Questions tagged [dropbox]

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 macOS which people can "drop" files into.

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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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Are DropBox files viewed on iOS devices taking up space on them?

When travelling I will need all of the "space" I can claim on my iPad. Am I correct in thinking "space" is not being taken up on the iPad by DB folders, unless I have made them favorites?
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How to customize Finder's Share menu?

Is there a way to add custom services to Finder's Share menu? I have created an automator service to copy selected files to my Dropbox directory (similar to this). I enabled this service in the ...
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How to share a very large voice memo to Dropbox from iPod?

I am a college student and have recorded an interview for a speech assignment on my iPod. It is too large to email (about 24min). I have Dropbox on my iPod but when I try to "share" the voice memo, ...
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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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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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Symlink to hidden file

I have 2 macs, and use Dropbox a lot. On my MacBook I have one folder synced with Dropbox (through a symlink, ln -s ~/folder ~/Dropbox) that is actually in my ~/Library directory, so it's hidden. It ...
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Can OS X access files in my Dropbox account without using space on my local hard drive?

Question in title. Is there any way for such configuration? OR at least that files are stored only on one computer. Of course I am aware that I can use internet browser version of dropbox, but I would ...
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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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How can I import private keys to iSSH app in iPhone?

Suppose a private key in Dropbox/server. I have tried copying it from Dropbox to iPhone's default clipboard and then to iSSH app but there is no area to paste it in iSSH, very unintuitive user-...
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How can I turn ~/Documents into a symlink?

I keep my Documents in an encrypted directory in Dropbox (~/Dropbox/encrypted), which I then mount at ~/clear when I log in. On my other Macs, I have change ~/Documents to a symlink that points at ~/...
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Share a Mail.app mailbox between multiple computers

I have a Mail.app mailbox on my Mac where I archive mails received from an IMAP account which has a relatively strict quota on mailbox size (500MB). I write mails into the archive once a month (as I ...
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How can I do a full text search of plaintext files in my DropBox folder?

I understand that Spotlight will search the full text of files in any folder and will show files that contain instances of the searched text. But I would also like to see highlighted instances 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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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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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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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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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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what are some good apps for backing up all iphone data to dropbox?

I'm already using the Dropbox iPhone app, but it only backs up my photos. Basically, I'm looking for the iPhone equivalent of the Android "SanDisk Memory Zone" app, which automatically and regularly ...
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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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iPad DropBox client side encryption

I have just gotten the New IPad - my first foray into the world of Apple. I'm eager to make the most of it that I can, for both personally and for work. In order for me to be able to use it for work,...
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Text Editor on iOS that can edit files from any folder in Dropbox

Can anyone recommend an iOS text editor (iPad and iPhone) that can open arbitrary text files from Dropbox? I've used a few, but they tend to be restricted to a specific subdirectory of my Dropbox ...
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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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iPad: DjVU reader with the support for DropBox?

Does there exist an excellent reader for DjVU with the the key property i.e. the support for DropBox so I can download DjVU files easily to it from my DropBox and upload stuff to DropBox from it?
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Is there an application for creating an text inventory of media files and/or applications

For insurance purposes, I would like to keep a list of the following: All of the movie files on my Mac All of the music files on my Mac All of the applications on my Mac The lists needs to be ...
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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 to back up iPhoto and iTunes using Dropbox

Could someone explain in simple terms exactly how to back up iPhoto and iTunes (and if possible keep it synced) using Dropbox, please? I have purchased some additional space with Dropbox to do this, ...
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Dropbox and login items list

I have Dropbox installed on my Mac with OS X Lion 10.8.2. I don't use it often, so I eliminated it from the login item list. However, every time I open Dropbox from the application folder, it ...
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Can the iOS Dropbox app download all contents of all folders to my iPad?

Is it possible to force Dropbox on iPad to sync all files? (That is, to make it working it the same way as it does on a laptop/computer.) As far as I see, it saves only files marked as "Favorite". ...
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Change directory for screenshots on IPad for using Dropbox

I would like to change the directory for the screenshots in a way that dropbox uploads it automatially. There are a lot of tutorials on MAC OS but I cannot find it for IPad. Does someone knows how to ...
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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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How to remove duplicate and unclickable Dropbox folder shortcut in Finder sidebar?

Here is a screenshot of my Finder sidebar with the non-functional duplicate Dropbox folder shortcut: How can I remove this non-functional duplicate Dropbox folder shortcut from the sidebar? I have ...
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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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How to use Dropbox to share files in Finder by right click on Mac OS 10.8?

In Mac OS 10.7, when I right click a file in Dropbox folder, there's a "Dropbox" option which could share files or get the URL of the file. Also there's a "Dropbox" button in Finder's toolbar. But in ...
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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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Permissions issues with shared folder

I have a 27" iMac (Snow Leopard) that has four accounts. Two admins (my wife and I) and two kids. With one of the kids being a restricted account (locked down for 8 year old). Anyway, I also have a ...
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How to duplicate an entire dropbox directory tree to skydrive?

I've got a directory tree set up in my Dropbox folder. For redundancy, I'd like to duplicate that entire tree in SkyDrive. I'd like everything to update and sync automatically (from Dropbox to ...
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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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Should I use Dropbox or Aperture to back up iPhone photos?

I want to back up my iPhone 4 photos and have been just downloading them into Aperture and then deleting them from my phone. No desire to do any of the various sharing options, I just want to make ...
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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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Sync dropbox to native iPad folder?

I have a Dropbox account, and an iPad. How do I sync the Dropbox account to a native folder on the iPad so that I don't have to manually open the Dropbox app to open/edit a file, find attachments for ...
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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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Dropbox sync alike app, that use own web server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dropbox-like client for FTP? or WebDAV? or CMIS? Is there any Dropbox sync alike app , that can -use own ftp server -sync like Dropbox(if there is a change is local drive then ...
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Putting iBank on Dropbox

I'm wondering if anyone has put an iBank file on dropbox and accessed it from different machines. Are there any gotcha's or will it work just as if it was residing locally but with the benefit of ...
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How do you customize Lion Finder sidebar icons?

I'm not looking to hack resources or use SIMBL plugins, but I would like to be able to show custom icons in the Lion sidebar. As far as I've understood custom icons on the folder no longer show up in ...
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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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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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How can I put my music on dropbox without moving the iTunes folder

I want to copy just my music (not films/tv/etc, so I cant just move the iTunes folder) on to dropbox, so I can listen to it from anywhere for free, but without copying the music as my hard drive space ...
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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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How can I edit a .docx file in Dropbox on my iPad?

I have all my papers in a .docx on Dropbox and I'd like to be able to edit them on my iPad. How do I do this? All the free editors I've tried only support reading .docx files and they don't have ...