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Password secured folder online [on hold]

Does anybody know if there is a way to have a folder with files in the internet where a password (not encryption, just a password) is required? I thought something like a shared folder of Dropbox or ...
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Accessing Dropbox photos sent to me

How does a recipient of photos sent to them by Dropbox access their photos? I seem to remember that there was an icon in the to right hand corner that allowed recipients to download as zip files into ...
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How to make Dropbox “ignore” specific folders in the sync [migrated]

I tried using Dropbox to sync my computer's code files, however it syncs everything. I want to be able to configure Dropbox not to sync folders with specific names like ".git" and/or "target" as ...
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Copying Dropbox links in bulk

I have uploaded my folder, which contains over 400 images, to Dropbox and now I need to copy all these images’ Dropbox links in Excel. Copying the links one by one & pasting them in Excel is a ...
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Collaboration with Dropbox Business

We've just started to use Dropbox Business. Our files are organized in subfolders, for example: Clients > Company-A > Design Clients > Company-A > Development Clients > Company-B > ...
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Why can't I delete the special “Public” or “Photos” folders from Dropbox?

When I delete the special "Photos" or "Public" folders from my Dropbox (latest client v2.10.52, Win7, 64-bit) they reappear a few seconds later. This is rather frustrating, as I don't use these ...
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Dropbox - Sharing files or links

I want to be able to share files on dropbox for people to view, but i don't want them to be able to download the file. How can i accomplish this? Thx
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How do I clear notifications in Dropbox?

I want to remove the notifications which I got in my Dropbox when someone shared with me a file or a folder. The notification is still visible even though the file or folder is no longer shared with ...
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Dropbox + personal website [duplicate]

I just found out DropBox(free) and I'm not sure if using it as a private storage for file uploads for a website is allowed and is not considered an abuse of their service. For example, a blogger ...
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Seeing which photos I sent to whom on Dropbox

I'd like to know what photos, videos, files have I've sent to whom. I notice just after sending something, I see in green above how many photos I've sent to "x" email address, but after the fact, I am ...
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Change modified date for files in dropbox

Is there a way to change the modified date for files in Dropbox when viewed in the web viewer like the image below ?
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See all of the shared files in a Dropbox account

Is there a way to see all of the shared files in my Dropbox account? I'd like to see which folders I've shared with people either by inviting them or just by sharing a link to that folder/file.
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“Attach” comments or discussions to files

I am looking for a way to record discussion about documents within a shared Dropbox folder. I'm hoping to have such comments "attach" to the document rather than having to achieve it within another ...
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How do I view photos in Dropbox that were saved as zip files?

I have some Dropbox files that downloaded as zip, but they are actually photos and I can't view them. How can I view them or save them in the Dropbox photo folder?
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How can I publish a word document on the same URL but changing content from time to time?

I have a very simple thing to do which suddenly became hugely difficult. I need to publish a word document on the same URL but I will change its content from time to time. Solutions I tried so far: ...
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How to sync files from OneDrive to Dropbox?

I want to sync photos I shot from my Lumia phone to Dropbox. Only using OneDrive can upload them automatically, so I want to sync them from OneDrive to Dropbox. I try to search on IFTTT but I can only ...
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How do I know if someone deleted/quit the shared folder in Dropbox?

I shared (I'm the owner) a Dropbox folder with a friend before. We had an argument. So, we haven't talked to each other for a while. When I checked my Dropbox, I can still see that I'm sharing the ...
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Use IFTTT to add file from RSS item's URL to Dropbox

I'm trying to setup a recipe to download a torrent file automatically to my Dropbox. Pretty much like this one but with another RSS source. This recipe works fine if the entryUrl is a direct download ...
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How can I update a file in Google drive which I have sent in an email?

I sent an email with link to a file in my google drive. I now update my file, but Google drive create another file when I upload again. This means that the link in my sent email still points to the ...
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Do Google, Yahoo, Microsoft read Dropbox links?

When a link to a Dropbox file or folder is sent by gmail, outlook.com or yahoo mail, is the content in the link read (i.e. processed) by Google or the other providers software?
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Dropbox: shared wedding photos & someone elses photos

A photographer shared all the photos of wedding with daughter, who shared them with me. It appears that he also shared several other events, which I would like to remove and I don't/shouldn't want ...
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How to load a Dropbox file over http instead of https? (non-secure)

I'm trying to view a website that's on my Dropbox public folder. This website has some Google fonts that are being loaded externally, and apart from these fonts, most of the website is within the ...
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Deleting Dropbox files from PC, phone, and web

I have 2 Windows computers and 1 Android phone all signed up with my Dropbox account. I want to delete some old photos from my Dropbox account (I already have them manually copied to a different ...
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Syncing a specific Dropbox folder to Copy

I used Dropbox for 2 years and I now use Copy instead for larger storage. But I would like to keep synchronization with some shared Dropbox folders (like my school promotion's one). I was hoping to ...
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How can I see how much space I am using on my Dropbox for Business account?

