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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 ...
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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 ?