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Dropbox Referrer Bonus not applied

I have a problem with Dropbox bonus for contacts' referral. I have a PC running Ubuntu and since my Mother and my Father use the laptop very scarcely I simply added 2 users for them, so I have on the ...
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Can a username be inferred from a Dropbox referral?

I clicked on a Dropbox referral link from a random user on one of the SE sites. Following through with the installation, I couldn't find any reference to who the user was that shared the referral. I'm ...
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How to use Google Code Prettify on WordPress

I'm writing my blog posts using Windows Live Writer and I use Syntax4writer whenever I need to include codes in the post. The output for Syntax4Writer doesn't look good on the Bueno theme by ...
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Dropbox picture sync: Skip RAW files?

I like the convenience of having Dropbox keep track of my photos because it tends to work with my devices over 3G (I am often tethering to my phone with my iPad and Macbook) as well as Wifi, but it's ...
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Cloud storage upload schedule [closed]

I want to upload specific files(quite large) to cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive within certain time interval(2AM to 8AM to be precise). The reason I want to do this is because my internet ...
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How to move Dropbox “Camera Uploads”?

I am a fan of Dropbox's new automatic camera uploads feature. However, I am not so keen on the name of the directory itself. Is there a way for me to rename "Camera Uploads" to something else? Simply ...
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When does Dropbox change the public URL to a file?

I use several different programs to access the same file in the Dropbox on Windows, iOS and OS X. All those different apps/programs update this file. After some days/weeks the link I use in the iOS ...
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When does Dropbox delta?

I was wondering if Dropbox works like git/rsync in that it deltas the files against the local repository in order to only send the changes to the files across the link. For instance, if I put a 1GB ...
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Dropbox error about monitoring file system

Dropbox gives me pop-up errors about not being able to monitor the file system (that quickly disappear) when it starts up but it still seems to work ok, why is that?
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Compare and contrast Google Drive and Dropbox [closed]

What's the practical difference between Google Drive and Dropbox? What features does one offer that the other doesn't? Specifically, how well does sharing and permissions work in Google Drive ...
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How to analyze size of files in Dropbox

I have reached free storage limit of Dropbox and need to delete the files to make space. Is there a way one can analyze the size of files on Dropbox using its web interface? I can do it using ...
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Hosting SyntaxHighlighter on Dropbox

I decided to host SyntaxHighlighter myself and uploaded files to my DropBox and configured my blog accordingly. I am able to see the code properly highlighted. What I want to know is, would hosting ...
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How to share a Dropbox folder but hide collaborator/user’s emails?

I work with two different customers and need to share the same folder with each of them, but I don't want them to know of each other. At the moment, any user who joins a shared Dropbox folder can ...
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Is Dropbox the best choice for hosting a collection of video files? [closed]

I want to share a Folder of private videos with another group of viewers. 2 Schools are twinned with each other, and want to send and view data back and forth. To allow every child to see every ...
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Allow an anonymous person to upload to my Dropbox folder

Is it possible to allow an anonymous person to upload to my Dropbox folder? If it is possible and someone wants to upload data to my public folder, can I limit the size of the file or the folder?
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How can I tell which programs have access to my Dropbox?

I remember giving some program access to my dropbox account, but I don't remember which program. How can I see which programs have read/write power on my account?
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Is there cost effective file synchronization service for large teams with not much data? [closed]

I love Dropbox. But Dropbox for Teams seems most appropriate for Teams with few members and a lot of data. I'm working with a team that has lots of members, but not much data, so the Dropbox pricing ...
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Portable Dropbox (FileSync)?

Is there a portable version of Dropbox that I can load on to a USB Key? I need to sync my files between my home desktop, dormitory laptop and on occasion a computer in my university lab. I need it ...
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Cloud filesharing service with LAN sync? (besides DropBox)

What other filesharing services are out there, that also sync over the LAN (to circumvent narrow upstream bandwidth)?
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White label DropBox front-end?

Is there a service or an (free or paid) DIY installable app that is usable with Dropbox as a simple web-based file upload frontend? I know about AirDropper, the problem is it's only available in ...
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How does Google Docs differ essentially from other services like Dropbox [closed]

I have a Google account so I would see it as straight forward to use only Google Docs for storage and everything. I have read that Dropbox does not permit uploading of folders which is time consuming. ...
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Syncing Picasa Web and Dropbox

I have my photo collection more or less organized in folders under my Dropbox's Photos folder. I set Picasa (desktop app) to scan only that folder so I can sync albums to Picasa Web (web app). I find ...
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Online Service That Duplicates another Data from another Online Backup? [closed]

Having all information backed up in one place in the cloud is risky since should anything happen with that place, your data will be gone. I use only Dropbox and i am risking it. I could also use Box ...
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File hosting service that encrypts files without failure

The first service that everyone will think of is Dropbox, which I love dearly and will continue support (1 year for me and syncing strong). I read on Dropbox Blog as well as other sources that there ...
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How can I determine the source (computer) of an event in DropBox?

