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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create a new share link for Dropbox folder in Orangedox

Is it possible to create a new share link for a Dropbox folder with Orangedox?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I delete the special “Public” or “Photos” folders from Dropbox?

When I delete the special "Photos" or "Public" folders from my Dropbox (latest client v2.10.52, Win7, 64-bit) they reappear a few seconds later. This is rather frustrating, as I don't use these ...
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How can I publish a word document on the same URL but changing content from time to time?

I have a very simple thing to do which suddenly became hugely difficult. I need to publish a word document on the same URL but I will change its content from time to time. Solutions I tried so far: ...
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Use IFTTT to add file from RSS item's URL to Dropbox

I'm trying to setup a recipe to download a torrent file automatically to my Dropbox. Pretty much like this one but with another RSS source. This recipe works fine if the entryUrl is a direct download ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting a sharable link to a file in a shared dropbox folder

Create a folder "fruit" and share it. Now you have a link, something like https://www.dropbox.com/sh/123/456-789 Add apple.png and orange.png in "fruit" You'd think apple.png will be available as ...
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How do I prevent Windows from resetting my default Documents folder to OneDrive? [migrated]

I don't use OneDrive that often. I have changed the default Documents folder save location to Dropbox multiple times, by going to Desktop\Libraries right click Documents, Properties Dropbox, set save ...
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Accessing Dropbox photos sent to me

How does a recipient of photos sent to them by Dropbox access their photos? I seem to remember that there was an icon in the to right hand corner that allowed recipients to download as zip files into ...
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Collaboration with Dropbox Business

We've just started to use Dropbox Business. Our files are organized in subfolders, for example: Clients > Company-A > Design Clients > Company-A > Development Clients > Company-B > ...
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Dropbox - Sharing files or links

I want to be able to share files on dropbox for people to view, but i don't want them to be able to download the file. How can i accomplish this? Thx
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Dropbox + personal website [duplicate]

I just found out DropBox(free) and I'm not sure if using it as a private storage for file uploads for a website is allowed and is not considered an abuse of their service. For example, a blogger ...
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“Attach” comments or discussions to files

I am looking for a way to record discussion about documents within a shared Dropbox folder. I'm hoping to have such comments "attach" to the document rather than having to achieve it within another ...
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How to sync files from OneDrive to Dropbox?

I want to sync photos I shot from my Lumia phone to Dropbox. Only using OneDrive can upload them automatically, so I want to sync them from OneDrive to Dropbox. I try to search on IFTTT but I can only ...
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How to load a Dropbox file over http instead of https? (non-secure)

I'm trying to view a website that's on my Dropbox public folder. This website has some Google fonts that are being loaded externally, and apart from these fonts, most of the website is within the ...
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Deleting Dropbox files from PC, phone, and web

I have 2 Windows computers and 1 Android phone all signed up with my Dropbox account. I want to delete some old photos from my Dropbox account (I already have them manually copied to a different ...
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File-sharing service with predictable URLs? [closed]

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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In Dropbox, why are some of the photos in 'Personal Photos' not showing in the Files section? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...