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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. Update: In the latest version it is now a drop-down that you can click and select Size.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 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 ...


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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 also been/is being discontinued (see quoted paragraphs below for the exact dates). According to the pinned answer on this question, shared HTML files will be ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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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 page. Scroll down to where it says "Devices". This is a list of all your connected computers and phones and whatnot. Double click the name of the computer you want ...


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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 for you to use Dropbox, including sharing with friends without having to remember their contact info. For example, when you share files and photos, Dropbox ...


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No. A Shared Folder is exactly that; if one person deletes a file from the Shared Folder, it is deleted for all the people for whom the folder is shared. To do what you want, you'll need to wait for the file to finish transfering, then disconnect from the shared folder. (In the web interface, right-click the shared folder, choose "sharing options", then "...


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The Dropbox web interface has a 'show deleted files' button (icon a small trash can) at the top of each folder view. Navigate to the folder which used to contain your deleted files (if you have deleted all your files, the home directory), click this icon and select 'restore' to restore your files. See Dropbox's How do I recover deleted files?.


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Bitbucket offers private repos for groups of up to five members: There is no hard size limit, but they recommend staying under 1 GB: Bitbucket maximum size You can host your own Git service using a VPS. Digital Ocean is $5/mo. for 20GB: And some options for privately hosting shareable files: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-self-hosted-dropbox-alternatives-...


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


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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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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 enough of an advantage to offset having to spend agonizing weeks migrating our files. Also, it is a lot more expensive; you get what you pay for. My advice is ...


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You should be just fine. Uninstall Dropbox, then delete the Dropbox folder and its contents. (Not the other way around.) That should not affect your files saved in Dropbox. To be safer, right-click on the Dropbox app in your Notification Area, choose the gear, and then "Exit from Dropbox" before you proceed. That will ensure there's not synchronization ...


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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 a blogging platform such as WordPress that allows you to create a free blog.


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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 want.


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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. That's what they do on mobile as well.


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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, they will receive an error page. You will have to reshare files again. I can't imagine they are removing the share button next to the file or folder you want to ...


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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 "binary diff" and works on any file type. Source.


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For several years Dropbox has had global deduplication disabled. It seems to have been prompted by a software project "Dropship" that used global deduplication to trick Dropbox into giving people a file they didn't already have. While it could be used for legitimate purposes, Dropbox did not like it (one thing to think about is it could be used as an ...


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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 Gmail And here's a link to the Dropbox help article detailing the extensions and how to troubleshoot it if something goes wrong: What is the Dropbox Gmail ...


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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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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. Click on preferences --> General --> uncheck "Show desktop notification".


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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! You can see a progress report and in a few hours (I was moving 7-8GB) you'll have your files transferred.


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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 available. By using these tools you can store your Facebook's images into Dropbox: IFTTT PICBACKMAN PhotoGrabber Hope this will help you.


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