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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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 can I upload all photos from a burst on the iPhone?

I use Dropbox's automatic upload on the iPhone. Whenever I take a photo, it gets uploaded. But when I take a burst of photos on the iPhone 5s, only one of them is uploaded. I have to go in and tap ...
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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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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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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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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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Import multiple photos from Dropbox to iMovie?

I have a lot of photos in Dropbox on my iPad mini that I would like to upload in one go to iMovie. So far I can only figure out how to export to iPhoto, then I have to import to iMovie. Not very ...
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Is there a way to backup Evernote to Dropbox?

I'd like to be able to use a little bit of the space in my Dropbox account to create a backup of Evernote. This way if anything happens to Evernote cloud service I'd still have access to the Dropbox ...
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Photo edits in iOS 7 do not save when exported to PC

I applied some edits to my photo using iOS 7's default photo editor: red eye correction, auto enhance, etc. It looks great when I preview the image on iPhone, but when I look at the image on my PC it ...
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Unable to start Dropbox due to permission errors

I installed Dropbox 1.6.16 and am running OS 10.7.5 (Lion). I continue to get this message and don't know how to fix: Couldn't start Dropbox This is usually because of permissions error. ...
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Sync apps preferences between multiple Macs

I tend to keep all my stuff in Dropbox. Now that I bought a second Mac, I thought that keeping also my applications preferences in Dropbox would have been a good idea. I managed to sync some of the ...
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How come Dropbox gets an icon in Finder sidebar?

How come Dropbox gets a non-generic icon in Finder's sidebar, when other directories like Google Drive and Sites (native in OS X before Lion) all have the same generic one? How can I customise the ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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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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 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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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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Moving Files From Dropbox App to Music App

Recently my laptop was put out of commission. Since then I've downloaded some music into my iPad's Dropbox app. I would like to move this from Dropbox to the Music app, but I'm not sure of a way to do ...
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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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Make Dropbox app upload in background without having to open every 10 minutes

Is there any kind of workaround to get Dropbox on iPhone iOS to work as well as it does on Android? Installing Dropbox on the iPhone requires manually triggering the upload process instead of it ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to auto-upload photos to Flickr on Mac?

I'm using Dropbox as my primary auto-upload tool from iOS, and I'd like to streamline the process of getting photos to Flickr. Rather than using the Flickr iOS app's built in auto-upload, I'd like to ...
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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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Dropbox to continue backing up images until it completes

I come from Andriod where Dropbox did an amazing job of backing up all my phone's pictures. Since I moved to iPhone I noticed that Dropbox backs-up a few pictures and then stops, popping-up the ...
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Dropbox private Shared Folder

My wife has a Dropbox she uses to exchange files (mainly pictures) with a friend, but needs to send files to a printer who uses Dropbox. How can she create a Folder to privately share only with the ...
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Annotation of a PDF file in my Dropbox in iPad and keep it the last version in Dropbox

I have a folder in my Dropbox that I keep my eBooks in it. I want to find an app for the iPad that can do these to me: Let me open a PDFs file from my Dropbox Let me annotate on that file Annotation ...
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How can I move files to different Dropbox folders on my iPad?

My specific need came from using a plaintext editor (Plaintext, although the issue is similar in IA Writer, Byword, etc.) where I can create new folders to organize my .txt docs, and I create new docs ...
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Macbook Internal Speaker Option Gone

I know there's a lot of other questions similar to this, but none of them seem to be right. My problem's nothing to do with the headphone jack - I haven't used it for ages and there's no red light - ...
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Is it possible to connect a single Dropbox Mac app with two or more Dropbox accounts?

Is it possible to connect a single Dropbox Mac app with two or more Dropbox accounts? Assume I have corporate and private account. How can I use a single dropbox app for them?
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Music app without iTunes

I don't always have PC with me. Also, I have quite big music collection on my DropBox. Is there any good app for iPhone that I can use to download music from DropBox and listen to without connecting ...
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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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How can I manually change my dropbox folder location when it won't show in the chooser

When trying to choose a dropbox folder location, the folder I want to use is not visible in the file chooser dialog. I can see the folder in finder and terminal. I recently copied my home folder to a ...
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What is the best dropbox compatible iPad app for MS office documents?

It's pretty simple. I just got an iPad and want to get the best app to edit word documents that I have saved in my dropbox. There are many options: pages, quick office, docs to go, office2. I am ...
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Dropbox asking for permissions to wrong folder after changing account name

I just got a new macbook and is now installing apps to it. After setting up Dropbox and everything else, I decided that I wanted to change the account name (which was previously "mac") to my name. ...
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DropBox syncing all folders, again?

After HDD failure I replaced my iMac HDD and restored Time Machine backup. Now dropbox likes to resync all of my files, nearly 1 million of them! Is it normal?
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How can I keep copies of my iCloud documents in Dropbox?

More and more of my favorite apps are beginning to include support for document syncing via iCloud. I like the idea of using iCloud to store my documents, but for several reasons I'm not ready to ...
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Sharing a single Dropbox between multiple accounts on one Mac - possible?

This seems like it should be easy, but... My partner and I use a single Dropbox.com account to keep all of our joint projects synced up between our computers - and this has been working great for ...
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How to play MP3s on iPhone 5s without iTunes?

I just switched from an Android to an iPhone for the first time, so I am learning. I have a ton of MP3s I want to have on my phone. I used my computer and put them all in Dropbox and it works fine ...
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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 ...