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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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Is there a way to auto-upload photos to Flickr on Mac? [migrated]

Background I'm using Dropbox as my primary auto-upload tool from iOS, and I'd like to streamline the process of getting those photos to Flickr. Rather than using the Flickr iOS app's built in ...
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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?
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How to move files from a personal Google Drive account to a Google Drive for Business account?

I started off working in my personal Gmail account and now I wish to move everything into my Google Apps for Business account. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Using the Share → Is Owner does ...
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Owner folders are not sync in Dropbox

I'm the owner of a folder in Dropbox. When I change a file in this directory, the other members get updates and notifications. However, when another member changes something in the same direcory, ...
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How to set public read-only access for one Dropbox file

Is it possible to create a dropbox account with two types of users: The owner (me) with full permissions (read/write). The public (members of a club) with read-only access to the one file in the ...
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How to replace Gmail “Add to Drive” with “Add to Dropbox”?

I like Dropbox more than Google Drive. Currently when there is an attachment in GMail, there are two buttons - download and add to GDrive. Can I somehow replace or add a Dropbox button?
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Can I remove Dropbox from a computer I no longer use by just uninstalling it from that computer?

I want to delete Dropbox from my work computer. Can't I simply remove/uninstall the Dropbox program from this computer in order to remove the computer from my Dropbox account? Or, will ...
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Shared folder user permissions in popular cloud-storage apps

I am searching for a popular cloud-based storage solutions with flexible shared folder permissions. Here is my problem: currently, we are using Dropbox to share files among a large team (ca. 80 ...
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A Shared Folder on Dropbox Shows up Under 'Files,' not 'Sharing'

I received the invitation to a shared folder via email. When I accepted and chose 'copy to my Dropbox,' the folder showed up under 'Files' but not under 'Sharing' where my other shared folders are. ...
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Adding Pictures to a Shared Dropbox Folder

Someone sent me a link to a shared folder to add some pictures but I can't figure out how to do it. I've never used Dropbox before and no matter how much I google I can only find information on how to ...
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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How do I make sync to Dropbox folder Camera Uploads bi-directional?

I am using automated upload of my pics to Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox, which would be a great service if only I didn't need to go through my photos twice. If I clear the bad ones from my phone ...
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How do I put a password on an individual Dropbox folder?

We have a group of people working within the same Dropbox at work. I want to create a link for each worker to the traceability he/she is working with. For example, Piet is using form 1,2,6; Jan is ...
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Is it safe to delete a file that I've uploaded to a Dropbox shared folder?

I'm uploading a 6GB video file for a friend, from my machine into a shared folder that they own. Once the file is uploaded to the shared folder, can I then delete it from my machine, without also ...
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What is the highest practical Dropbox quota and number of files stored?

I have a Dropbox for Business account with a 1000GB quota, and they said they would increase the quota if I need more. But they did say that performance might degrade if I have a very large number of ...
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Duplicate Photos in Dropbox

I have a lot of Duplicate Photos in my Dropbox, sometimes 4 Dups, whats the best/easiest way to get of them?
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Dropbox file preview does not work

I am using firefox on linux mint and when I try to preview .docx file on dropbox by clicking on it, it just tries to download and does not show a preview. Does this have to do with mimeTypes.rdf ...
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How can I get the size of a Dropbox folder? [duplicate]

As the title says, I'm trying to find the size of Dropbox folders in their web interface, so I can see at a glance which folders to go into to delete files. I'm not running the local client because ...
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Does Dropbox no longer de-duplicate files across users?

Recently (the last few months or a year or so) I have noticed that Dropbox no longer seems to de-duplicate files across all users. Files I'm uploading which I know have been uploaded by another user ...
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Folder visible under Dropbox folder but not on Dropbox.com

I see a folder in my Dropbox but when I go to share that folder in dropbox.com, it does not appear. I re-boot my computer. Does not work. I have only letters (no strange characters) in the folder's ...
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Switch dropbox account on one computer

I am not sure how this happened, but I apparently have two dropbox accounts, with my office computer (the dropbox app, not the web app) linking to one account and my home computer linking to the ...
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Prevent users on Dropbox for Business from changing their password; allow creating private folders

We are planning to buy Dropbox for Business and want to know if it's possible to prevent users from being able to change their password. Additionally, they should be allowed to create their own ...
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Sharing notification mails from Dropbox

Quick question. Right now, when I send a bunch of people a link that I'm sharing from Dropbox, I don't get any "talkback" email confirming that the link was sent, and none of the people I'm sending ...
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Can I add multiple email accounts to the same Dropbox account?

