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

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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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How do I automatically block files over a certain size, from synchronizing in Dropbox?

Is there a way that I can set a rule — such that, anytime a file is bigger than X megabytes, then it does NOT sync with Dropbox? This can be done manually by entering the Dropbox website and ...
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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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Running Dropbox from a virtual machine

I would like to install Dropbox on a Virtualbox virtual machine running Windows 10. The virtual Windows 10 guest will be running in my Windows 10 host as a sandbox mode, and I would like to link the ...
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Why does Dropbox's Camera Uploads feature recommend to save HEIC photos as JPG?

Wouldn't converting all photos from HEIC to JPG lower the quality of the photos?
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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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Turn off version history in Dropbox

Is there a way to either turn off version history for a specific folder in Dropbox or, alternatively, permanently delete a particular file from the command line in macOS? I know the second can be done ...
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Share non top level folder on dropbox?

Ive got a folder in my dropbox account located at : Dropbox / Projects / Project Name That i want to share with another dropbox user so that they can collaboratively access / share files in this ...
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How to fix Dropbox (Windows client) “Can't sync filename” error?

My Dropbox Windows client shows an error: I suspect Current is a folder uploaded from my Dropbox Mac client, that somehow cannot be synced to Windows. How can I get the exact location of this file/...
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How can I avoid getting “Your Dropbox is full” notification from Dropbox?

How can I configure Dropbox so that I don't get "Your Dropbox is full" notifications? It keeps appearing throughout the day: I use dropbox on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Change Dropbox Smart Sync defaults for a folder

A parent folder is set to be available offline, so any time someone adds a new subfolder, it gets downloaded until I notice it and set it to online-only. This is why I want to change it to online-only....
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Dropbox sync with one folder on Linux

I have a folder on my Debian server at /mnt/Pool/Photos which I want to exactly sync with a folder in Dropbox at /Photos. This allows me to have my photos locally stored for easy access, but also ...
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Suggestions for syncing shared Dropbox folder to local folder

First question here so let me know if it does not belong here. I use Dropbox for sharing files with collaborators on some projects. When working on the project, I prefer to do it in a local folder. ...
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Dropbox not supporting symlinks anymore

I'm a software developer and i've been using Dropbox for years now, primary as a backup source. For this i always create symlinks of the folders i want to sync, so they are always synced even if the ...
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Dropbox Paper - Erroneous accent is added on the space that preceeds an accented greek vowel

On Dropbox Paper, on the latest Firefox (69.0.1), when typing in greek, if the first letter of a word is an accented vowel, the preceeding space also gets an accent. This happens most of the times ...
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Sync directories from other drives under ~/home/user/Dropbox

I have my Dropbox directory on SSD and unter ~/user/Dropbox/ I would like to have 2 Directories ~/user/Dropbox/HDD1/ and ~/user/Dropbox/HDD2/ that have files residing on other drives (HDD1 and HDD2). ...
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What happens if I reinstall Dropbox and copy a partial Dropbox folder?

I'm planning to install Dropbox on a new machine. To speed up the sync process, I'd like to move over the files I already have on my current machine. However, I currently have Smart Sync enabled, and ...
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How do I efficiently fix Dropbox sync issue - permission denied?

I sync a shared folder in Dropbox to my PC. Everything works perfectly, except if a file is changed on someone else's end and I have the file open on my PC, Dropbox complains about a permission denied ...
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automatically create direct-download Dropbox links

I am using Dropbox on Windows 10. The properties menu for any file in my Dropbox folder includes a "Copy Dropbox link" option that copies, to the clipboard, a link to the file. But this link always ...
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Disable Dropbox automatic updates on Linux

On Windows I've managed to disable Dropbox automatic updates because they were done by another application (DropboxUpdate.exe), but on Linux the same application that does the sync also download the ...
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Ubuntu server 18.04 user permissions

I've set up an Ubuntu Server 18.04 where I have a Dropbox app running over user0. This app is set up to make a directory backup. I have two directories: /home/user/dropbox/user1 and /home/user/dropbox/...
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Red icons appears in all drives Windows 7

Today, in all my drives in Windows 7 appeared a red icon. I try to delete the IconCache.db but doesn't work.
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What is the difference between storage online and on computer when using Dropbox?

I have set Dropbox up on my Windows 10 computer to sync all files and folders (i.e: No selective sync). However the online version says I have 79GB space being used and my computer only shows 42GBof ...
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Dropbox Windows App - How Do You Make The Pop-Up Smaller

The Dropbox app on my Windows 10 machine just updated. I noticed that when I open the pop-up using the icon on the bottom right hand side of the screen, the updated pop-up is much bigger than the old ...
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Microsoft Excel (Office 365) acting really weird

I'm running Office 365's version of Excel on my laptop and somehow it's not working really well at the moment: Really slow in responding to user input through mouse and keyboard. When resizing the ...
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Apple Automator sort to dropbox?

I've got this super simple task that has me stumped. I output sheet music that needs to go into separate folders, based on instrument. Normally, I'd use Automator with a workflow that identifies ...
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Dropbox not working after Ubuntu upgrade 19.04

After upgrading Ubuntu to 19.04 my dropbox stopped working. When I open the program, nothing happens, files are not syncing. Reinstalling didn't help. Any ideas?
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Why does Dropbox unlink my machine every few days?

I have installed Dropbox on a Windows 7 machine, without using admin rights (the IT guys won't install Dropbox because of reasons, but they won't provide an alternative). Everything seems to be ...
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Increase DOSBox windowed size

I have a HiDPI screen so running DOSBox normally gives almost unreadably small text. How can I scale the DOSBox window by a fixed and integer scale factor, say 200% that works for all resolutions? ...
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Permission denied while trying to delete old Dropbox folder

I have an old Dropbox folder that I don't want to use anymore. No matter what I try, I keep on receiving "permission denied" while trying to remove it. I could remove its content easily, except a ...
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can't save or build using VSCode in Dropbox-synced folder

To start, I'm a programming noob and am not familiar with the more technical aspects of programming related things. I use VS Code as my IDE of choice for LaTeX, with LaTeX Workshop. I store all my ...
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Transfer directory of links to new pc

I am trying to simply copy my Dropbox directory over to my new pc. Everything is the same, username, directory structure etc. The Dropbox directory is full of links. Nothing I try works. I have tried ...
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Is there a way to push code to Github and Dropbox at the same time without having to push twice to each location?

I use Dropbox for Class Assignments and Github for publicly showcasing all my work. I want to push a Dropbox repository to Github, but currently I do that by using the git-remote-dropbox tool to push ...
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Disable Drobpox Microsoft office integration?

Dropbox has an integration with Microsoft office Programmes (Word, Excel etc) where it dispalys a dropbox badge in the left hand side of the programme window to allow you to @ and comment on items in ...
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How can I install the dropbox python client while disconnected from the internet

Okay, I realize this is crazy, but I need to be able to install the python client modules while disconnected from the internet. The devices I'm installing to will eventually be on the internet, but ...
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Recover files deleted from Dropbox cloud long ago but only deleted recently on local machine

I have a few files that had been deleted on Dropbox's cloud 6 months ago. So they won't be available on the cloud anymore. However, they were on one of my local computers that had not been synced for ...

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