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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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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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Space usage analyser for Dropbox? [closed]

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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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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How to download or copy files sent to me in Dropbox to my PC or USB thumb drive

Someone put files in Dropbox for me and I want to download them, or copy them to my PC (or a USB thumb drive). But I don't see where I indicate I want the file downloaded/copied!
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See all of the shared files in a Dropbox account

Is there a way to see all of the shared files in my Dropbox account? I'd like to see which folders I've shared with people either by inviting them or just by sharing a link to that folder/file.
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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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Why does my Mac Numbers file become a folder with multiple files when uploaded to Dropbox?

I just uploaded a Mac Numbers file to Dropbox by dragging and dropping from my Mac desktop to Dropbox.com in Chrome. The file become a folder with 7 files in it in Dropbox. Why did this happen?
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Dropbox File Sharing Issues

I am using a shared folder in dropbox. I need to know who adds which file to the dropbox folder. Is there a way to find this out?
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How do I view photos in Dropbox that were saved as zip files?

I have some Dropbox files that downloaded as zip, but they are actually photos and I can't view them. How can I view them or save them in the Dropbox photo folder?
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Dropbox: shared wedding photos & someone elses photos

A photographer shared all the photos of wedding with daughter, who shared them with me. It appears that he also shared several other events, which I would like to remove and I don't/shouldn't want ...
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How can I update a file in Google drive which I have sent in an email?

I sent an email with link to a file in my google drive. I now update my file, but Google drive create another file when I upload again. This means that the link in my sent email still points to the ...
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Do Google, Yahoo, Microsoft read Dropbox links?

When a link to a Dropbox file or folder is sent by gmail, outlook.com or yahoo mail, is the content in the link read (i.e. processed) by Google or the other providers software?
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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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Pointing Dropbox to a folder that was restored back to its setup location, contents the same as online, will syncing be minimal?

I had a Dropbox folder setup for one of my Ubuntu user accounts. I had to move the folder elsewhere, temporarily as I had to delete the user account and then recreate it, due to an entirely separate ...
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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 ...
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How to remotely upload files from Furk.net

For example, how do I transfer files directly from Furk.net to cloud storage sites like Oboom, Google Drive etc.? The link they provide is only suitable for direct download but during remote upload I ...
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Videos streamed from Dropbox (viewed in the browser) are low quality

I’ve sent a shared Dropbox link to a video that I have saved in Dropbox. When it’s streamed in a browser, the video is really low quality, even though the original file is a HD screencast. Any idea ...
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Shared file on Dropbox

I just received an email notification that someone shared a file with me on Dropbox. I went to my account but I could not find it anywhere. Is it possible that this person cancelled the sharing of the ...
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Download photos from Dropbox into iPhoto

I have a Dropbox and want to save a folder I received from a friend with 134 photos that I want to add to my iPhoto library (Apple Mini computer). Any body been successful at this?
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Syncing a specific Dropbox folder to Copy

I used Dropbox for 2 years and I now use Copy instead for larger storage. But I would like to keep synchronization with some shared Dropbox folders (like my school promotion's one). I was hoping to ...
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How can I see how much space I am using on my Dropbox for Business account?

My University signed up for a Dropbox for Business account. I would like to know how much space I am using on this account. Looking at https://www.dropbox.com/account#work, I can see the space used by ...
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How do I delete Dropbox files and photos without deleting them from my PC? [duplicate]

How do I delete Dropbox files and photos without deleting them from my PC? I have already unlinked my PC from Dropbox in the security settings.
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How include only one Dropbox folder to sync on Linux box?

I want to sync only one Dropbox folder on my linux box on server by CLI. I know I can input python dropbox.py exclude add XX to exclude folders. The problem is that there are more than 30 folders in ...
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Adding Pictures to a Shared Dropbox Folder

Someone sent me a link to a shared folder to add some pictures but I can't figure out how to do it. I've never used Dropbox before and no matter how much I google I can only find information on how to ...
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Dropbox file preview does not work

I am using firefox on linux mint and when I try to preview .docx file on dropbox by clicking on it, it just tries to download and does not show a preview. Does this have to do with mimeTypes.rdf ...
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Sharing notification mails from Dropbox

Quick question. Right now, when I send a bunch of people a link that I'm sharing from Dropbox, I don't get any "talkback" email confirming that the link was sent, and none of the people I'm sending ...
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Dropbox - sharing link to file, then can't access file, get error 403 [duplicate]

I uploaded my folder (which contains many files, which is an app) - and shared the link (to myself) for the file that launches the app. When I connect to the link (from my iPad), I get an Error 403. ...
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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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Can't see how to download large files from Dropbox

I cannot see how to download some videos to my Dropbox. Somebody shared a folder of videos with me. If I try to download the whole folder, I get an "error message". The zip file is too large, ...
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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 does Pancake.io work?

Is there a dropbox api that Pancake.io is using to reference Dropbox files? What api is that? I just don't understand how the files on Dropbox are being referenced. Every item has a specific id and ...
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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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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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If uploaded more than once, does Dropbox have multiple file of one file?

I was wondering if uploading one picture or video multiple times to Dropbox, does it keep multiple copies of it?