Questions tagged [dropbox]

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How to download read-only files from Dropbox?

I have tried different methods like replacing ?dl=0 with ?dl=1 as well as some downloading software, but those didn't work for me. How to do it!
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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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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 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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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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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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Moving files between folders

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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Online Service That Duplicates another Data from another Online Backup? [closed]

Having all information backed up in one place in the cloud is risky since should anything happen with that place, your data will be gone. I use only Dropbox and i am risking it. I could also use Box ...
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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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How do I send (links to) PDF files requested in a form or as a mail?

For the purposes of simplicity, lets say I have 5 recipes stored as PDFs. One of my friends has originals and wants to send a copy to someone else. The short URL at the bottom of the original brings ...
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How to sync between cloud storage without downloading and uploading again?

I use SkyDrive as my main cloud storage, but my teammates mostly using Dropbox. I'd like to know how to sync my files on Dropbox account with my SkyDrive without downloading them first and uploading ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to share a Dropbox folder but hide collaborator/user’s emails?

I work with two different customers and need to share the same folder with each of them, but I don't want them to know of each other. At the moment, any user who joins a shared Dropbox folder can ...
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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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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 move my Dropbox contents to someone else's Dropbox?

How do I move the photos in my Dropbox, to another person's Dropbox?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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