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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to download a Dropbox folder someone shared me?

Go to the Files tab of the website interface, right click on the folder, and select Download:
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How to delete all files from Dropbox via the web interface

It is now simpler than this. On the Dropbox website, there are now checkboxes that appear when you move the mouse cursor over the top filename. Check the first box. This will cause all the top-level ...
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What Markdown tags are previewed by Dropbox?

You can get list of keyboards shortcuts (including Markdown tags) from Paper doc itself (as help article mentions): For a full list of keyboard shortcuts, click the keyboard shortcuts button (it ...
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How to tell if/when you downloaded files from Dropbox or Google drive?

You don't know when files are downloaded, but you can sign out of all sessions except the current session. This will prevent others from using your account. You can also review your integrated ...
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Can Dropbox be made to store files only on their servers and not locally, to save space?

Let me rephrase this for you: I often "upload" old files I don't need anymore in a folder in Google Drive. You can do the same with Dropbox. You can upload files to Dropbox as well. The local files ...
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See which user deleted files when viewing deleted files on dropbox.com

It should say in the Events feed for that folder which computer or account they were deleted from.
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Photos in two folders

I just tested it to confirm. Deleting one photo does not delete a copy of the same photo in another folder. If anything does happen and one of your photos gets deleted by mistake, Dropbox typically ...
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Can I see who has downloaded a shared file?

From Dropbox Community dated 04-08-2015 08:17 AM: Q: how do I track downloads of any given file that I've uploaded to my account? A: You can't, Dropbox doesn't provide that feature. There may ...
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Downloading Large Folders From Dropbox

There a few solutions that I found for connecting via FTP method for connecting to/from Dropbox, but excluding those who offer a trial-version, I only found only one that has a free membership without ...
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Does a Dropbox shared folder occupy storage space on all accounts?

yes, Dropbox expects you to pay to view someone else's shared folder that they've already paid for. Google Drive doesn't do this. only the owner of the shared folder pays for that storage.
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Has Dropbox limited an amount of connections to one account?

Basic users have a three device limit as of March 2019. Plus and Professional users can link unlimited devices. Business users can link unlimited devices, but Advanced and Enterprise Dropbox Business ...
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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?

One way I've found to do it is to replace the parameter at the end of the URL dl=0 with raw=1. So https://www.dropbox.com/s/seiaurp9wefjksadjvpisautp9ojsdipf/myfile.pdf?dl=0 Would become https://www....
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Dropbox paid account that has email deleted

There are significant security issues associated with this - all designed to protect your data. If you can’t sign in to your email account, try contacting your email service provider (ESP) for ...
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Detect and remove duplicates on Dropbox online without local download

If you haven't solved this already, you might want to take a look at the Detect duplicates on Dropbox workflow from SimWorkflow. It uses the Dropbox API to retrieve file metadata and compares hashes ...
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How to synchronise a folder from GitHub repository branch upon commit to a Dropbox directory?

Have you tried: https://github.com/anishathalye/git-remote-dropbox ? A transparent bridge between Git and Dropbox - use a Dropbox (shared) folder as a Git remote!
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How do I sync new additions to a folder without syncing the rest of the folder?

You can't do this via the filesystem of your local machine, because the subdirectory (Clients) on which you want to drop the new stuff (Client22) for Dropbox upload, is not synced by Dropbox. ...
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Dropbox Public Folder's links and privacy?

Dropbox links never show up anywhere until you share with others. You can see after clicking share button it will give you lengthy link. it is because of difficult to guess. So don't worry.
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Do new Dropbox users no longer get a "Top Secret.txt" file by default?

Public folders have been depreciated I'm afraid John-Kim so accounts are no longer created with them. source: Dropbox forums I worked around my issue by integrating with the Dropbox Chooser dropin ...
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