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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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How can you free up Outlook cloud storage space when you're over the limit?

A (non-techy) friend has a free Microsoft account with the 5GB cloud storage limit, which applies to attachments. As far as I know he only uses Outlook.com for email, not the desktop app. Somehow this ...
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Is Google's automatic Zip-before-download lossless?

Google Drive automatically compresses large files or groups of files before downloading, using the Zip file format. Zip supports both lossless and lossy compression algorithms, so my question is ...
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How to make a copy of shared read-only Word doc in OneDrive

TLDR; make a copy of shared read-only Word doc in onedrive. I've shared a file with my students using an "anyone with the link can view" url. I need the students to be able to make their own ...
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How is 40GB possible on Google Drive (not paid)(anymore)?

We've come to encounter a Google Drive account which was once paid since the data grew on it, then the payments stopped, but the data still exceeded (around 22GB total) the quota of FREE tier which is ...
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Google Drive now counts shared files against your storage? [duplicate]

I see that there is a bug or 'new feature' A file shared with me (owned by another account) is showing Type Image Size 4.6 MB Storage used 4.6 MB Owner 'another account' So apparently shared files now ...
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How to Download Live Photos from Amazon Photos

I'm using Amazon Photos for cloud storage of a bunch of Live Photos I take with my iPhone. I can view them as Live Photos (and play the video) when viewing them on photos.amazon.com, and I can also ...
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Google Photos sucking up all storage

I'm using Google Photos to back up my photo and video library. It's set up to store data as "high quality - unlimited storage". However, it's complaining about exceeding my storage quota in ...
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How to Search Google Drive for Directories over a Certain Size? [duplicate]

I've just received notice that my storage on Google Drive is about to exceed my storage limit. I often deal with this sort of thing by finding and removing a handful of obsolete giant files, freeing ...
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How to free up space in Google Storage

My google storage recently filled up, mostly because of google photos. I deleted some things in drive and freed up a couple gb, which was somewhat mysteriously used up again within about a week. Since ...
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Website (or other easily accessible resource) that shows images of Unicode and other encodings? [closed]

I am trying to find a website that displays an image of less common characters? The reason an image is important is because an image can be displayed in any browser, on any OS, in any OS locale, ...
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Can I buy more than 2TB of storage on pCloud?

Space on my QNAP NAS is running out. I'm taking some photos and videos, and I need to have space to store them, but I also want them accessible via a simple user-friendly interface (a virtual disk in ...
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How does Gmail/Google drive "family" storage sharing work?

I'm unclear as to how "sharing your drive with a family member" works. My wife and I both have free Gmail accounts. We are both maxed out close to 15GB each. My question: If I purchase (say) a 200 ...
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OneDrive is reporting being full from only 1GB of files, recycling bin is empty

Of the 5GB space on OneDrive you get for free I've put only ~1GB of files on, double checked each folder, even in OneDrive settings on my PC it says the sizes of the folders are that big (when summed ...
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What are the storage limits for Telegram's groups?

We can read that: Since Telegram's launch in 2013, you can send files up to 1.5 GB and access them from any of your devices, including computers. Source: Shared Files and Fast Mute. Although it ...
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Is there a free cloud storage app to install on my server? [closed]

I am looking for a free web application to manage cloud storage so that I can install it on my web server and serve client requests? Let's say I want to have my own Dropbox (on my own domain like ...
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Locate large files on Google Drive

I seem to have a storage issue on my Google Drive. The storage used indicated on the home page, visible on the image below, is 5x larger than the storage used on my Home folder calculated with this ...
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How do I check my available storage in my Adobe cloud storage?

I have an Adobe cloud storage account. How do I check my available storage in my Adobe cloud storage?
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What is the best way to download big files form MEGA.nz?

Cloud storage service MEGA.nz has a web interface that can be accessed from a web browser, like Firefox. If a user tries to access his cloud storage through a browser and tries to download a file to ...
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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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Restoring previous file versions through Google Drive

I have an InDesign file that I've been working on that is stored in my Google Drive folder. I am trying to restore it to a previous version. However I see no option for it based on what I read online....
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Google Apps, 50 accounts: from free to 100 GB/month for one account only

I have Google Apps free plan (50 Google accounts) and I would like to apply a different plan for one account only: from free to 100 GB/month (lots of mails, I need space). I fear that changing plan ...
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Can box.com files be viewed natively in the browser?

Is it possible to view files, e.g. in HTML, text or Markdown format, natively in the browser when they are hosted on box.com? I’ve seen the "direct link" post on community.box.com, which pertains to ...
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What will happen to my OneDrive files when the storage space decreases to 5GB?

