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Check which Dropbox files are currently syncing

For anyone looking at this question in 2014+, you can now see what is being synced (on a Mac at least—I don't know the answer for Windows, but I'm sure someone will provide that answer). Hold Alt, ...
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How to analyze size of files in Dropbox

I highly recommend unclouded which is only for android phones. At the time of this writing it is a very new app but under my tests it worked perfectly(it's even, dare I say it, pretty beautiful) but ...
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Dropbox folder downloads as 'unspecified' file

This happens when you have "too many" files in that folder. From the Dropbox Help Center: https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/49 Can I download entire folders on the Dropbox website? Note: It's ...
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What happens to my Dropbox data when my extended storage space expires?

According to the Dropbox Help Site you still have access, but you will not be able to sync anything (new or changed files) until you get the space down to whatever you are actually subscribing to.
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If I delete the files on my computer’s Dropbox folder does it delete them from Dropbox?

Yes, the files get deleted from Dropbox as well. However, there are two possibilities to overcome this: Set the Dropbox app to sync selectively and disable sync for that particular folder that you ...
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May I use Dropbox as hosting for website's static files?

As of May 2017, the Public folder has been converted to a standard, private folder (this conversion happened for Dropbox Basic users on March 15, 2017). The in-browser rendering of HTML files has ...
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How to replace Gmail "Add to Drive" with "Add to Dropbox"?

No, "download and add to GDrive" copies the file between Google servers without downloading it to your computer. That's why it's built in to Gmail. You can download the file to your Dropbox folder on ...
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Change Dropbox computer name

Here's how to edit computer names in Dropbox. Go to Dropbox.com and log in. Click your name in the upper right, and click Settings in the dropdown menu. Click the Security tab near the top of the ...
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

There is an official version (for Android) here: Why does the Dropbox Android app request access to my contacts? The Android app uses your contacts to provide features that make it easier ...
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Check which Dropbox files are currently syncing

If you're under Linux, type this in the command-line: find ~/Dropbox -type f -exec dropbox filestatus {} \; | grep 'syncing'
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Rename the "Dropbox (Personal)" folder?

I had the same problem. Try this (which is working for me so far) on MacOS: Make a backup Make another backup, somewhere else. Create a "Dropbox" folder in whatever location you want. Copy your files ...
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Not reveal indentity when sharing documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox

Since recently, a Dropbox update makes it so that people can see your full first and last name on files that you share publicly. https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2015/04/commenting-now-available/
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Shared folder user permissions in popular cloud-storage apps

I would avoid Google Apps for Business as your primary storage solution. When I was sourcing alternatives, Box.com was the only one that I felt would provide some benefit. In the end, I didn't see ...
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Static web hosting on Dropbox — index.html

Dropbox is intended for file sharing, not really web hosting and will even limit the traffic to your site if it gets too much traffic. If you are just trying to host some kind of blog I suggest using ...
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Static web hosting on Dropbox — index.html

The index.html redirect from / is resolved by the web server. Given that Dropbox doesn’t offer a web hosting service, but a file hosting service, I doubt you’ll be able to make it work the way you ...
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

This is not a definitive answer, but I feel the reason they would would give is: When you are sharing a file, if they have your contacts, they can suggest you email address to share the link with. ...
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What features will be restricted for dropbox free users after March 15, 2017?

For free users, "the Public folder will be converted into a standard Dropbox folder that’s private to your account." If anyone you've shared a link with previously clicks that link after March 15, ...
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How to replace Gmail "Add to Drive" with "Add to Dropbox"?

Dropbox has released an extension for Chrome that allows you to save attachments to Dropbox and to insert links to Dropbox files into new messages. Here's the link to the extension: Dropbox for ...
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Does Dropbox sync incremental updates to files or the whole file each time?

Dropbox does incremental sync. Official Statement: Before transferring a file, we compare the new file to the previous version and only send the piece of the file that changed. This is called a "...
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Will deleting pictures from Dropbox online delete them from my PC's (and iPad's) folders?

So long as the desktop/iPad is connected to your Dropbox account, yes, deleting them from Dropbox account online will delete them from your desktop/iPad.
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How do I clear notifications in Dropbox?

You can not disable or clear web console notification. Incase if you wanted to disable desktop notification you can follow the below steps to do so. locate dropbox icon and right click the icon. ...
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Can I move photos from Dropbox to Google Photos without downloading?

I solved it in no time with https://app.mover.io/ (freemium. I used it once to do a massive, one-time moving) Just authorize both apps to be connected through the web interface and you're all set! ...
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How can I upload Facebook photos into Dropbox?

Use Facebook's built in archiver. Account settings> Download a copy of my data (Remember, that doesn't grab photos you're tagged in.) If you want store all the photos there are some Tools ...
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How can I have two-way sync between Dropbox 'Camera uploads' and my phone?

The Dropbox "Camera Uploads" feature doesn't work that way. What it does is, when you take a photo, it copies the file to the "Camera Uploads" folder in Dropbox, which then syncs to your Dropbox ...
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Do I regain storage space if I delete files from my Dropbox folder?

Yes, you regain storage space when you delete files from Dropbox. Also, with Dropbox, if you had lots of pending camera uploads that couldn't be uploaded to your Dropbox because it was full. Once you ...
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Dropbox account deleting

If you gave the other person your Dropbox user ID and password, then it should be enough to delete the account. Once the account is deleted, he won't be able to access it through the web or the ...
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What features will be restricted for dropbox free users after March 15, 2017?

The Public folder is a special folder (there's only one of it in the whole Dropbox. It's hard-coded) where if you put anything in you automatically get a link from which anybody around the web can ...
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Does a Dropbox shared folder occupy storage space on all accounts?

Yes, the shared folder/files will take up space in everyone's account who has access to it. From Dropbox's Help Centre: The size of a shared folder will be counted against the quota of every ...
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Not reveal indentity when sharing documents to the public by Google document and by Dropbox

on your google link i can see your full name(first and last) by simply going into details in the menu on the right. I am glad you shared this link because i will no longer share items on my google ...
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