dropbox stores file version history only intermittently and only for the past 30 days. The solution I ...