Brand name cloud-based file storage system with live syncing to a web app, desktop apps, and mobile apps. Not to be confused with the native folder on OS X which people can "drop" files into.

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App (or OSX) changing Accessibility setting by itself

Dropbox requests (though doesn't seem to require, i.e. it runs without) accessibility/control computer permission (under Security -> Privacy). Removing permission manually (requiring admin password), ...
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Which text editors for iPhone support tabs and editing files in Dropbox in-place?

For about three hours, I've been searching for a text editor on iPhone with the following features: Support for browsing files in Dropbox and editing them in-place. Support for keeping more than one ...
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MacOS Read-Only While Editing (iWork + Dropbox)

I have a coding challenge and I would be very grateful for your help. Our small business uses Dropbox to share files between employees. We've been using a word processor called WordPerfect but we're ...
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How should I format a Micro SD card for Dropbox storage?

I have been using a 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3 device with my MacBook for a while now and have really grown to love having all of my Dropbox available without using up my SSD disk space. I've ...
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How can Almost Empty Dropbox folder Take 1.3 GB Space?

System: El-Capitan 10.11.5. Finder details of Dropbox folder I deleted Dropbox from my PC. The directory size is 1.3GB although it contains only symlinks, by ls -laS drwxr-xr-x+ 54 masi staff ...
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Dropbox folder not syncing after move

I moved my dropbox folder to a different location, following the instructions provided by dropbox. (I use the desktop client. OS X 10.11.5) Specifically, I clicked on the Dropbox icon, went to ...
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How to sync home folders with Dropbox/Onedrive/Google Drive?

For some reason, I'd like to sync my home folders (that is ~) with sync tools such as Dropbox/Onedrive/Google Drive. However, making a symbolism link is not working. Then I found some apps while none ...
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iOS 9.3.1: Dropbox 6.2 doesn't appear in Activities in Photos

From the Photos app in iOS 9.3.1, Dropbox does not appear in the list of places where I can share photos. I've tried clicking on the three dots at the right of both activities bars, and Dropbox is ...
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Preview of pictures in Cloudfogger wanted

I used to work with Cloudfogger on Windows. I like it there. On Mac I do not like the implementation that much. For example the preview of photos does not work from within Finder. Does anyone have a ...
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Run Automator script when new files are added

I'm trying to make an automator script to import photos in Photos.app that are in my DropBox folder. Nothing spectacular you'd say - true. But I can't get it to work. On a change in the folder, the ...
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Does iCloud storage keep files on the device?

I may be wrong, but I noticed that iCloud keeps files on the device, while the Dropbox app doesn't. If I have a 8GB phone and 10GB of photos in the cloud. The iCloud would fill the phone, but Dropbox ...
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Share single dropbox account between two user accounts

I have two user accounts on my MacBook, one for work and other personal. I would like to share the same dropbox account between both user accounts with read & write access. Currently I have access ...
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Dropbox, Google Drive and symlinks

My client has a 240GB SSD boot drive and a 2TB data drive. We've tried moving the whole /User/username folder and pointing to it using advanced options in the Users and Groups System Preference. That ...
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With Automator from Android phone via Dropbox to Photos.app

For people who don’t have an iPhone, it seems useful to use cloud storage apps on their smartphone that automatically upload new photos taken with its camera, e.g. Dropbox. A Mac running the ...
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Dropbox files are syncing but Finder is not displaying them

I'm running Yosemite (and have been for a while) and suddenly new Dropbox files are not showing in Finder. They are syncing properly, and I can see this in the Dropbox recently updated menu in the ...
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Dropbox context menu and TotalFinder failure

few months I'm struggling with strange behaviour two of my Apps. TotalFinder and Dropbox. Issue is combined with Dropbox menu available on right-mouse-click. When I start computer with Dropbox and ...
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Fle transfer from Drop Box to iTunes

I recently had a friend drop a number of CD's into Drop Box. I transferred them from Drop Box into iTunes (my personal music). I've done this in the past and it worked fine. This time I made the ...
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Merge Dropbox pictures in to iCloud Photos

Years ago I was changing phones and created a Dropbox account so that my old pictures could be saved. For the past 4 or 5 years I've been using an iPhone so my pictures are stored in iCloud Photos. ...
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How do I save multiple images from my Dropbbox app to my Camera Roll

I need to save multiple photos from my Dropbox to my camera roll. From what I can see you can only do one at a time. Is there a way to this by folder? I have 60+ images and and doing one at a time ...
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Change Folder Icon for Shared Dropbox Folder

I have several shared Dropbox folders. I would like to change the folder icon for each, to be a picture of the people with whom that folder is shared. I know that I can change the icons for regular ...
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Importing photos iphone via dropbox app not working

I'm having some issues importing my camera roll to my dropbox. I'm using an iphone 6s, latest iOS, latest version of the dropbox app. It used to import my photos just fine, but now it will only ...
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Disk's Volumes corrupted when shutdown during synch

I've had this issue for quite a while I had a Windows Dualboot. When running OSX, and when Dropbox is synching, when shutting down to boot into Windows, the disk where Dropbox was synching to gets ...
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Retaining current files in Dropbox after restoring Time Machine backup

My mac recently had a software problem and I need to restore a time machine backup to get the mac working again. I do not want to restore any dropbox files to their earlier state, especially since I ...
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Remove “move to dropbox” menu in Finder

I want to remove the annoying "move to dropbox" entry in the menu when I right click a file in Finder. I can turn off Finder extension all together but I do like the green check marks. I just don't ...
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Symbolic links of plist file getting turned into plain text files

I'm trying to share my Sequel Pro favourites between my iMac and my Macbook Air. The method I'm using is this: On the iMac, ove Favorites.plist from ~/Application Support/Sequel Pro/Data to ~/...
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CHM reader with Dropbox/Google Drive support in iPad?