I logged into OneDrive today and received this message: Seems like Microsoft are pushing Office 365 harder than ever, and are shrinking my 25GB OneDrive account to 5GB in a few months. However, I am ...
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export saved Google images into Google photos

How do I import saved images from http://www.google.com/save/ into Google Photos without downloading them? (From Linux.) Similar to, but different from: How to download all Google Search images ...
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Will Dropmark get rid of my files if I don't upgrade to pro?

I think it's pretty self explanatory. I haven't explicitly read anything of the sort so far, but it'd make sense to delete collection of files that haven't been updated or downloaded for a while. Free ...
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Unlimited storage on Google Drive for students

Context: http://googleforeducation.blogspot.in/2014/09/announcing-drive-for-education-21st.html Can any student with a .edu email address get unlimited storage in Google Drive just by signing up? Is ...
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Give another account full access to all files in one account?

My school gives us Google Drive accounts to do all of our school work in, and teachers frequently "share" files with us through Drive. However, I don't like having two separate accounts — one for ...
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Trello Limitations for free accounts?

I have signed up trello few days back and just looking for limitations for the free version. Is there any limitations for the free signup ? And if yes , what are those ? I belong to institute and want ...
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Google Photos is using all of my quota even though I'm uploading as "High quality"

I have a 25 GB limit and have been uploading JPEGs to Google Photos. I have set it in Google Photos options so they are uploaded as High quality (free unlimited storage), and verified that they are ...
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Storage limitations on Google Keep

I've tried searching for the answer but couldn't find it. Do the notes stored in Google Keep use space from the Google storage? Or is it free and unlimited like a Google doc in Google Drive? EDIT: ...
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Number of entries and size of the storage

I am looking for a form making website that can provide me a form capable to store up to 500 entries each having a file of 1 Mb attached to it. As Cognito has no way to be paid, I'm looking to know ...
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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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Purchase a Google Drive plan for someone else?

My mom and sister are starting to use Google drive to upload their photos and other files, they are soon to be running out of space. On my personal account I have a 100GB plan purchased ($2/m) and I'd ...
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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, ...
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Copy.com: How to move or copy files from web folders via the web interface

I have a free 15-Giga account with Copy.com. Once I have uploaded files, I am unable to move or copy them among the cloud folders. Any help?
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How to save file from a website to ADrive?

I have read How to save a file to an online cloud storage using a url to that file?. I found the website that offers saving file to cloud, but it limited only save to DropBox or Google Drive. I ...
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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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Why does Google Drive delete files removed from the local computer?

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. When I put my files into this folder it got uploaded to Google Drive. When the uploads were completed, I ...
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Live\ Hotmail email storage

Are all mails from Outlook\Live\Hotmail stored in SkyDrive? Because I have around 6000 emails and some contain attachments of around 1 or 2 MB. But my SkyDrive shows that only 0.01 GB is used. Can I ...
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How can people read S4 data?

There is a service called Super Simple Storage Service (or S4) They say: S4's state-of-the-art write-only interface removes the headaches commonly associated with reading data. OK, so how can I ...
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How much storage do I have for photos?

I synchronise my photographs from my iPad with Google Plus and Dropbox. One day I found that Dropbox doesn't have enough space for my photos, but Google Plus takes all of them. How much storage space ...
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Migrating an Outlook .pst file to Gmail

My mother-in-law has been using Outlook for 10+ years and is having all kinds of issues with a very large .pst file. She currently uses it with POP based email provider only (she is an individual and ...
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Dropbox like sync service without real-time sync

I use Dropbox for syncing between computers and as cloud backup, but I a lot of my work is software and graphics based with either large files or hundreds of small files being updated very often. ...
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How does Google Drive handle a name conflict when you copy or move a file?

If I is the web interface in Google Docs to copy MyFile.txt into a G Folder that already has MyFile.txt what happens in these scenarios? The file contents are the same The file contents are ...
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Host HTML file with direct download link [closed]

Is there a host where you can upload an HTML file without needing an account and then there is a direct download link? I would need this for my HTML class, so that students can upload a file and then ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my Gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email)...
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Upgraded GMail Storage - Not Showing?

I have paid for the upgrade of Gmail to 25GB because my account has reached the 10GB limit. However, it still shows 10GB limit and that I am out of space. In my google account is says I have the 25GB ...
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Github as an Online External Storage

Does Github serves as an online external drive? How much available space storage if so?
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Why is GitHub not used like Dropbox, for sharing video and audio? [closed]

I have seen people talking about GitHub as a repository for source code and I myself use GitHub for distributed version control, but one thing I didn't understand is why don't people use it for ...
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