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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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 ...
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AppleScript for Dropbox on External HD

Disclaimer: I don't know much AppleScript, but I am a bit of a programmer, so you can go a little technical on me. I am looking for a solution to the issue of putting Dropbox on an external HD. ...
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Help with “Couldn't start dropbox” message

My MacBook Pro is running Mavericks (10.9.5.) I restored a backup into my computer and then tried to use my Dropbox account and it wasn't working: I got the "Couldn't start dropbox" message. Before I ...
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Renamed Home Folder, now Dropbox Mac App won't launch

I renamed my home folder using these directions from Apple - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548 Worked great. However, now when I try to launch the Dropbox app it asks for permission to modify ...
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Add favorite folder shortcut in Mac OSX top menu?

I remember in the old days, I was able to do a single click on the dropbox icon on the top menu (OSX) and able to jump into the folder directly. Now, I need to click on the dropbox icon first, and ...
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Dropbox.com not accessible on Yosemite 10.10.3

I've OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. Since sometime dropbox.com is not accessible on my mac. Now since few days dropbox in my finder doesn't sync. I uninstalled it and now I cannot install as dropbox.com ...
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how to browse photos in mac folder via iPhone

Can one use the iPhone to browse photos and videos that reside in folders on a internet connected mac? I have recently decided to not use library based photo managers - after Apple decided to give up ...
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Encrypted partial backup in Dropbox

I'm storing the majority of my documents in Dropbox. I store all my passwords in 1Password (with encrypted backup in Dropbox). I also have a large pool of files (SSH keys, SSL certs, encryption ...
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Pillars of Eternity: Games in the cloud

I have the Mac App Store version (not Steam) of Pillars of Eternity and I would like to synchronise saved games among two Macs. Either with iCloud or Dropbox. I tried to synchronise ...
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How can I prevent TextEdit from saving previous versions of a text file?

I've got a simple text file that I keep in Dropbox for holding important notes. I've name it so it shows up at the top of the directory, so that it is quickly accessible from anywhere - on my Mac, ...
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Why isn't Finder updating a folder's contents?

Today I had the strange behavior that I added some files to a folder in Finder (that happens to be in dropbox) from Outlook, but Finder did not show them. I could see them from the Open File dialog ...
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troubleshooting Finder (and disk access?) speeds — Dropbox extension problems?

I am on Yosemite 10.10.3, though in the public beta program (which now is in sync with releases). I am also in the Dropbox beta, now on 3.5.58, for what it's worth. File access is curiously slow now. ...
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iPhone black-and-white pictures appear as color when uploaded to Mac OS X - how to fix?

My black-and-white-captured iPhone 6 iOS 8.1.1 Camera photos uploaded (via Dropbox Camera Uploads) to my Mac OS 10.9.5 MacBook Air all appear in color in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Preview.app. All ...
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Finder gets confused after using the mv command in the Dropbox folders

I should mention I'm new to command lines. I want to rename files using the mv command in the Terminal. I type: mv oldFileName.pdf newFileName.pdf Afterwards, I use the ls command to check whether ...
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Sync Dropbox: SOME files not syncing (Video inside)

This is really strange. Dropbox generally works, but SOME files just do not sync. Or rather: Syncing takes forever as you can see here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgn41xt7v82k7gh/syncproblem.mov?dl=0 ...
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How do you delete Dropbox from OS X Yosemite?

So this seems like an obvious one, but after some searching around the web and Dropbox's bad help section I've really come unstuck with this. I'm trying to delete the official Dropbox app from my ...
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Sharing Dropbox folder between OSX and Ubuntu

I've got a MacBook Pro in dual boot MacOSX + Ubuntu. I'm sharing a home partition between the two, with HFS+ filesystem, and a Data partition, also in HFS+. In the Data partition I placed my Dropbox ...
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Can I stop Dropbox from automatically updating itself on OS X?

Dropbox seems to auto-update itself on OS X. Problem is that the latest version of Dropbox doesn't support OS X 10.10.0 which I have to run for compatibility with other apps. I tried re.installing ...
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Limit hard drive i/o usage by one process (Dropbox)

I'm using only 5% of 1TB given by Dropbox and it regularly chokes my Mac Mini's HDD by "Downloading file list" too often. I think it's just a poor performance (it started since the last Dropbox ...
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Dropbox Install in Data Partition between OS X and Windows 7 Boot Camp

I have a Data partition between OS X Mavericks and Windows 7 Boot Camp. I have my Dropbox folder in the partition. I have tried using it in the past formatted as exFAT. This was unsatisfactory in that ...
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iPad photos selected folders synchronization with dropbox

how to synchronize photos selected folders with dropbox on iPad by desktop Mac application?
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Document editing on the ipad

It is not clear to me how the file system in iOS 8 works. Consider e.g. the Dropbox app, when I open a document in another app, what happens? It looks to me as: copy of the file is created file ...
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Remove dropbox icon from Finder toolbar [closed]

The dropbox icon keeps reappearing in my finder toolbar, no matter how many times I Command Drag it off, or remove it in customize toolbar. How can I get rid of this annoying button that keeps coming ...
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Preventing files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled

