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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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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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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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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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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Sync iTunes library with Dropbox without letting iTunes organize the folders and files

I have an old MacBook on which I'm using iTunes to listen to my music. What is important to me is that I organize the folders and filenames of my music manually, i.e. I have the box "Keep iTunes Media ...
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How to install Dropbox on iPhone 3GS?

How can I install the Dropbox app on an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6? THe newest version of the app is iOS7-only. I've heard that if the app has been installed under your account, the App Store will ...
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Symlink TO dropbox folder in different user account

Recently purchased a new Mac to be used as a family Mac. We share my Dropbox account and I have installed this into my user folder. Question: Can I create a symlink into my wife's documents folder ...
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How to disable Gatekeeper alerts on opening text files synced with Dropbox?

I use WriteRoom to create and edit text files on the Mac (10.8.2). I keep these files in my DropBox (v1.6.14) folder so that they're synced to the cloud and can be edited on my iOS devices and other ...
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geolocate iPad via Dropbox activity

Is it possible to find the location of an iPad via Dropbox activity? We are looking for a 'lost' iPad and don't have any other app that might be able to give us information.
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Is there a data collection app that exports CSV to Dropbox?

I'm having some serious issues finding a data collection program (Spreadsheets?) for use with my Dropbox account. The application should be able to export CSV files, and automatically upload them to a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spotlight searched an image and it automatically edited itself

I have DropBox installed on my Mac. In my DropBox folder are two specific images, which we'll call Image A and Image B. I was using Spotlight Search for Image A, and used the spotlight preview pane. ...
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Adding content via Siri to text files in Dropbox?

Recently, I decided to move a series of lists I keep in the Notes app (Groceries, Shopping, Movies to Watch, Local Bands we follow, Local Restaurants we like, etc.) to a Dropbox folder that I share ...
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Sync problem between iPhoto and Dropbox?

Deleted Event or picture is not getting deleting from Dropbox . My iPhoto is Sync with dropbox and all my files are up o iPhoto are in dropbox . When I delete an Event or picture in my iPhoto library ....
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Applescript to get Dropbox file direct/share link

Is it possible to retrieve the direct/share link of a file that is in my Dropbox folder, but not in its Public subfolder? I'd like to use that for an Alfred workflow. I saw many tutorials on how to ...
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Applications (Google Drive, Dropbox, Eclipse, etc) only start when I launch them from within their package

I am running Mountain Lion and I have an issue when trying to start certain applications: Dropbox, Google Drive and Eclipse. If I click their icon inside the Applications Folder or I try to launch ...
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Is there an iPad text editor that supports c and Objective C and has an elegant dropbox sync solution?

I've been using Textastic and the Obj-C support is great but the Dropbox connection is kind of like firing blind — there's not really a way to tell whether the server or the iPad has the latest ...
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How to share annotations in PDFs between iPad and MacBook?

At the moment I use Dropbox to share PDFs between my MacBook and iPad. It works very well, except sharing annotations in the PDF-files. I open the PDF using Adobe Reader on my iPad and add some ...
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Video backup solution in the Cloud

I'm about to purchase the new Macbook Pro with Retina display and I want to get the cheapest version. But it only comes with a 256gbyte hard drive. I probably use 30gbytes for all my data and ...
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How to stream my video files from the cloud?

I use Dropbox to backup all my important files, but I'm running out of storage space on my computer. Many of the files are video files that take up the majority of my storage, and it's not imperative ...
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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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Sharing a Dropbox link directly to the clipboard, without having a browser pop open?

Is there any solution for retrieving a Dropbox share link to a file, that doesn't involve opening a browser? That puts it directly in the clipboard. (For sake of clarity, I'm referring to when you ...
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Developer setup install script, with Homebrew & Dropbox?

Installing development tools is not too hard these days, with the likes of Homebrew - http://brew.sh ... So I thought I would try to write a script with the homebrew installation and various tools, ...
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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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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 keys)...
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Is there an iPad/iPhone app that can handle editing large (~10000 line) text files?

I'm looking for an iPad/iPhone app that can handle editing large (~10000 line) text files. I would like this app to be able to access a particular Dropbox file quickly, and after editing have the file ...
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Can multiple accounts use same Dropbox, with access control

There are 7-8 different user of my Dropbox account. we are using the single account in all PC's. I want: - Certain users not to view few files. - Certain Users should not be able to edit few files. - ...
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Dropbox syncing issue (permissions) after new hard drive migration on OS X

Since upgrading my hard drive (and reinstalling OS X), doing an OS X "Migration" to the new drive, and finally re-logging into Dropbox, I now show 700 files have syncing issues. This shows up when I ...
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1 old (Snow Leopard) iMac & 2 newer (Mountain Lion) MacBooks — iCloud or DropBox?

I have an old iMac (circa 2006, Intel Core Duo) which is running Snow Leopard (somewhat slowly) and cannot be upgraded to Mountain Lion, so there's no iCloud on that machine. I also have 2 MacBook ...
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How do I use Automator to add files download via Transmission to iTunes?

Here's the setup… Computer A - Running Transmission - placing files in a Dropbox folder - Uses iTunes Match to load music from Computer B's iTunes library - Is always running Computer B - Shares ...
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Mac: back up to cloud storage or iPod

I need to hand back my current MacBook Pro, and setup up a new one. What I want is to save my all user-specific data and, maybe, all the programs installed (not necessary). I believe it is possible, ...
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Why is Dropbox erring on startup?

I opened up Dropbox and received this error: I am on an Intel i5 MBP running 10.6.8. Dropbox is version 1.1.45. Console log: 11/1/11 9:54:56 AM [0x0-0x156156].com.getdropbox.dropbox[2434] '...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...