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Questions tagged [dropbox]

For questions about the web interface to the Dropbox cross-platform file synchronization utility. Questions regarding installed Dropbox applications on devices should be asked on other SE sites.

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Dropbox filename syncing

I had a bunch of files in Dropbox with generic file names. I went through and changed all the file names on my computer, but when I open Dropbox on my iPad, or the Dropbox website, the old file names ...
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Can a Dropbox folder be removed by people its been shared with?

If someone shares a Dropbox folder, can the person it's shared with remove the files or will they remain on Dropbox for the person who shared them?
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How do I find out what filesystem Dropbox thinks I'm using?

Dropbox is planning to drop support for lots of filesystems. Dropbox shows me notifications saying my filesystem is unsupported, but doesn't tell me what it thinks my filesystem is. I believe it's ...
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How can I get IFTTT to print the <br> tag in a text file instead of using it for a new line?

I have a recipe that drops the weather forecast for the day into a text file in dropbox. It's set up to insert the report as html within <div> blocks so that it formats nicely when rendering ...
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How can I list all unfiled Dropbox Paper documents, ones not in a folder?

Dropbox Paper lets you put documents into folders. A doc cannot belong to more than one folder, but it can be part of no folders. The Dropbox Paper interface indicates a document belongs to no folder ...
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dropboxdownloads.com - scam or legit?

I've just gotten an email directing me to dropboxdownloads.com, since I have "received a secure document". As the email has no clear identifying personal details of mine, nor any information about the ...
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See which large files have been added recently to Dropbox

We've got a Dropbox folder shared with 10 people. The folder is c. 200GB. Recently I've noticed about 30GB taken up on my local machine's HD. I don't believe I have added anything like this. Is it ...
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Rename the “Dropbox (Personal)” folder?

I use Dropbox for business on my machine, and so I have a Dropbox (Personal) folder, a Dropbox (mybusiness) folder, and a symlink from Dropbox to Dropbox (Personal). The Dropbox (Personal) folder is ...
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How can I upload files in a Google Drive folder to Dropbox

I'm creating a system for myself that uses cloud storage and symbolic links to sync my Minecraft worlds between computers. Although my primary service is Google Drive, I have had to utilize Dropbox to ...
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How to know from which computer a Dropbox folder has been deleted?

I have a folder on my Dropbox account that I share with some people. Some of them can edit the folder and delete it. The folder disappeared today at a time none of my computers that are linked to ...
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Stop Dropbox from lowering streaming video quality

I've a Dropbox Plus account. I want to host some videos and share a Dropbox link for 3rd parties to be able to view them. I've noticed when I view the videos using the Dropbox link the quality is ...
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Does a Dropbox shared folder occupy storage space on all accounts?

I have to share photos and video of an event with a number of friends, and I'm considering to use Dropbox for this purpose. Since the initial storage space offered by this service is not really that ...
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List of Dropbox Created File Names

I am looking for a list documenting the known file naming styles that are created by Dropbox. Two that I know of are *(conflicted copy)* *(restored)* which are created when there are multiple ...
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Can I see who has downloaded a shared file?

I am the proud owner of a Dropbox Plus account. I recently shared a .zip file and need to know whether it has been downloaded. I really don't care about how many times it has been downloaded, or by ...
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Downloading Large Folders From Dropbox

I need to download around 100 GBs of data from Dropbox; preferably in one bulk download that will maintain the sub-folder structure contained within the main parent folder. Does anybody have a ...
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How to synchronise a folder from GitHub repository branch upon commit to a Dropbox directory?

I have a GitHub repository with multiple branches that I and others regularly commit to, but I'm only interested in the master branch here. Whenever this is committed to, I want to sync new and ...
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Photos in two folders

I just want to be sure that if I delete photos in one folder that they will NOT be deleted from the second folder that they are in.
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How do I sync new additions to a folder without syncing the rest of the folder?

I have a folder that is full of old client work (Client1, Client2 etc). This folder exists on my remote Dropbox, but not on my local machine, because I have removed this folder from Selective Sync: ...
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How to access Dropbox files when account full?

When a free Dropbox account is full, Dropbox online tells you your account is too full and doesn't let you see the files in there to remove them. The only apparent option around this is to upgrade to ...
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What features will be restricted for dropbox free users after March 15, 2017?

Actual News is here: https://www.dropbox.com/help/16 I didn't understand the news. I contacted them but they are asking me to submit ticket. I submitted ticket 10 days back, still no reply. After ...
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Dropbox is showing folders, and then isn't

When I first enter one shared Dropbox directory, it first shows me all of the sub-directories as well. After a brief moment, though, it stops showing them. They disappear completely from my browsing ...
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

When I sign up for Dropbox using Google it is requesting Google Contacts permissions. (I did a few Google searches, but the information was about Android and iOS only). Why does it want this, and ...
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See which user deleted files when viewing deleted files on dropbox.com

I've got a Dropbox folder shared with a team. Someone recently deleted all of the children folders by accident, its not an issue as we can restore them back from dropbox.com using their web interface ...
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Dropbox Public Folder's links and privacy?

I've been using the same Dropbox account since 2012, way before default Public folder was removed by Dropbox. Were/are there any ways for people to access a Public folder and the media in it without ...
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Do new Dropbox users no longer get a “Top Secret.txt” file by default?

