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

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How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account [on hold]

I have had a folder shared with me containing a few TB of files, about 1GB each. With any other cloud storage service I could simply download the whole folder at once or use something like rclone to ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19 dual boot: is it a good idea to have a shared partition with Dropbox on it?

I am going to set up a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19 dual boot. I was wondering if it would make sense to have a separate NTFS partition where I would put data I share between the two systems. Previously I ...
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Dropbox direct download via shared link not working since 2019 July [on hold]

I was used to download a certain file (pdf) given a shared link automatically by my own Android app and let analyze the pdf in the background. For that, since years, works this pattern: https://www....
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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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Optimising use of Dropbox Smart Sync

I have a Dropbox Plus account with about 400,000 files in it. Until this week I have used Selective Sync to limit the number of files downloaded to my Windows 10 PC, keeping everything else (90% of ...
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CPanel CentOS 6 Webservice Dropbox module won't install

I'm setting up a custom backup destination to Dropbox in CentOS 6 using CPanel. Doing so requires the Webservice::Dropbox CPanel module. I've installed this module as root, and set up a transport ...
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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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How to sync dropbox folder with Sharepoint?

I want to sync the Dropbox folder with my SharePoint site (full sync, for general backup). How can I do it?
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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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Windows 10 SlideShow Theme and Dropbox

I have set up Windows 10 SlideShow Theme and pointed it to a folder in my Dropbox which has a bunch of photos. This works nicely and background changes every 1 minute. However, when I add more photos ...
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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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How to stop syncing a folder and simultaneously remove it from the web

My Dropbox folder contains some folders with temporary files that take a lot of space. I can use "Selective Sync" to tell Dropbox to not synchronize them, but they still remain in the web and use my ...
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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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Change folder location of Windows Taskbar Pinned Items

How can I change the folder location of Windows Taskbar Pinned Items? I want to put it inside my Dropbox and then have it synced to my other 6 PCs
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“/systemstartup” where can I find out more about what this argument for dropbox.exe

I followed some instructions I found at the website below to delay the startup of Dropbox in Windows 10. It recommends setting up a delayed trigger upon login in the task scheduler and including the ...
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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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How to download directory tree from dropbox?

Someone shared a huge folder on dropbox which I can't download because the zipped file is also huge. Now I am only interested in knowing the file names and directory structure of the shared contents. ...
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How to mirror text file links for backup via Dropbox?

I want to mirror filter lists (text file) on Dropbox, so that I can use them on Adaway (it does not accept github sources). For example, when this link changes (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/...
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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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Dropbox on Ubuntu seems to be impossible

In brief With the aim to mount dropbox folder under Ubuntu (18.04 LTS) I followed a procedure (see below) and I stopped when I could not find the command dbxfs. Shouldn't it be somewhere? I mean, it'...
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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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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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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 ...