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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? [on hold]

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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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?

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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Dropbox is Renaming My Files

I used to be able to download a shared file from the Dropbox to whichever computer I was working on, make changes, save the file to my computer, and then upload the file with the old file name. ...
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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?
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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) ?