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Multiple dropbox accounts on one PC?

Is there a way to have a PC connect to multiple dropbox accounts? I have a personal dropbox account which I use to sync files across multiple PCs and that all works fine. However, someone who ...
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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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Web-based Dropbox and Google Docs integration

At my workplace people heavily use web apps for productivity, Dropbox is used as a backup solution, and Google Docs (custom Google Apps domain) is used for ocassional documents that need to be edited ...
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Is there an easy way to download entire folders from the Dropbox website?

I occasionally need to get files from my Dropbox account when I'm using a computer not under my control. I can download or access individual files on the dropbox website, but is there a convienent way ...
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Can I trust dropbox and similar services?

Is there any verification that the encryption used can not be bypassed by the operator? Or should I actually use some encryption of my own like truecrypt? edit In the light of this complaint ...
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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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Where can I find my Dropbox public folder URL?

I want to share my public Dropbox folder, but I can't seem to find what it's URL is. So where can I find it?
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Share a folder with Dropbox users but prevent them from modifying?

I share a folder with 4 users of Dropbox and I just want them to see automatically the files I’m adding, I don’t want them to be able to modify or delete anything inside it. So, how can I unauthorize ...
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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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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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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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Filtering large files from Dropbox

My fiancee would like to use Dropbox, but she has this issue with it: She would like to exclude some files from being stored on dropbox, because they are too large. She would like to store a unified ...
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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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Does Dropbox or any other similar solution ignore files based on regexp?

I want to setup ignoring policies using syntax similar to .gitignore. Does any of “Dropbox-like” services allow this?
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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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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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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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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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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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Dropbox Public Folder and HTML previews

So I was trying to send a colleague the files for a simple HTML page and decided to just throw it into my Dropbox Public Folder in case he loses it. When I went for the Public Link I noticed that the ...
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Using Dropbox with multiple cameras

I have a problem with Dropbox Camera Upload: I have an iPad, an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy Camera, all uploading photos to Dropbox. I would like to create different folders for each one of them: ...
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Method to deal with conflicted copies among group in Dropbox

I work in a small group that uses Dropbox for temporary storage and collaboration. Files are constantly being updated. Occasionally I see from my notifications, conflicted copies appearing all over ...
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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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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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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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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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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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dropbox alternative which supports long filename

I tried dropbox great except when I copied files which are under deep level directories it cannot support it. So any alternatives ?
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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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Are deleted files sent to the recycle bin by Dropbox?

Say I have drop box syncing to my Mac and PC. Next, I delete a file that is synced (either from one of the clients or the web interface). Obviously, this will cause the file to be removed ...
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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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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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If I replace password at dropbox.com will computer that is in sync with that password be able to access my files?

I want to know that. I change my password at dropbox.com. However other computer can still update file. I wonder how it make sense. It is possible that one of my ex employee have my password and I ...
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If I delete the files on my computer’s Dropbox folder does it delete them from Dropbox?

I want to free up space on my computer but I still want to keep the files on Dropbox. If I delete them from my PC’s Dropbox folder do they get deleted off Dropbox as well?
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web write-only drop box

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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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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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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How can I know if I have reach the maximum limit of Dropbox free space bonus via referals?

As stated here, we can earn extra free space for our Dropbox account by refering friends to use Dropbox via our referal link. I want to know the status of my referals - i.e. whether I have reach the ...
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Is it safe to delete a file that I've uploaded to a Dropbox shared folder?

I'm uploading a 6GB video file for a friend, from my machine into a shared folder that they own. Once the file is uploaded to the shared folder, can I then delete it from my machine, without also ...
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Can't see a folder people shared with me in my own Dropbox folder

Someone shared a folder with me on Dropbox and I can’t see this folder in my Dropbox folder at home. I have to access it through the Dropbox website. I thought it was supposed to be visible on every ...
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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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Shared folder user permissions in Dropbox

We use Dropbox quite a lot in our team, but we want to share some stuff with only the senior members of the team - contract info and stuff like that. The rest of the info, working notes, images, ...
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Dropbox shared folder view username of last edit

I have a shared Dropbox folder with my team but I'd like to know who edited each file in the folder. For example, let's say we have two users A & B. First A edits a file and then B does some more ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens to my Dropbox data when my extended storage space expires?

I bought Samsung Galaxy Note tablet and received 48GB of Dropbox storage for two years. I already had 22GB free storage so I can now use 70GB of Dropbox storage. After two years, my free storage will ...
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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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Will deleting pictures from Dropbox online delete them from my PC's (and iPad's) folders?

If I delete pictures from my Dropbox account, will it also delete them from Win7 folders and iPad Photostream?