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Windows explorer very slow unless I pause Dropbox

Windows explorer is very slow unless I pause Dropbox. Like right click takes 10 second to show a list of action. After I pause Dropbox, it gets superfast. Any way to solve this? What if I set somehow ...
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How to bulk prioritize Folder Syncing in Dropbox on OSX

I'm using Dropbox on a MacBook to sync folders with another user. Often, I need to quickly prioritize syncing a specific folder, but currently, I can only select "Sync Next" for individual ...
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Dropbox repeatedly keeps popping up "Delete...other items for everyone?" after I delete dropbox folder mounted on Windows 10

I have my dropbox account "mounted" on my Windows 10 PC. It appears in File Explorer on the left as folder: Dropbox When I open this and delete a folder with lots of items, dropbox then ...
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Boxcryptor stopped working, how do I access the encrypted files on OnDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive?

I have been using Boxcryptor for client side encryption of files stored in the cloud for a few years now. They have been bought up by dropbox and the software stopped working today. How do I access my ...
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Dropbox Client not syncing due to HTTPS inspection

Since my workplace introduced HTTPS traffic inspection as a security measure, the Dropbox client on my Ubuntu machine doesn't synchronize anymore. It doesn't, however, display an error message, ...
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How to exclude a specific file from Dropbox sync

A great Dropbox file exclusion trick no longer seems to work. My Thunderbird profile is in Dropbox, mainly because I have years of historical email in the locally stored "Local Folders", so ...
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Dropbox synch, 1 file missing, how identify the file?

I just synched Drobox between my old Windows 10 laptop (the source) and my new Window 11 desktop (the target). I then did a Windows Properties on the Dropbox folder on both machines. On the source: ...
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migrating from dropbox to onedrive

Senario We are migrating files from dropbox to onedrive. We download the top-level parent folders from dropbox and upload to onedrive. Those parent folders have many levels of subfolders and so on, so ...
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Cannot Zip folder that is too deep in subfolders

I am unable to zip a folder if the folder is too deep in subfolders. My company uses Dropbox, so we have a lot of folders in folders. For example, a path to a folder might look like this: C:\Users\...
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Is there a way to place a symbolic link in Volumes on Mac that won't be deleted when the machine reboots?

I use Dropbox in a newspaper publishing environment. While in the office I mount a share from my Synology NAS that shares my Dropbox content via CloudSync. For a remote computer, I use the Mac Dropbox ...
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filesystem on Linux for SD card for Dropbox sync

I have a super small drive on my ultraportable lenovo 100s. I want to sync several gb of stuff from my dropbox onto it, so I have equipped it with a western digital purple sd card. I plan to use that ...
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When using a PowerPoint file located on dropbox, the hyperlink sometimes will give error 'Cannot open the specified file'

We have a number of PowerPoint files that our users use on Dropbox that have a number of hyperlinks in them that link to PDF files that reside in the same file as the PPT file is. Most of the time, ...
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Remove-Appxpackage stuck

Windows 11, trying to uninstall preinstalled Dropbox (DropboxOEM) in Elevated PowerShell session: Get-AppxPackage -All *dropbox* | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers It gets stuck. When I close the running ...
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Why Does 7zip give the error that certain files inside a zip downloaded from Dropbox are corrupted when they clearly are not?

My wife has a ton of data that she has worked on over the course of a decade saved on Dropbox, and we are trying to back this up to a local external drive so that we have two copies. I've downloaded ...
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Dropbox doesn't play well with WSL SVN?

Got a bit of an odd setup, perhaps. I have put local checkouts of my SVN repository in Dropbox folders (Windows 11 machine). So basically at any machine I work, I have the last edits whether they've ...
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How to relocate Dropbox folder to sdc1 drive in Linux Mint 21?

I've installed Dropbox (Flatpack) and everything is working fine as long as I just let Dropbox use it's default folder or keeps the folder on the system drive. The problem is that I would like to have ...
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How to shorten Dropbox path on a business Dropbox plan shared by other co-workers?

I'm a member of a business Dropbox plan along with colleagues. I want to shorten the directory structure for my machine only. Can anyone recommend a way to map a subdirectory as a drive or just force ...
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How do I upload a file from the command line to satisfy a Dropbox file request?

Context: I have a problem with some software that I am using. I contacted the software's tech support and they said they could run their pipeline themselves to see if they can see something differen. ...
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How do I know which partitions I can safely remove on Windows 10?

I'm using desktop apps for Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox, which all store files on my computer. Google Drive used a virtual drive for its file, until I changed the Google Drive streaming location ...
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Prevent Dropbox from creating Start Menu folder

Every time I start Windows, Dropbox creates a "Dropbox" folder in my Start menu, which I find very annoying. Is there a way to turn this behavior off? Note that I don't want to disable ...
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Sync a OneDrive (or Dropbox / Google Drive) folder between multiple users

In OneDrive, I have shared a folder that has a few hundred files and subfolders for a project. It contains a lot of large zip files (in total, about 8 GB of files) so would not be suitable for GitHub. ...
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How can I batch download multiple dropbox links from a website?

I'm browsing a site whose author includes multiple links to files on Dropbox. I want to download all of them without clicking each individual link. I have several Chrome extensions that batch download ...
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Dropbox context menu not showing all options

this is a problem I'm only having on my Windows 10 computer, but I'm seeming to not get the full context menu for any of my files. I'm looking in particular for the Online-only/Local option, but the ...
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NVMe M.2 SSD keeps disappering every now and then whenever PC reboots

I have HP Z2 SFF G4 Workstation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.19 GHz with Windows 10 Pro 21H2. I have installed dropbox on NVME samsung SSd 970 SCSI 2GB and manually assigned it drive ...
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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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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? [closed]

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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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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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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