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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can I trust dropbox and similar services? [closed]

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 right-...
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Does Dropbox or any other similar solution ignore files based on regexp? [closed]

I want to setup ignoring policies using syntax similar to .gitignore. Does any of “Dropbox-like” services allow this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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dropbox alternative which supports long filename [closed]

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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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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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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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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How do I delete photos uploaded to Dropbox via Camera Upload?

I experimented with Dropbox's Camera Upload feature from my Android, do not wish to keep using it, and now wish to delete the approx. 2000 images and videos now occupying space on Dropbox. How can I ...
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What does “Save to my Dropbox” do?

I have a link to another Dropbox folder and want to connect it to my Dropbox. The only real option I see available is Download → Save to my Dropbox. When I select Download → Save to my Dropbox, is a ...
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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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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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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 don'...
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How do I configure Dropbox to automatically delete the pictures from my phone that have already been uploaded via camera upload?

I use the camera uploader to back up all my photos but i don't want them in my phone after they have been uploaded. I would like to configure Dropbox to automatically delete the pictures that have ...
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To show all deleted files in Dropbox history

Problem: Have a shared folder with 777 people where people randomly delete important items all the time. You know never when it happens. Solution for this should be designed. Challenge: to list all ...
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What Markdown tags are previewed by Dropbox?

Dropbox supports preview of Markdown, but not all tags. Is there any documentation available? I have inferred that it supports most, perhaps all, of the Markdown-specific syntax, but not HTML tags. ...
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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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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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Does Dropbox sync incremental updates to files or the whole file each time?

We use Dropbox to store and sync quite a few large files between multiple machines and users. What we where wandering is if you have a 100MB file and it gets uploaded once, (and downloaded to all ...
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When does Dropbox change the public URL to a file?

I use several different programs to access the same file in the Dropbox on Windows, iOS and OS X. All those different apps/programs update this file. After some days/weeks the link I use in the iOS ...
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Is it possible to delete recursively all deleted files/folders permanently?

Given a Dropbox folder which has many hidden deleted files/folder, currently I have to delete them manually sub folder by sub folder. Is it possible to delete them all quickly?
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How do I clear notifications in Dropbox?

I want to remove the notifications which I got in my Dropbox when someone shared with me a file or a folder. The notification is still visible even though the file or folder is no longer shared with ...
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How to save a file to Dropbox using an URL to that file?

Given an URL to any file online and Dropbox, can I save the file at the URL in Dropbox without downloading the file?