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How can I access files using Sheets or Excel Online from Dropbox when it's blocked by my organization?

I have a Dropbox account which has a few Microsoft Excel files that I want to edit from work. My organization has disabled Dropbox access and, as a result, I can't access the files from work. I don't ...
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Cognito Forms - Dropdown Options [duplicate]

I'm working on a committee volunteer form in Cognito Forms and have used dropbox for a member's selection. I have an error message that will appear if their responses in subsequent boxes match a ...
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in Dropbox: how to list all members with whom I share files/folders? [closed]

I own a dropbox team account with thousands of nested shared folders. Does dropbox web or dropbox desktop can produce list all users with access to these files & folders? for example, if my files ...
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Detect and remove duplicates on Dropbox online without local download

I back up all my files on Dropbox. Over the years, I am sure that I have many duplicate files and I would like to detect and remove them. I know that there are many software solutions to detect and ...
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Country of Dropbox sign in [closed]

We have had suspicious activity in one of the Dropbox accounts at my company. We believe it is an ex-coworker signing in and deleting files. We cannot change the password (stupid company policy), but ...
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How to fix "Sorry, this type of video cannot be saved to this device"?

In order to share my videos on Instagram, I export them to a file, sync to Dropbox, open my iOS 12.4.8 device, save from Dropbox to the device Photo Gallery, open Instagram, and share the file on ...
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Delete my Google Account, what will happen when someone sends me a calendar invite via mail? [closed]

I have a G Suite account for the domain mydomain.com, which includes an email [email protected] and a Calendar associated with that email. I decided to migrate away from Google, but they don't have ...
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Dropbox paid account that has email deleted

In brief How to recover Dropbox account that has email deleted? Details I have purchased my Dropbox account to Plus and been using it and love it. Until last month, the email account I used with this ...
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Looking for website for watching Dropbox/Google Drive videos online

I want to watch videos with my friends together. Usually we create Zoom conference and just click "Start" on the video simultaneously. The problem is we usually watch our selfmade videos which we ...
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How do I quickly move lots of files from one folder to another?

I am trying to move files from my Camera uploads folder to another folder all within dropbox and using the web interface. This process is painfully slow taking about 30 minutes for just 100 ...
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When sharing a Dropbox file via a shared link, it is possible to hide the file meta data sidebar by default?

When sharing a Dropbox file via a shared link, it is possible to hide the file meta data sidebar by default? I've noticed that the URL does not change whether the sidebar is opened/closed so you can ...
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How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account

I have had a folder shared with me containing a few TB of files, about 1GB each. With any other cloud storage service I could simply download the whole folder at once or use something like rclone to ...
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View folder size on Dropbox

Is there a way to view the size of a folder on the Dropbox web? I tried using the instructions from Dropbox here, but they seem to be outdated and do not work.
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Has Dropbox limited an amount of connections to one account?

I can't connect more than 3 devices to my Dropbox accounts. Is there some new limitation?
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Given a shared Dropbox link to an Excel file, how can I easily open it in Google Sheets?

Scenario: I get an email every two weeks with a vendor's price list as a link to an Excel file in their Dropbox. At this point, I have to: open the link — This takes me to Dropbox, where the file ...
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Dropbox wants permission to delete contacts

When I try to sign up to Dropbox using my Google account, I am required to provide consent for Dropbox to access and delete my contacts. Why? Can I override this?
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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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Save screenshot to Dropbox on PC having keyboard without PrintScreen button on Chrome [closed]

I have an HTPC where I watch tutorials on youtube or wherever, but the cheap BT keyboard I have for this doesn't sport a PS button. I want to take screenshots on this machine to my Dropbox so I can ...
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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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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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