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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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Locate file on disk with Dropbox link

If I copy a Dropbox link in the UI (e.g. on OSX in finder, right click, "Copy Dropbox link") I get a https link to the file. If I click that the webinterface opens and I am pointed at the file. Is ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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How to sync files from OneDrive to Dropbox?

The only way to sync photos on Lumia phone is via OneDrive, while I want to store them in Dropbox. The only plausible recipe on IFTTT is to sync Dropbox to OneDrive, not the other way around. How to ...
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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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Can users viewing a dropbox file via a shared link see other users viewing the same file?

I want to share a PDF file via a dropbox "view only" link, to several people. Some people will have a dropbox account (pro or free) and some people will not have a dropbox account. Will all the ...
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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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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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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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Google Drive & Dropbox apps don’t connect through the work office network

I installed both Google Drive and Dropbox on my business laptop. From my home, both applications connect with the network but in the office they don’t. What can I check? What can I do to establish a ...
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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 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 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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If someone has shared a file with me on Dropbox, can I save it on my computer?

If someone has shared a file with me on Dropbox, can I save it on my computer, so that I have a copy in case they decide to delete it?
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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 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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How to delete all files from Dropbox via the web interface

I want to delete all of my Dropbox files (before I delete my account). I want them to be removed from any kind of history too. But I have already uninstalled the Dropbox software from all devices. ...
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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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How to replace Gmail “Add to Drive” with “Add to Dropbox”?

I like Dropbox more than Google Drive. Currently when there is an attachment in GMail, there are two buttons - download and add to GDrive. Can I somehow replace or add a Dropbox button?
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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 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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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 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?
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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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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 information, working notes, ...
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Shared folder user permissions in popular cloud-storage apps

I am searching for a popular cloud-based storage solutions with flexible shared folder permissions. Here is my problem: currently, we are using Dropbox to share files among a large team (ca. 80 ...
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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 use Google Code Prettify on WordPress

I'm writing my blog posts using Windows Live Writer and I use Syntax4writer whenever I need to include codes in the post. The output for Syntax4Writer doesn't look good on the Bueno theme by ...
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Hosting SyntaxHighlighter on Dropbox

My blog is a low-traffic blog and occasionally contains code. I decided to host SyntaxHighlighter myself and uploaded files to my Dropbox and configured my blog accordingly. I am able to see the code ...
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How to use two Dropbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple dropbox accounts on one PC? I have a personal Dropbox and I have special dropbox that I'm using with a friend like a SVN server(to hold code). How can I easly switch ...
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Backup Evernote to Dropbox

I want to... automatically perform a one way sync from Evernote to Dropbox convert the notes to a format supported by LibreOffice or HTML during the synchronization. But any non proprietary and ...
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Can I share a single folder in Dropbox?

I have some information I need to pass along, but also keep work-related information in my Dropbox. I'd like to share one folder but not all.
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Adding pictures to a shared Dropbox folder

Someone sent me a link to a shared folder to add some pictures but I can't figure out how to do it. I've never used Dropbox before and no matter how much I google I can only find information on how 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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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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Who has downloaded my offered files already? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to know how often a file was downloaded from my public Dropbox folder? I offered some people in my family to download files via Dropbox. How do I know once ...
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Dropbox file preview does not work

I am using Firefox on Linux Mint and when I try to preview .docx file on Dropbox by clicking on it, it just tries to download and does not show a preview. The file downloads immediately on Chromium as ...
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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 against ...
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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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What is the highest practical Dropbox quota and number of files stored?

I have a Dropbox for Business account with a 1000GB quota, and they said they would increase the quota if I need more. But they did say that performance might degrade if I have a very large number of ...
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How to put photos into Dropbox “Camera Upload” manually

Camera upload is great because it caches photographs and is easy to use. But I started using it after I deleted a lot of photos from my iPhone. They are on my computer now. Is there a way to put ...