My University signed up for a Dropbox for Business account. I would like to know how much space I am using on this account. Looking at https://www.dropbox.com/account#work, I can see the space used by ...
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File-sharing service with predictable URLs? [closed]

Can anyone recommend a file sharing service that assigns predictable URLs to files based on filename? Dropbox did/does this with their "public" folder concept (the URL is a constant prefix appended ...
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How do I delete Dropbox files and photos without deleting them from my PC? [duplicate]

How do I delete Dropbox files and photos without deleting them from my PC? I have already unlinked my PC from Dropbox in the security settings.
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How to create a new share link for Dropbox folder in Orangedox

Is it possible to create a new share link for a Dropbox folder with Orangedox?
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My Dropbox shared folder is not syncing to my second computer

I have created a shared folder, but it is not syncing to my second computer. Everything else does, but not that folder.
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Turn off download option on Dropbox?

I have some .pdf files on dropbox that are publicly shared. Is there a way to disable the download option so that they are only viewable on dropbox, but not downloadable to one's desktop?
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In Dropbox, why are some of the photos in 'Personal Photos' not showing in the Files section? [closed]

Pretty much as the title says. There are more photos in my 'Personal Photos' folder than there appear to be in the folder I created in 'files'. And I can't see those photos anywhere else. BUT The ...
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Tracking file downloads from Dropbox

I was wondering if it is possible to track how many downloads were made from a file on my Dropbox. I discovered the Orangedox app and it seems that it is possible to create a link and track these ...
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Can't see how to download large files from Dropbox

I cannot see how to download some videos to my Dropbox. Somebody shared a folder of videos with me. If I try to download the whole folder, I get an "error message". The zip file is too large, ...
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View pdf on Dropbox online, without having to download it

I've got a document in Dropbox which I issue to several people, the document is often revised so I need people to have the most recent version. What I normally do is email out the new PDF when there ...
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Will deleting pictures from Dropbox online delete them from my PC's (and iPad's) folders?

If I delete pictures from my Dropbox account, will it also delete them from Win7 folders and iPad Photostream?
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What does “Save to my Dropbox” do?

I have a link to another Dropbox folder and want to connect it to my Dropbox. The only real option I see available is Download → Save to my Dropbox. When I select Download → Save to my Dropbox, is a ...
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To show all deleted items from Dropbox history

Problem: Have a shared folder with 777 people where people randomly delete important items all the time. You know never when it happens. Solution for this should be designed. I have the Pro Dropbox ...
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Migrate files from one cloud storage provider to another

Is it possible to directly move files from one cloud storage provider to another, bypassing the bandwidth-intensive step of downloading the files locally and then re-uploading them? In other words, ...
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Pointing Dropbox to a folder that was restored back to its setup location, contents the same as online, will syncing be minimal?

I had a Dropbox folder setup for one of my Ubuntu user accounts. I had to move the folder elsewhere, temporarily as I had to delete the user account and then recreate it, due to an entirely separate ...
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Prevent other users from changing Dropbox Desktop preferences

I use Dropbox at my workplace and using selective sync, only allowed the syncing of certain folders. However, as I noticed, other people can easily sync my other files if they simply swoop in my ...
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How do I delete lots ( >10,000) of files on Dropbox? [closed]

The Desktop client is freezing up on me, and the web interface says "use the Desktop client" if you try to delete more than just a few thousand at once.
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Transferring from DropBox to different cloud provider, preserving history

Is there a good way to transfer files and their history into another provider or to a source code repo? When you move from DropBox to another provider, like Google Drive or Microsoft's Onedrive... is ...
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How include only one Dropbox folder to sync on Linux box?

I want to sync only one Dropbox folder on my linux box on server by CLI. I know I can input python dropbox.py exclude add XX to exclude folders. The problem is that there are more than 30 folders in ...
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How to delete all files from Dropbox via the web interface

I want to delete all of my Dropbox files (before I delete my account). I want them to be removed from any kind of history too. But I have already uninstalled the Dropbox software from all devices. ...
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What happens to my Dropbox data when my extended storage space expires?

I bought Samsung Galaxy Note tablet and received 48GB of Dropbox storage for two years. I already had 22GB free storage so I can now use 70GB of Dropbox storage. After two years, my free storage will ...
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How to sync between cloud storage without downloading and uploading again?

I use SkyDrive as my main cloud storage, but my teammates mostly using Dropbox. I'd like to know how to sync my files on Dropbox account with my SkyDrive without downloading them first and uploading ...
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Don't sync local copy to Dropbox

Dropbox has a nice feature "Selective Sync" that allows you to choose which of your folders on Dropbox's servers should be synced with you local computer. I would like to do the opposite. I have ...
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If uploaded more than once, does Dropbox have multiple file of one file?

I was wondering if uploading one picture or video multiple times to Dropbox, does it keep multiple copies of it?
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How do I remove a very large folder on Dropbox?

My Dropbox folder is duplicated in Dropbox in another folder called dropbox. When I try to delete it from Dropbox online I get a message that it is too large to remove. How do I remove this folder? ...
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If I delete the files on my computer’s Dropbox folder does it delete them from Dropbox?

I want to free up space on my computer but I still want to keep the files on Dropbox. If I delete them from my PC’s Dropbox folder do they get deleted off Dropbox as well?