I would like to find some CHM reader which you can use to read CHM files which are located in Dropbox or Google Drive. I could not open books of those cloud services in CHMate premium, although there ...
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How to debug .app that only successfully launches from Terminal?

Recently, my Dropbox.app stopped launching correctly. If I double-click on the app or try to launch via spotlight, the app just silently dies within a second. I see it show up in Activity Monitor, but ...
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How to open dropbox folder with Forklift

I installed Forklift and mainly I use it. But when I click the Dropbox icon, Dropbox folder opens with Finder. How can I change this behaviour and open DropBox folder with Forklift?
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iTunes / Apple Music Duplicate / Music not in my Library that should be

I just got a brand new iMac. I have most my home directory folders (Documents, Downloads, Music, Movies, Pictures) in Dropbox and use symlinks to access them so if I ever need to reinstall or anything ...
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Dropbox: Stop syncing “ghost files”

If you are a Mac user, and you happen to have looked at local folders using the terminal, you might have noticed, that a file foo.txt is there BUT also ._foo.txt. That is considered a "ghost file", ...
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I uninstalled Dropbox but still have .dropbox listed when I do ls -a. Why?

I have uninstalled Dropbox from my Applications on OS X but it is still showing as .dropbox in my home directory. Why is that please?
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Dropbox and locate?

I frequently use the locate command to find files on my machine, but it doesn't index the Dropbox folder. I can't find any way to configure the folder selection. Is there a way to include dropbox in ...
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Use the Downloads folder as shared folder between two Macs with Dropbox

I would like to have the Downloads folder of my Mac shared between two Macs using Dropbox. The idea is to have the same archives in both Download folders. How can I accomplish this?
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Automatic incremental bootable off-site online backup

I'm looking for a way to clone my hard disk and have that clone be stored online. If my house burns down I could then download the disk file and mount it, so I could pick up from where I left off. ...
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How to handle cloud storage in a Time Machine backup?

I'm going to need to restore my entire system (running OS X 10.11.1 public beta, if it matters) from Time Machine soon, after I install a new SSHD in my MacBook Pro. I have around 30 GB of files saved ...
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What is causing Dropbox files to show up in my iCloud Drive?

Short question: What could possibly be copying Dropbox files to my iCloud Drive? Long Background: I have several Macs, all running Yosemite 10.10.5. I have several iOS devices most running iOS 8, a ...
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What will Dropbox do when I boot my external backup drive?

My MacBook just died and I brought it into the store to get it fixed. Luckily I have a recent backup (from last week) that I made with SuperDuper so I can actually plug it into my wife's Mac and boot ...
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Having trouble installing Dropbox on iPad

I personally have never used an iPad. I invited a friend to a shared folder on Dropbox, and tried to help her install Dropbox on her iPad. It said there was not enough memory. But it only listed ...
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Dropbox, why the accessibility

In System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Accessibility: Dropbox.app is there and it is checked. Why does Dropbox need access to the OS's accessibility features? Is it safe to uncheck it, will ...
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Does Dropbox Auto Camera Upload work with iCloud Photo Library?

Currently, I store all my photos in iCloud Photo Library. However, I'd like to have another copy of them in Dropbox. Ideally, I'd want my iPad to upload all new images that I add to my iCloud Photo ...
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How can I take photos off my iPhone automatically?

I shoot a lot of photos and videos so my iPhone fills up often. The way I deal with it now is a time-wasting chore. I connect my phone to my computer. Dropbox automatically sucks my photos & ...
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multiple dropbox instances hangs in starting loop

So I have recently installed two separate concurrent instances of dropbox on Mavericks. There are plenty of scripts on the web (all roughly the same) that seem to lead to a common issue, specifically ...
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Protect changes to plain text file written by standard user's execution of bash script

I have written a simple bash script that I want to use as a time clock for employees (work-studies) in my computer lab. The script works great. 1. Each work-study has two icons (two separate bash ...
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Did Dropbox 3.8.5 break multiple instances?

For a while, I've been running two Dropbox accounts, a personal and a work account, and it's been great. The method that I'm using is with an Automator workflow that fires up on boot. All that's in ...
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Dropbox vs Github for dotfiles sync? [closed]

For the last few years I've been using Dropbox to sync my dotfiles. For zsh, oh-my-zsh, emacs settings etc. More people seem to be using Github for this. What are the advantages and disadvantages in ...
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Dropbox drains battery, what can I do?

I have a 13" retina macbook pro, and I recently noticed, that dropbox started using up a lot of my battery, with an average use of about 16 (units in the activity monitor). It has probably been a ...
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Setting background image to dropbox file doesn't update background

Im trying to have my desktop background be an image stored on my dropbox account. My dropbox folder is linked in my home directory. When i set the background to this photo and then change the photo ...
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How to get music from Dropbox to ANY mp3 music type app

I am using an iphone 6, first time with an iphone, not really fond of it unfortunately bought it for the slow-mo video but having a heck of a time getting my music transferred! I don't want to live ...
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How to sync ForkLift Favourites and settings across computers?

is there any 'easy' way to sync my ForkLift so I don't have to keep updating my three computers every time I add an FTP for example.. I thought about doing a symlink via dropbox but I don't have idea ...
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Solution for syncing directory hierarchy of images from Mac to iOS?

I'm a photographer and need to keep an updated set of portfolio images synced from my Mac to my iOS devices and available for offline viewing. I have around 300 images totalling ~150MB) Right now the ...