When I installed Dropbox many years ago, it loaded some files into your account by default. One of these files was "Top Secret.txt". Since then, Dropbox has changed the way the "Public" folder works. ...
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If I manually paste files into Dropbox that are already synced on other machines will they create conflicts?

I've got 200gb of files saved in Dropbox and synced across various machines. One of the machines is about to have a hard drive swap (500gb to 1tb) and clean install of OS. We don't have the fastest ...
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How to use selective sync to delete a copy of a local file?

I've used selective sync and unchecked folders I no longer want saved to the local computer (to save space) but how do you do it for individual files? My work flow is, encrypt something that needs to ...
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How to tell if/when you downloaded files from Dropbox or Google drive?

I am worried that, in general, there is another computer where I have not logged out of my Gmail or Dropbox. I make it a habit to log out of my email regularly, but I could always have forgotten ...
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Can Dropbox be made to store files only on their servers and not locally, to save space?

I often store old files I don't need anymore in a folder in Google Drive. This is convenient as they are out of the way and not using space on my SSD yet still accessible if needed. I'm starting to ...
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I can't directly download previous versions of a file from Dropbox anymore?

Previously I could directly download a previous version of the file. However, since from I don't know when (it was still fine less than a month ago), there seems to be no longer the "download" option ...
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Change Dropbox computer name

I have a Dropbox account installed on two machines - both Mac Minis, the users of these machines both have their own users accounts on the machines, but each machine is configured and managed from an ...
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What Markdown tags are previewed by Dropbox?

Dropbox supports preview of Markdown, but not all tags. I have inferred that it supports most, perhaps all, of the Markdown-specific syntax, but not HTML tags. However, that level of "documentation" ...
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How do I list my items in Dropbox by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Dropbox. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items (files and ...
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Dropbox folder downloads as 'unspecified' file

I'm trying to download a folder from Dropbox. When I click download, all I get is a file called unspecified. Any idea why this happens?
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Using Dropbox data storage as the back-end of a website

I have a large web app which currently stores all user data on my own server (with the usual precautions to deal with security, backups etc). I have recently tested out an alternative - all user data ...
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Will access to university dropbox instantly disappear once I lose affiliation?

I have a dropbox that is provided by my university. I log in using the certificate (I believe it is called a "single sign-on" or something) that I use to sign on to all other school-related things at ...
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moving files and folders between dropboxes

I have a personal dropbox and a work dropbox. I'm trying to move a folder from my personal dropbox to my work dropbox. If I Google this issue, I get the following page https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/...
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Dropbox account deleting

I have used dropbox in my PC and also gave the id and password to my friend, who also used it. Now he has resigned from the company, so I had deleted the drop box account through web and uninstalled ...
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How to hide comments by default in Dropbox file viewer?

The comment bar takes space in Dropbox. I hate manually hiding it every time; I want it to be hidden by default. I did not find any button to hide the panel by default in Dropbox's settings. ...
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Sharing photos with friends using Dropbox

I am about to join Dropbox and would like to create a folder of photos to share with some friends, so have a couple of questions: Do they have to be members of Dropbox if they want to download any ...
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Do I regain storage space if I delete files from my Dropbox folder?

If I clear files from Dropbox do I then regain storage space?
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How to see the folders that have been shared with me in Dropbox

I have Dropbox and have received (and possibly deleted) the emails from people with links to folders they are sharing with me. Is there a way in Dropbox to see what folders have been shared with me?
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How can I have two-way sync between Dropbox 'Camera uploads' and my phone?

When I take a photo using my phone, it is automatically uploaded to 'Camera Uploads' folder in my Dropbox. But when I delete the photo from my phone, it is still in the Dropbox folder. Is there any ...
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Dropbox web vs desktop sync

I have a folder named MyFolder in the Web-Dropbox. I downloaded the desktop version of Dropbox and installed it. The Desktop-Dropbox folder contains a folder named MyFolder but its contents are not ...
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Dropbox is syncing files for all collaborators due to changed modification date, but file has not changed

This morning one of my collaborators sent me a somewhat anxious email, asking why Dropbox was notifying her about changes to lots of shared documents. I checked and found that my Dropbox client was ...
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Any way to reverse engineer path from dropbox share link?

I have a dropbox share link and accidentally renamed/moved the folder that it's linking to. I have given people the link and am trying to figure some way to figure out what the path was so I can put ...
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Total downloads after a period of time

I have a software product that's ready to launch and it's totally free. I want to use Orangedox as my hosting service, but I've got two questions. Can I know my overall download count even after one ...
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Can I use Office 365 business with Dropbox Pro?

I was used to use my Office 365 home account with Dropbox (Pro version). I recently upgraded to the business version of Office 365 but I didn't find any ways to use it together with a Dropbox Pro ...
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How to remove a (big) shared folder from my Dropbox while keeping access to it?

I have some big folders on Dropbox that other people shared with me. They are a place for sharing files, and they constantly grow bigger and bigger. I'd like to avoid keeping them in my own Dropbox (I ...
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Deletions from Share Dropbox Folder

I have photos in my DropBox folder that came from a shared DropBox file. If I delete them from my computer they are deleted from my online DropBox folder. Will they also be deleted from the folder ...