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Whilst it is possible to unlink other computers through the web interface, as slhck noted, this leaves all of your files where you don't want them. Depending on the sensitivity of your files (and how much work you want for yourself) you can: Back up all Dropbox files locally Delete any sensitive files from your Dropbox Wait for the sync to remove these ...


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Dropbox supports sharing content across multiple accounts. On the Dropbox website, using the account you wish to share from, create a new folder (e.g. "my project") In the top toolbar, select "Invite to folder", enter the email addresses for the recipients (make sure it's the email they already use for their Dropbox account). Each recipient will get an ...


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On Linux, the Dropbox client is subject to a default system limit on the number of directories it can monitor for changes. There is a warning regarding this, along the lines of: Unable to monitor filesystem Please run: echo 100000 | sudo tee /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches and restart Dropbox to correct the problem. This comes up often ...


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Go to https://www.dropbox.com/account#security and here under My devices, unlink the machines you no longer own: Note that the computer, according to Dropbox: will no longer stay in sync, but it will keep a copy of any file it currently has.


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I don't think you can actually share the Public folder, just files inside it. Drop a file into the folder, right click it → Dropbox → Copy Public Link. If you have delete the public folder by mistaken then create new one and that's all. One more time: Files must be in the public folder for you to share a url You probably want to look at shared ...


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This is pretty easy. Simply check the check box next to the folder(s) you want to download and then go to More Actions > Download Folder You can also do this to download multiple files within a folder. Check all the items you want to download and then go to More Actions > Download Items


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If your files are of a very sensitive nature then you should already be taking measures to secure them regardless of any promises or the good reputation of the service. If however these files are of 'normal' sensitivity then the risk of bad press will usually be enough to guarantee they're good behaviour, after all your files are probably worth less to ...


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They haven't outright banned it so I think it's safe to say that you are allowed to host websites on Dropbox. There is a wiki page, "Hosting Websites with Dropbox", (that includes information that was hosted on the official Dropbox wiki section) about how you could set it up via CNAME pointing. If you are worried about bandwidth, see Arash F. post on the ...


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In the web interface click repeatedly the second column header, i.e. Type until it shows Size - then you will see the size of all the items in the current folder.


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As of today (6/10/2012) there is not a way to do this. Changing my folder name to Camera from Camera Uploads prompted the upload process to create a new folder named Camera Uploads. You can rename any folder to Camera Uploads (top level only) and it will upload photos into it automatically.


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There doesn't seem to be a way to do this at the time. Using Windows shortcuts is one possibility to make it as though the files are located in the same folders, however, it seems like it would get a bit complicated if there are a lot of folders. There is a feature request for this exact issue, which you can vote on. Other features you may want to look for ...


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Head over to Accounts/Applications page to check out which apps have what kind of access.


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As of the moment the following is possible: Go to your shared folders overview, select the folder you want to download -> a context menu appears at the top of the list with a download button. This downloads the whole folder as a zip.


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There's kind of a workaround. Add ?dl=1 at the end of the link that was shared with you. This will download the entire folder as a neatly zipped archive.


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The link generated for a file is something like this: https://www.dropbox.com/_someRandomStrings_/_theNameOfTheFile If you replace www with dl it will take you directly to the respective file. Alternatively, adding ?dl=1 at the end of the link above, will redirect it to the dl.dropbox.com URL. Now, if you have the link to a folder and you add ?dl=1 at ...


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This is how I get around it Create a new windows account Create a shortcut to DropBox on your desktop Hold shift and Right click the shortcut and click Run As Different User Type YourPcName\YourNewAccount for UserName and your password A new DropBox window will open up now and ask for your email/password. You should now have two dropboxes in your task ...


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I'm afraid it comes out of both of your quotas: https://www.dropbox.com/help/59


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Yes, it is because you used the same computer. This is covered by the explanation of the different Dropbox referral statuses: Ineligible means that the recipient is ineligible for the referral program. Either they have already registered an account with Dropbox or are attempting to register using the same computer as you. These restrictions are intended ...


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It appears that the files were not mine to delete after all. Right clicking on the folder brings up the context menu - the first option of which is Shared Folder Options. Clicking on that option shows the following dialog: In this case I'm the only member on the list so it's safe to delete the folder. In the other folder there were more names on the list ...


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You can't set permissions for shared folders in Dropbox. This feature has been requested for three years, as has received almost 150k votes in Votebox, but Dropbox hasn't implemented it yet.


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Ubuntu One allows you to do this with a global configuration file. On Linux, a section of the configuration file ~/.config/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf allows you to specify Python regular expressions to be ignored. A similar configuration file exists on other platforms.


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If that user has set the shared file/folder to sync to their computer then yes, it will stay updated when their dropbox syncs. Keep in mind, though, that there are many ways that the file/folder could be out of sync: Other person hasn't turned on their computer Other person hasn't turned on syncing for that file/folder Other person has Dropbox setup to ...


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No it doesn't move it to the trash/recycle bin. It stores it though under the Dropbox/.dropbox.cash/ directory (on MacOS and Linux, and I guess something similar on Windows) for at least 3 days. So you can either browse this directory and find your deleted files or simply restore the deleted files from the Web UI and then files that are in the cache will ...


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This is (currently) not possible using the web interface. I'd recommend going through and deleting things you don't need in each folder, perhaps sorting them into folders such as "Keep", "Not Sure" then use selective sync with your PC to only sync the files you need. Though this is not very practical on the web interface as you cannot move around files by ...


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Answer by Moo at Serverfault: Dropbox uses a binary diff algorythm to break down all files into blocks, and only upload blocks that it doesn't already have in the cloud. All of this is done locally on your computer. Dropbox doesn't just use your files that you have already uploaded, it aggregates everyones files into one database of blocks, ...


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No, "download and add to GDrive" copies the file between Google servers without downloading it to your computer. That's why it's built in to Gmail. You can download the file to your Dropbox folder on your computer. (You could save steps by putting a Dropbox-folder shortcut where your "Save" dialog can use it. This varies by your desktop OS.) But you still ...


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The above mentioned solutions do not work anymore. Instead, open the folder you want to download and click to select individual files, or press Ctrl+A to select all files. A row of buttons will appear above the list of files, click the Download button to download the selected files as a Zip compressed archive. EDIT: Matthew Crumley's solution works as ...


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There is no way you can tell if the companies can get access to your files, and given that they could probably bypass your password for login - it's likely that they could get to your files if they really wanted to. The only way to be 100% sure that you alone have access to your files is to encrypt them or host the service yourself. In the latter case, you ...


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I think this is fine if you are only testing something for a few friends. However, there is an issue with using too much bandwidth if you try to host something through your public folder that becomes too popular. As per https://www.dropbox.com/help/45: There are currently no hard limits on public bandwidth usage. We do, however, have an automated ...



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