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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 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 ...
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Can I get a list of who uploaded each Dropbox file in a folder?

In the web interface, I can ask to see the "previous versions" and that listing tells who uploaded the file from what machine, for each version (in the last 30 days). But that is extremely cumbersome ...
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How can I upload Facebook photos into Dropbox?

I want to store my all Facebook images in Dropbox without compressed of images.
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Can I move photos from Dropbox to Google Photos without downloading?

I have photos stored in Dropbox. I want to move them to Google Photos. I don't have enough free space on my hard drive to download them all and then upload them all. Is there any way to move them ...
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Static web hosting on Dropbox — index.html

To host my blog, I added a file called index.html to Public/blog in Dropbox. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/01234567/blog/index.html However, I get a 404 message if I try to access without the ...
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Revert a large number of files in Dropbox

I was working together with two coworkers on a project, and we exchanged the data via Dropbox (nothing critical, so we could use Dropbox). The problem now is: One of them got the encryption virus, and ...
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Why does my Mac Numbers file become a folder with multiple files when uploaded to Dropbox?

I just uploaded a Mac Numbers file to Dropbox by dragging and dropping from my Mac desktop to Dropbox.com in Chrome. The file become a folder with 7 files in it in Dropbox. Why did this happen?
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Dropbox File Sharing Issues

I am using a shared folder in dropbox. I need to know who adds which file to the dropbox folder. Is there a way to find this out?
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Creation date Dropbox account

I want to verify if my Dropbox account was created before the 4th of October 2012, to be absolutely sure I'm able to have public folders. Is it possible to retrieve the creation date of my Dropbox ...
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How to download or copy files sent to me in Dropbox to my PC or USB thumb drive

Someone put files in Dropbox for me and I want to download them, or copy them to my PC (or a USB thumb drive). But I don't see where I indicate I want the file downloaded/copied!
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How to open Dropbox folder from a link in Trello?

I want to be able to add a Dropbox link to Trello and those people who have their Dropbox already synced should be able to click and open the file in system not in the browser. (Needed for both ...
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Getting a sharable link to a file in a shared dropbox folder

Create a folder "fruit" and share it. Now you have a link, something like https://www.dropbox.com/sh/123/456-789 Add apple.png and orange.png in "fruit" You'd think apple.png will be available as ...
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How does Dropbox work? [closed]

I've done a little bit of file sharing using Dropbox over the years, but I've gotten tired of paying the $10 monthly fee for a "Pro" account because I was told I had used up too much storage for the ...
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Accessing Dropbox photos sent to me

How does a recipient of photos sent to them by Dropbox access their photos? I seem to remember that there was an icon in the to right hand corner that allowed recipients to download as zip files into ...
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Copying Dropbox links in bulk

I have uploaded my folder, which contains over 400 images, to Dropbox and now I need to copy all these images’ Dropbox links in Excel. Copying the links one by one & pasting them in Excel is a ...
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Collaboration with Dropbox Business

We've just started to use Dropbox Business. Our files are organized in subfolders, for example: Clients > Company-A > Design Clients > Company-A > Development Clients > Company-B > ...
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Why can't I delete the special “Public” or “Photos” folders from Dropbox?

When I delete the special "Photos" or "Public" folders from my Dropbox (latest client v2.10.52, Win7, 64-bit) they reappear a few seconds later. This is rather frustrating, as I don't use these ...
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Dropbox - Sharing files or links

I want to be able to share files on dropbox for people to view, but i don't want them to be able to download the file. How can i accomplish this? Thx
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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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Dropbox + personal website [duplicate]

I just found out DropBox(free) and I'm not sure if using it as a private storage for file uploads for a website is allowed and is not considered an abuse of their service. For example, a blogger ...
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Seeing which photos I sent to whom on Dropbox

I'd like to know what photos, videos, files have I've sent to whom. I notice just after sending something, I see in green above how many photos I've sent to "x" email address, but after the fact, I am ...
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Change modified date for files in dropbox

Is there a way to change the modified date for files in Dropbox when viewed in the web viewer like the image below ?
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See all of the shared files in a Dropbox account

Is there a way to see all of the shared files in my Dropbox account? I'd like to see which folders I've shared with people either by inviting them or just by sharing a link to that folder/file.
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“Attach” comments or discussions to files

I am looking for a way to record discussion about documents within a shared Dropbox folder. I'm hoping to have such comments "attach" to the document rather than having to achieve it within another ...
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How do I view photos in Dropbox that were saved as zip files?

