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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 ...
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Accidentaly deleted shared dropbox file on laptop!

HELP, I accidentally deleted loads of files on my mac on finder then emptied my recycle bin.. I had been shared into the folders on dropbox containing these files and am super worried that others who ...
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is it possible to have reports about downloads by dropbox?

i upload my learning packages on Dropbox. and put their links on my shop ... 10 people simultaneously download files easy and with no problem i want to have automatic reports send me as attachment ...
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Using Dropbox with multiple cameras

I have a problem with Dropbox Camera Upload: I have an iPad, an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy Camera, all uploading photos to Dropbox. I would like to create different folders for each one of them: ...
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How to remove Dropbox access from a computer you no longer have?

I have Dropbox installed on a few computers. One of which I no longer have access to. I no longer wish for that computer to be able to have access to my Dropbox account but I see no way to stop ...
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How can I know if I have reach the maximum limit of Dropbox free space bonus via referals?

As stated here, we can earn extra free space for our Dropbox account by refering friends to use Dropbox via our referal link. I want to know the status of my referals - i.e. whether I have reach the ...
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When restoring machine from an old backup, what will Dropbox do? [closed]

I have a virtual machine running in VirtualBox. That machine is linked to Dropbox. Recently, said virtual machine has kicked the bucket. Fortunately, I have a backup, but not exactly recent one. ...
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If I replace password at dropbox.com will computer that is in sync with that password be able to access my files?

I want to know that. I change my password at dropbox.com. However other computer can still update file. I wonder how it make sense. It is possible that one of my ex employee have my password and I ...
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Dropbox folder does not seem to open

How can I access a folder someone sent me? As soon as I click on the Sharing link, it directs me to a new page and the folder says "this folder is empty". Is there fault or is it just busy ...
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How do I configure Dropbox to automatically delete the pictures from my phone that have already been uploaded via camera upload?

I use the camera uploader to back up all my photos but i don't want them in my phone after they have been uploaded. I would like to configure Dropbox to automatically delete the pictures that have ...
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Why does Dropbox upload in bursts?

When Dropbox uploads files, it does not sustain a constant speed. The upload happens in bursts, stopping for a few seconds every few seconds. Other apps, such as CloudApp or Google Drive, or even ...
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Auto Save to Dropbox

If you add a file to Dropbox via an automated method, will Dropbox automatically sync it to your online account, or do you have to manually initiate the sync? More Details: I'm looking into setting ...
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I don't have a Public folder in Dropbox

I don't see a 'public folder' in my list. I also don't get the option of creating a 'public link' from any file: All I can click is 'share link'. The links I'm getting only work when I'm logged in to ...
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Shared files are not deleted from Dropbox accounts of my friends

I wanted to delete my files from Dropbox account. What is more I wanted this files to be deleted from acounts of my friends, becase I shared this files with my friends. I completely deleted my ...
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How do I delete photos uploaded to Dropbox via Camera Upload?

I experimented with Dropbox's Camera Upload feature from my Android, do not wish to keep using it, and now wish to delete the approx. 2000 images and videos now occupying space on Dropbox. How can I ...
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How do I tell what computer added a file to Dropbox?

I want to be able to understand which computer added files to Dropbox. Is there a way to do this?
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If someone has shared a file with me on Dropbox, can I save it on my computer?

If someone has shared a file with me on Dropbox, can I save it on my computer, so that I have a copy in case they decide to delete it?
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Dropbox Sharing that is Safe from Delete

How do I share a file without others deleting it? Basically I shared a file with a client, she deleted it off her Dropbox which deleted it off of mine. How do I prevent them from having any power over ...
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Password Protected Public Dropbox?

We deal with a lot of clients and passing a lot of large files back and forth between them. It is easy enough for us to send them a large file by putting it on our Dropbox and sending them the public ...
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Duplicate folders created when I move or rename dropbox folders

When I try to rename or move a folder in Dropbox (the desktop program), I end up having duplicates of the same, unedited folder. I am able to make changes online, but a number of my folders are too ...
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More than one Dropbox account, how do I change the default startup account?

I have two Dropbox accounts. I use one the most. It is the default on all of my computers except for one. How can I change that one so that the main Dropbox account opens on startup?
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How can I move my Dropbox contents to someone else's Dropbox?

How do I move the photos in my Dropbox, to another person's Dropbox?
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Why is github not used like dropbox, for sharing video and audio? [closed]

I have seen people talking about Github as a repository for source code and I myself use Github for distributed version control, but one thing I didn't understand is why don't people use it for ...
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Who has downloaded my offered files already? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to know how often a file was downloaded from my public Dropbox folder? I offered some people in my family to download files via dropbox. How do I know ...