Whilst it is possible to unlink other computers through the web interface, as slhck noted, this leaves all of your files where you don't want them. Depending on the sensitivity of your files (and how much work you want for yourself) you can:
Back up all Dropbox files locally
Delete any sensitive files from your Dropbox
Wait for the sync to remove these ...
On Linux, the Dropbox client is subject to a default system limit on the number of directories it can monitor for changes. There is a warning regarding this, along the lines of:
Unable to monitor filesystem
Please run: echo 100000 | sudo tee
/proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches and restart Dropbox to correct
This comes up often in ...
In the web interface click repeatedly the second column header, i.e. Type until it shows Size - then you will see the size of all the items in the current folder.
In the latest version it is now a drop-down that you can click and select Size.
Go to https://www.dropbox.com/account#security and here under My devices, unlink the machines you no longer own:
Note that the computer, according to Dropbox:
will no longer stay in sync, but it will keep a copy of any file it currently has.
There's kind of a workaround. Add
at the end of the link that was shared with you. This will download the entire folder as a neatly zipped archive.
Note: This will not work with folders > 20GB or with more than 10,000 files.
As of the moment the following is possible: Go to your shared folders overview, select the folder you want to download -> a context menu appears at the top of the list with a download button. This downloads the whole folder as a zip.
As of today (6/10/2012) there is not a way to do this. Changing my folder name to Camera from Camera Uploads prompted the upload process to create a new folder named Camera Uploads. You can rename any folder to Camera Uploads (top level only) and it will upload photos into it automatically.
The above mentioned solutions do not work anymore.
Instead, open the folder you want to download and click to select individual files, or press Ctrl+A to select all files. A row of buttons will appear above the list of files, click the Download button to download the selected files as a Zip compressed archive.
Matthew Crumley's solution works as well,...
The link generated for a file is something like this:
If you replace www with dl it will take you directly to the respective file. Alternatively, adding ?dl=1 at the end of the link above, will redirect it to the dl.dropbox.com URL.
Now, if you have the link to a folder and you add ?dl=1 at the ...
It appears that the files were not mine to delete after all.
Right clicking on the folder brings up the context menu - the first option of which is Shared Folder Options. Clicking on that option shows the following dialog:
In this case I'm the only member on the list so it's safe to delete the folder. In the other folder there were more names on the list - ...
This is (currently) not possible using the web interface.
I'd recommend going through and deleting things you don't need in each folder, perhaps sorting them into folders such as "Keep", "Not Sure" then use selective sync with your PC to only sync the files you need. Though this is not very practical on the web interface as you cannot move around files by ...
Just to expand on Dez's answer, whilst you may not be able to change the directory that the photos are uploaded to originally, you are able to move the photos into different directories, or have directories within the Camera Uploads folder, meaning that you are still able to organise the photos as you wish. Once uploaded, according to the dropbox website:
Yes, it is because you used the same computer.
This is covered by the explanation of the different Dropbox referral statuses:
Ineligible means that the recipient is ineligible for the referral program. Either they have already registered an account with Dropbox or are attempting to register using the same computer as you. These restrictions are intended ...
If that user has set the shared file/folder to sync to their computer then yes, it will stay updated when their dropbox syncs.
Keep in mind, though, that there are many ways that the file/folder could be out of sync:
Other person hasn't turned on their computer
Other person hasn't turned on syncing for that file/folder
Other person has Dropbox setup to not ...
Ubuntu One allows you to do this with a global configuration file.
On Linux, a section of the configuration file ~/.config/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf allows you to specify Python regular expressions to be ignored. A similar configuration file exists on other platforms.
Sign in to Dropbox. From the Dropbox webpage: go to the "Camera Uploads" folder and click on the ones you want deleted. (You can use Ctrl+A to highlight all on that page.)
Then click on "delete" in the top menu.
The Public folder was a feature in Dropbox that was later removed. It now exists only for users who've signed up before it was disabled.
For newer accounts, you can share a link to any file from any directory by clicking Share Link. You can't, however, get a direct public link from the context menu itself.
See: What is the Public folder for? - 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 to install it you have to join their group. There are really easy instructions at http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-unclouded-t2825327, it ...
No, not possible.
Can't see it on the web interface or on any of the apps on linked devices.
Your only near option currently is to see what has been done after the fact by checking out the recent events page on Dropbox.
Answer from GitHub: Working with large files
While git is terrific for a great number of use cases, it has trouble
with large files. If you are pushing large files to GitHub, you might
want to evaluate your workflow to make sure those files are truly
necessary. Game assets, such as graphics, might be required for your
repository, while SQL ...
This happens when you have "too many" files in that folder.
From the Dropbox Help Center:
Can I download entire folders on the Dropbox website?
Note: It's not possible to use the website to download an entire folder that's over 1 GB or that has over 10,000 files. If the folder is in your account, use the Dropbox ...
Answer by Moo at Serverfault:
Dropbox uses a binary diff algorythm to break down all files into
blocks, and only upload blocks that it doesn't already have in the
cloud. All of this is done locally on your computer.
Dropbox doesn't just use your files that you have already uploaded, it
aggregates everyones files into one database of blocks, and ...
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 want to keep online, but delete its content offline.
Use the restore feature for the deleted files.
If you want to restore any deleted files, keep in mind that ...
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, and click on the Dropbox icon in menubar. This will show you what is currently being synced.
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 your computer. (You could save steps by putting a Dropbox-folder shortcut where your "Save" dialog can use it. This varies by your desktop OS.) But you still ...