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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 ...
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Backup Google Drive to Dropbox

I want to... automatically perform a one way sync from Google Drive to Dropbox convert the files to a format supported by LibreOffice or HTML during the synchronization. But any non proprietary and ...
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Backup Evernote to Dropbox

I want to... automatically perform a one way sync from Evernote to Dropbox convert the notes to a format supported by LibreOffice or HTML during the synchronization. But any non proprietary and ...
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Ability to add link to Dropbox folder in Trello cards

I wish I was able to add link to a Dropbox folder, not only Dropbox file. Links to folders are already implemented in Dropbox. How can I use such ability in Trello cards?
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Can you speed up dropbox by replacing large collections of files with disk images?

I (and lots of people where I work) use dropbox and keep our work source directories in dropbox. These directories contain close to 20k small files, and we'll typically have many of them hanging ...
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How can I re-upload photos with Camera Upload in Dropbox?

As stated in Dropbox FAQ: Camera Upload tries to be smart about not uploading the same photos and videos more than once. It will not re-upload these files even if you move, rename, or delete ...
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Dropbox alternatives with public folder? [closed]

Now that dropbox dropped public folder support for new users, is there a service that has the same functionality? I want to be able to share files directly without wrapper page. Those are not wget ...
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Can't see a folder people shared with me in my own Dropbox folder

Someone shared a folder with me on Dropbox and I can’t see this folder in my Dropbox folder at home. I have to access it through the Dropbox website. I thought it was supposed to be visible on every ...
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How do I send a playlist of 16 mp3 files to an orchestra audition panel member?

I need to submit an "audition tape" to an orchestra audition panel member over email. I have assembled the 16 or so mp4 files, ready to send. The person will forward the material to other members, or ...
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Can I link files on DropBox onto a Trello card for members to see and so it updates when the file is changed?

I want to be able to link a spreadsheet to a card that it relates to while the file is on DropBox and have it update on Trello automatically so I don't have to re-upload it every time a change is made ...
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Does Dropbox or any other similar solution ignore files based on regexp?

I want to setup ignoring policies using syntax similar to .gitignore. Does any of “Dropbox-like” services allow this?
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Share a folder with Dropbox users but prevent them from modifying?

I share a folder with 4 users of Dropbox and I just want them to see automatically the files I’m adding, I don’t want them to be able to modify or delete anything inside it. So, how can I unauthorize ...
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Can CloudMagic search the contents of a file in Dropbox?

It seems like CloudMagic can only search the contents of a note in Evernote, but not in Dropbox. Only file names are searchable in Dropbox. Is it possible to search the contents of a file located in ...
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How to put photos into Dropbox “Camera Upload” manually

Camera upload is great because it caches photos and is easy to use. But i started using it after i deleted a lot of photos from my iphone. They are on my computer now. Is there a way to put photos ...
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Sharing folders on Dropbox with people who haven't installed it

I have sent out multiple Dropbox invitations to people who have subsequently created a web account from my invitation but have not installed it on their computer. In the Dropbox referrals list, each ...
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Syncing a shared file in Dropbox

While sharing a file/folder with another Dropbox user, will that file/folder appear in the other user's Dropbox and sync automatically to the Dropbox folder on his computer?
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For what reason might my local space consumption on Dropbox not match the server's? [closed]

I have three machines (1 Mac, 2 Linux) synchronized with Dropbox. On all the local machines, my Dropbox consumption shows around ~84G consumption: me@macbook:~$ du -hs ~/Dropbox 84G ...
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How to know which user is owner of a folder in dropbox?

I have a shared folder in dropbox, from which I need to remove some user. Since I am not the owner of the shared-folder, I cannot do this. However, there are almost 50 members of the folder, and I ...
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Are there any automation tools that organize your uploaded photos in Dropbox?

This is sort of a followup or corollary question to this: How to move Dropbox "Camera Uploads"? Are there any third party apps or simple automation tools/scripts that help you organize (and ...
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Some one has shared folder in Dropbox but the folder is not appearing in my Dropbox

How do I get a folder in my Dropbox list when it has been shared by someone.
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Is it safe to delete files from my Dropbox account that were shared by someone else?

A friend shared a bunch of photos with me via my DropBox account and now I want to delete them. The files are showing as "shared" in my account. I'm concerned that if I delete the files from my ...
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Any way to get a raw/direct link for *new* Dropbox users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Dropbox, can I create a public link from a shared folder? As of July 31st 2012, new Dropbox accounts do not offer the "Public" folder feature anymore. Only ...
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Using Dropbox, can I create a public link from a shared folder?

When I have a folder shared between me and my collegue(s) via Dropbox, can I generate a public link of it (maybe by using Dropbox for Teams)? I know there is the possibility to "Get a link" via ...
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Why do I need to allow Dropbox to integrate with Twitter if all it’s asking me to do is follow?

On this Dropbox web page, it says that I can get some free Dropbox space if I follow Dropbox on Twitter. (Notice this is a separate item from Connect your Twitter Account which is listed above that.) ...
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Download complete folder shared under Photos on Dropbox

Is there any way to allow someone to download the whole shared Photos folder on Dropbox and not only individual files? Preferable a solution that doesn't require the receiver to register on Dropbox?
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Not reveal indentity when sharing documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox

I would like to share some documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox, so that the public can view the documents without downloading them, but without my identity being revealed. I ...
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How to download a Dropbox folder someone shared me?

Someone has shared a Dropbox folder with me. I got a URL to access the folder through the web interface. How can I download the entire folder? Note: The folder is too large to add to my Dropbox.
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Check which Dropbox files are currently syncing

Is it possible to see which files are being currently synced? (Searching around for badged icons won't work.) For example, large files that are within different folders that just got added to the ...
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Moving files from one folder to another on Dropbox mobile application

How do I move the files (pictures and videos) from the camera uploads folder to a different folder in Dropbox that I have created?
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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 ...