Questions tagged [dropbox]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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More than one Dropbox account, how do I change the default startup account?

I have two Dropbox accounts. I use one the most. It is the default on all of my computers except for one. How can I change that one so that the main Dropbox account opens on startup?
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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 ...
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Dropbox picture sync: Skip RAW files?

I like the convenience of having Dropbox keep track of my photos because it tends to work with my devices over 3G (I am often tethering to my phone with my iPad and Macbook) as well as Wifi, but it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transferring from DropBox to different cloud provider, preserving history

Is there a good way to transfer files and their history into another provider or to a source code repo? When you move from DropBox to another provider, like Google Drive or Microsoft's Onedrive... is ...
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Prevent users on Dropbox for Business from changing their password; allow creating private folders

We are planning to buy Dropbox for Business and want to know if it's possible to prevent users from being able to change their password. Additionally, they should be allowed to create their own ...
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Can CloudMagic search the contents of a file in Dropbox?

It seems like CloudMagic can only search the contents of a note in Evernote, but not in Dropbox. Only file names are searchable in Dropbox. Is it possible to search the contents of a file located in ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...