I have some Dropbox files that downloaded as zip, but they are actually photos and I can't view them. How can I view them or save them in the Dropbox photo folder?
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How can I publish a word document on the same URL but changing content from time to time?

I have a very simple thing to do which suddenly became hugely difficult. I need to publish a word document on the same URL but I will change its content from time to time. Solutions I tried so far: ...
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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 do I know if someone deleted/quit the shared folder in Dropbox?

I shared (I'm the owner) a Dropbox folder with a friend before. We had an argument. So, we haven't talked to each other for a while. When I checked my Dropbox, I can still see that I'm sharing the ...
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Use IFTTT to add file from RSS item's URL to Dropbox

I'm trying to setup a recipe to download a torrent file automatically to my Dropbox. Pretty much like this one but with another RSS source. This recipe works fine if the entryUrl is a direct download ...
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How can I update a file in Google Drive which I have sent in an email?

I sent an email with link to a file in my Google Drive. I now update my file, but Google Drive creates another file when I upload again. This means that the link in my sent email still points to the ...
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Do Google, Yahoo, Microsoft read Dropbox links?

When a link to a Dropbox file or folder is sent by gmail, outlook.com or yahoo mail, is the content in the link read (i.e. processed) by Google or the other providers software?
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Dropbox: shared wedding photos & someone elses photos

A photographer shared all the photos of wedding with daughter, who shared them with me. It appears that he also shared several other events, which I would like to remove and I don't/shouldn't want ...
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How to load a Dropbox file over HTTP instead of HTTPS? (non-secure)

I'm trying to view a website that's on my Dropbox public folder. This website has some Google fonts that are being loaded externally, and apart from these fonts, most of the website is within the ...
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Deleting Dropbox files from PC, phone, and web

I have 2 Windows computers and 1 Android phone all signed up with my Dropbox account. I want to delete some old photos from my Dropbox account (I already have them manually copied to a different ...
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How can I see how much space I am using on my Dropbox for Business account?

My University signed up for a Dropbox for Business account. I would like to know how much space I am using on this account. Looking at https://www.dropbox.com/account#work, I can see the space used by ...
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How to create a new share link for Dropbox folder in Orangedox

Is it possible to create a new share link for a Dropbox folder with Orangedox?
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My Dropbox shared folder is not syncing to my second computer

I have created a shared folder, but it is not syncing to my second computer. Everything else does, but not that folder.
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Turn off download option on Dropbox?

I have some .pdf files on dropbox that are publicly shared. Is there a way to disable the download option so that they are only viewable on dropbox, but not downloadable to one's desktop?
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Tracking file downloads from Dropbox

I was wondering if it is possible to track how many downloads were made from a file on my Dropbox. I discovered the Orangedox app and it seems that it is possible to create a link and track these ...
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Can't see how to download large files from Dropbox

I cannot see how to download some videos to my Dropbox. Somebody shared a folder of videos with me. If I try to download the whole folder, I get an "error message". The zip file is too large, ...
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View pdf on Dropbox online, without having to download it

I've got a document in Dropbox which I issue to several people, the document is often revised so I need people to have the most recent version. What I normally do is email out the new PDF when there ...
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Will deleting pictures from Dropbox online delete them from my PC's (and iPad's) folders?

If I delete pictures from my Dropbox account, will it also delete them from Win7 folders and iPad Photostream?
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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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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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Migrate files from one cloud storage provider to another [duplicate]

Is it possible to directly move files from one cloud storage provider to another, bypassing the bandwidth-intensive step of downloading the files locally and then re-uploading them? In other words, ...