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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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File-sharing service with predictable URLs? [on hold]

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?

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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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 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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How do I make sync to Dropbox folder Camera Uploads bi-directional?

I am using automated upload of my pics to Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox, which would be a great service if only I didn't need to go through my photos twice. If I clear the bad ones from my phone ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I remove Dropbox from a computer I no longer use by just uninstalling it from that computer?

I want to delete Dropbox from my work computer. Can't I simply remove/uninstall the Dropbox program from this computer in order to remove the computer from my Dropbox account? Or, will ...
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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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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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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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My Dropbox shared folder is not syncing to my second computer

I have created a shared folder, but it is not syncing to my second computer. Everything else does, but not that folder.
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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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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 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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Turn off download option on Dropbox?

I have some .pdf files on dropbox that are publicly shared. Is there a way to disable the download option so that they are only viewable on dropbox, but not downloadable to one's desktop?
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Migrate files from one cloud storage provider to another

Is it possible to directly move files from one cloud storage provider to another, bypassing the bandwidth-intensive step of downloading the files locally and then re-uploading them? In other words, ...
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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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Shared folder user permissions in popular cloud-storage apps

I am searching for a popular cloud-based storage solutions with flexible shared folder permissions. Here is my problem: currently, we are using Dropbox to share files among a large team (ca. 80 ...
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How do I put a password on an individual Dropbox folder?

We have a group of people working within the same Dropbox at work. I want to create a link for each worker to the traceability he/she is working with. For example, Piet is using form 1,2,6; Jan is ...
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What is the highest practical Dropbox quota and number of files stored?

I have a Dropbox for Business account with a 1000GB quota, and they said they would increase the quota if I need more. But they did say that performance might degrade if I have a very large number of ...
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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 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 ...