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How to remove Dropbox access from a computer you no longer have?

I have Dropbox installed on a few computers. One of which I no longer have access to. I no longer wish for that computer to be able to have access to my Dropbox account but I see no way to stop ...
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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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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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Looking for an application similar to Dropbox [closed]

Looking for an application that I can share frequently updated files. It would need to allow editing from both computers and saved for the other to see without creating a whole new file with the ...
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DropBox and Secure FTP Question [migrated]

If I set up DropBox on a server and have users use secure FTP to access the DropBox link, would the users be able to have DropBox scans pointed to a shortcut folder on their desktop? If yes and there ...
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Dropbox - Is there a way to backup files from external hard drive [migrated]

I store some super large compilation of files on my external hard drive because there isn't enough space on my Macbook Pro. I would like to have them in my Dropbox as well. It seems that creating a ...
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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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Static web hosting on Dropbox — index.html

To host my blog, I added a file called index.html to Public/blog in Dropbox. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/01234567/blog/index.html However, I get a 404 message if I try to access without the ...
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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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File too big to upload to Dropbox via Web, too big for Dropbox folder

Here is my problem. I have a very large Photos Library on an external hard drive that I want to back up on Dropbox, that is 250gb. I don't have enough space on my computer to copy that file to my ...
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Can I add multiple email accounts to the same Dropbox account?

I have both a school email and a Gmail account, and I'd like to be able to associate both to the same Dropbox account (so that people who know my school email can add me to shared folders etc. without ...
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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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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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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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Seeing which photos I sent to whom on Dropbox

I'd like to know what photos, videos, files have I've sent to whom. I notice just after sending something, I see in green above how many photos I've sent to "x" email address, but after the fact, I am ...
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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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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I don't have a Public folder in Dropbox

I don't see a 'public folder' in my list. I also don't get the option of creating a 'public link' from any file: All I can click is 'share link'. The links I'm getting only work when I'm logged in to ...
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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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Revert a large number of files in Dropbox

I was working together with two coworkers on a project, and we exchanged the data via Dropbox (nothing critical, so we could use Dropbox). The problem now is: One of them got the encryption virus, and ...
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Tracking file downloads from Dropbox

I was wondering if it is possible to track how many downloads were made from a file on my Dropbox. I discovered the Orangedox app and it seems that it is possible to create a link and track these ...
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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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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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Copying Dropbox links in bulk

I have uploaded my folder, which contains over 400 images, to Dropbox and now I need to copy all these images’ Dropbox links in Excel. Copying the links one by one & pasting them in Excel is a ...
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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 to open Dropbox folder from a link in Trello?

I want to be able to add a Dropbox link to Trello and those people who have their Dropbox already synced should be able to click and open the file in system not in the browser. (Needed for both ...
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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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Creation date Dropbox account

I want to verify if my Dropbox account was created before the 4th of October 2012, to be absolutely sure I'm able to have public folders. Is it possible to retrieve the creation date of my Dropbox ...
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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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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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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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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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web write-only drop box [closed]

Does anyone know of a web app that allows you to create folder where anonymous users can upload content and other authenticated users can view and download the documents? Box.net and Dropbox ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Server-side script at Dropbox?

When you have a dropbox account, you get a public folder which essentially gives you free HTML/Javascript webhosting. Does anyone know if there is some way to use server-side scripts such as PHP, ...
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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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Bring Dropbox back to state on Day X?

I turned on a laptop I hadn't turned on for a very long time, the dropbox folder on it started synching and...... my complete dropbox folder now has a gazillion files all with doublures, directories I ...
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How does Dropbox work?

I've done a little bit of file sharing using Dropbox over the years, but I've gotten tired of paying the $10 monthly fee for a "Pro" account because I was told I had used up too much storage for the ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 ...