Is there any way to prevent files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled in Mac OS X? By default all imported image files are renamed into their timestamps: I think to keep ...
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Open HTML files on Dropbox application

On my computer I'm developing some simple front-end web pages made of typical structure: HTML source code for structuring the elements; CSS classes linked to the HTML; JavaScript files linked to ...
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Dropbox109 process asking to access firewall on Yosemite

As the title says, I have a process called Dropbox109 asking to access the internet. I have denied it. I have Dropbox installed since Mavericks, and its been working fine (uploads/downloads/sync). ...
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Dropbox on iOS has lost sharing menus

I used to use Dropbox's sharing menu on iOS to transfer pubs and ibooks from my Mac to iBooks on my iPad. But now, for some reason, when I click on 'Open with' nothing happens. Can anyone help me ...
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Creating symlinks in “~/Library/Application Support/minecraft” that point to Dropbox, but “the original item for ”[file]“ can’t be found.”

The Background: I use Dropbox to back up my minecraft worlds, configuration files, and various other folders (bin, launcher_profiles.json, mods, resourcepacks, saves, servers.dat, versions). I put ...
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Are symlinks recognized by iCloud?

I would love to keep all of my personal files (docs, photos, videos, music) in my user folder where they're supposed to be, and still have them on iCloud for my mobile devices. I thought of putting ...
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Moving iTunes music to Dropbox on iPhone5

I have the upgraded Dropbox app but need to figure out how to move the music on my phone iTunes gallery over to Dropbox via my iPhone as I haven't been able to sync my music on my MacBook Air due to ...
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iCloud Drive to behave like Dropbox

In my Dropbox, I have files inside a number of custom-made folders. I am able to view these files and folders inside apps that support Dropbox on my iPhone. I want iCloud Drive to behave in the same ...
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How to upload pictures from Photos app to dropbox

I was trying to upload a few images from my iPad Photos app to dropbox. However, when I clicked on the share icon(the box with an arrow pointing upward),I don't see any Dropbox to select from. The ...
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Can't see Dropbox folder within localhost

I've setup Apache for web development on Yosemite. It's setup fine and I'm able to view folders within my documentroot using http://localhost as I'd expect to. I now want to use my Projects folder ...
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Why do my custom alias icons keep changing back to default icons?

I have created alias shortcuts for several applications on my Macbook pro Desktop and added custom icons. My problem is that every now and then when I shut off my computer or put it to sleep, the ...
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No longer able to copy file link in Dropbox after upgrading Mac to Yosemite

I upgraded my Mac to OS to 10.10 Yosemite. Dropbox no longer lets me copy the file link to send someone to let them download files. I don't get the choice anymore in my right click info. Can you tell ...
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Yosemite broke Dropbox toolbar shortcut to reveal files in Finder

I just updated to Yosemite, and now I cant access newly added files through the dropdown menu the Dropbox icon in the toolbar provides. Previously it was possible to reveal a newly added file in ...
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How to automatically find corrupted PDF files?

Due to a recent syncing issue with Dropbox I ended with a lot of conflicting copies and corrupted files across different machines. Especially PDF documents seemed to be corrupted in some way that ...
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Lost Dropbox context menu entries, file and folder status indicators in Finder after updating to Yosemite

I've lost all the Dropbox context menu options in Finder after updating to Yosemite. All indications of sync status on the files in my Dropbox location are also gone. The odd thing is, those context ...
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How Do I Know If A File Has Been Successfully Synced To iCloud Drive?

I am trying out iCloud Drive as a potential replacement for Dropbox. One of the nice things about Dropbox is that it produces little green checkmarks on file and folder icons to let the user know that ...
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iphone notes app that supports Dropbox sync, search, import text files automatically

I search for a notes application that supports File sync with Dropbox folder Searching the contents of the text files Import new files from Dropbox folder automatically I found an app that ...
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How to upload photos/files to iCloud like with Dropbox's application?

I've recently extended my iCloud storage to 20GB and now I am wondering how to upload files to it from my iPhone. Is there any way to do it as it is in dropbox's application? Just to open the folder ...
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iPhone 5c Dropbox upload delay

If I have the background refresh, location services, as well as the auto upload turned on in Dropbox, will it still only upload pics and vids when location is changed or the app is opened? Is this ...
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Automator shell Script works, except inside dropbox

I used Automator to create a service that runs pdf2svg from the context menu in Finder. for f in "$@" do /opt/local/bin/pdf2svg $f ${f%.*}".svg" done It works fine, except it does not work on ...
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Linked Folder in a shared folder in Dropbox

I have a folder, that I linked with one in Dropbox using: http://lifehacker.com/5154698/sync-files-and-folders-outside-your-my-dropbox-folder and was just wondering if that was situated inside a ...
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Large Time Machine Backups 10.9.4. Excluded Dropbox and VirtualBox

Issue: Time Machine wants to take 60Gb, 40GB, etc. when that is not the amount of data change. I have excluded Dropbox and my VirtualBox VMs from the backup via the GUI. I tried this previously via ...
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How to get rid of re-appearing Dropbox Finder Toolbar button?

I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and have Dropbox 2.10.29 installed. For some reason I can't permanently remove the Dropbox button from the Finder toolbar. I can remove it temporarily using Customize ...