I have the DropBox windows app installed on multiple computers. Each of them link to the same account. Somehow, my account was disassociated with a shared folder. I see it in the event log as ...
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How to integrate Basecamp with Dropbox?

How do integrate project attachments and messages and between Basecamp and Dropbox? Is there an application which can integrate Dropbox with Basecamp in such way so that I have all Basecamp ...
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May I use Dropbox as hosting for website's static files?

I'm making a website on a free hosting that doesn't have much space or bandwidth. So I considered using Dropbox Public folder for static files, such as: Javascript, CSS Images Downloads (each a few ...
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PDF with DropBox, remember the Last Page?

I like to store my PDF files in the DropBox cloud. I like to access these PDFs from my PCs, Laptop & Android phone. When I open a PDF it always starts on page 1 no matter what page I was on ...
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How can I retrieve the e-mails from my shared folders in Dropbox?

I am using Dropbox to share lots of documents with my clients as I meet with them. It's also a great way to grab their email address. So I have been doing this for about a month now and wanted to ...
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When sharing a Dropbox folder, whose quota is “billed”?

I shared a Dropbox folder with another user. Who "owns" the files there? Whose quota will this come out of?
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Automatically sending files to your Dropbox Account via email

Is it possible to, say, email files via attachment to your Dropbox account? As opposed to manually placing the file on the Dropbox folder on your computer?
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Is there a way to know how often a file was downloaded from my public Dropbox folder?

I often put files in my public Dropbox folder and send the public link to people by email. Is there a way to get some sort of report of how often files were accessed? Or is it possible to know the ...
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How to use two Dropbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple dropbox accounts on one PC? I have a personal Dropbox and I have special dropbox that I'm using with a friend like a SVN server(to hold code). How can I easly ...
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Is there an encrypting DropBox wrapper?

DropBox seems like a useful service, but not one I'd trust any sensitive files with. Is there an application that encrypts my DropBox files locally before DropBox sees them? Encrypting/decrypting ...
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Dropbox Cloud Backup

Does Dropbox sync the entire files when a small change is made, or only the bytes of the changed content (like rsync). If it syncs the entire file everytime I save it, its huge waste of my bandwidth. ...
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Dropbox.com as backup system for my Ubuntu

Can I have multple drop boxes (dropbox.com) or Ubuntu One accounts on a single machine (Ubuntu 9.04 or 10.04) to backup multiple projects ?
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dropbox alternative which supports long filename

I tried dropbox great except when I copied files which are under deep level directories it cannot support it. So any alternatives ?
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Is it possible to delete recursively all deleted files/folders permanently?

Given a Dropbox folder which has many hidden deleted files/folder, currently I have to delete them manually sub folder by sub folder. Is it possible to delete them all quickly?
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Can I trust on DropBox as a resource?

After Ma.gnolia Major Data Loss in 2009, I believe only Google, Microsoft and Yahoo services. Can I trust DropBox as my resource host? I would like to use my website's static content in DropBox and ...
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Drop Box style section for my website [closed]

I have been using dropbox to as a place to distribute files that are too big for email. We dont do this too often but its becoming more usual. Does anyone know of a webapp that we can attach to our ...
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How do I format my Dropbox xml feed as a podcast feed?

I've set up my iTunes to download to Dropbox and now I have my podcasts saving to a dropbox folder. I have subscribed to the the folders event feed and it gives me links to download the mp3 files but ...
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Dropbox Evernote integration

Is there anyway I can ensure a sync between a folder full of text files and my Evernote/Eimplenote? Update: I learnt that Evernote can "watch" any folder and import all the files inside. But it ...
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Where can I find my Dropbox public folder URL?

I want to share my public Dropbox folder, but I can't seem to find what it's URL is. So where can I find it?
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Server-side script at Dropbox?

When you have a dropbox account, you get a public folder which essentially gives you free HTML/Javascript webhosting. Does anyone know if there is some way to use server-side scripts such as PHP, ...
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web write-only drop box

Does anyone know of a web app that allows you to create folder where anonymous users can upload content and other authenticated users can view and download the documents? Box.net and Dropbox ...
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What are some good options for moving my personal hard drive to the web?

I know about various backup/sharing apps like Dropbox, SugarSync, etc., but what I'm interested in is a service that isn't intended as backup, but rather is intended to serve as my filesystem and even ...
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Are deleted files sent to the recycle bin by Dropbox?

Say I have drop box syncing to my Mac and PC. Next, I delete a file that is synced (either from one of the clients or the web interface). Obviously, this will cause the file to be removed ...
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Web-based Dropbox and Google Docs integration

At my workplace people heavily use web apps for productivity, Dropbox is used as a backup solution, and Google Docs (custom Google Apps domain) is used for ocassional documents that need to be edited ...
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What is the different of dropbox and box.net?

The first difference I mention is the free storage they give away to user: dropbox.com 2Gb - 10Gb (after doing the referencing) box.net only 1Gb What else do you know?
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Filtering large files from Dropbox

My fiancee would like to use Dropbox, but she has this issue with it: She would like to exclude some files from being stored on dropbox, because they are too large. She would like to store a unified ...