I have both a school email and a Gmail account, and I'd like to be able to associate both to the same Dropbox account (so that people who know my school email can add me to shared folders etc. without ...
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Bring Dropbox back to state on Day X?

I turned on a laptop I hadn't turned on for a very long time, the dropbox folder on it started synching and...... my complete dropbox folder now has a gazillion files all with doublures, directories I ...
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Remove “You joined the shared folder NAME” from Dropbox dropdown

Is there a way remove this message from my Dropbox dropdown (see image below) ?
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Single Folder Share in Dropbox

Can I share a single folder in dropbox? I have some info I need to pass along, but also keep work-related information in my dropbox. I'd like to share one folder but not all ...
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Is it possible to know if a file is currently opened by someone else in Dropbox?

My company has data for which we do not want to produce conflicted copies and deal with the hassle of merging. Is there a way to tell if a file is currently opened by a team member?
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Dropbox shared folder view username of last edit

I have a shared Dropbox folder with my team but I'd like to know who edited each file in the folder. For example, let's say we have two users A & B. First A edits a file and then B does some more ...
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Sharing Dropbox folder, friends don't have enough space, but still can't see contents from website

I created a shared folder and uploaded a lot of files - more than 2.5 gigabytes. Some people that I invited to share that folder told me they got a message that says they cannot accept the invitation ...
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Does Dropbox sync incremental updates to files or the whole file each time

We use Dropbox to store and sync quite a few large files between multiple machines and users. What we where wandering is if you have a 100mb file and it gets uploaded once, (and downloaded to all ...
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Shared folder user permissions in Dropbox

We use Dropbox quite a lot in our team, but we want to share some stuff with only the senior members of the team - contract info and stuff like that. The rest of the info, working notes, images, ...
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How do I put files directly into a Dropbox folder of another user? [duplicate]

Someone in another country created a Dropbox folder so I could drop photographs into it for them to have. I do not know how to do this. I do not want to just put them into my own Dropbox folder and ...
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Sharing Dropbox Folders with Secondary Email adresses

I want to share a dropbox folder with a bunch of people at my university. I only have their university email adresses. I suspect most of them already have a private dropbox account associated with ...
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Where do I find a delete button to delete files from my Dropbox folder?

Where is the delete button to delete files from my Dropbox folder? I would like to delete all of my photos, and I tried following directions for deleting files, but I never saw a "Delete" button.
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Replace Gmail attachments with Dropbox/Google Drive download link

Is there any service, extension or webapp that scans all my incoming and existing email and uploads all attachments within the emails to Dropbox or Google Drive? This would allow for smaller inboxes ...
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Youtube To Dropbox Transloader

I have a small youtube channel that contains 200+ videos in hd format. I want all my videos in my channel to be transloaded to my dropbox account. I want the videos named by date of upload, and ...
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Space usage analyser for Dropbox?

Is there a web application (similar to WinDirStat, Baobab, etc...) for analysing space usage in your Dropbox? I realise that it would be possible to do by syncing the Dropbox to a computer, then ...
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Does Dropbox interface with another version control system behind the scenes?

For projects where I'm working alone Dropbox serves as a sweet and simple version control system. Occasionally I will decide to share the project with a collaborator and then I will want a little more ...
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Dropbox - sharing link to file, then can't access file, get error 403 [duplicate]

I uploaded my folder (which contains many files, which is an app) - and shared the link (to myself) for the file that launches the app. When I connect to the link (from my iPad), I get an Error 403. ...
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How does Pancake.io work?

Is there a dropbox api that Pancake.io is using to reference Dropbox files? What api is that? I just don't understand how the files on Dropbox are being referenced. Every item has a specific id and ...
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Is it possible to use Dropbox for showing off content on a website?

I am planning a simple video sharing module on a project where a user can upload a video on our module using his Dropbox and is able to show it through our module. I believe I can do using their API ...