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How to configure Dropbox to ONLY upload camera pictures, and NOT download all folders in the cloud?

Samsung Galaxy S4, installed dropbox to upload photos. However, S4 has 9 gig free, and my dropbox had 50 gig on it, so the first time, it bombed trying to download everything. deleted sync file (~4 ...
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How to record all calls and auto-sync to Dropbox?

I just installed Automatic Call Recorder, which almost does as I ask - it can auto-record all calls. But it stores them to an "inbox" on the device, and deletes old items when the inbox is filled. ...
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Can't see “SD Card” option in Dropbox 2.4.5.10

Version 2.4.5.10 of the Dropbox app adds the ability to export files to SD card. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and have installed this new version but when I select a file, and choose "Export" and "Save to ...
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DropBox Delayed Upload

How long does it normally take for Dropbox to upload photos that I take on my camera? I took some photos on Saturday and then my phone suddenly stopped working on Sunday. I keep checking my Dropbox ...
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How to set my wallpaper from my Dropbox?

I have copied a bunch of images into my Dropbox on my pc and sync'd them to my phone. Does anyone know how to use these images for wallpapers on my phone? The only way I can think of is that I can ...
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How can I automatically delete the oldest Photos which are uploaded to the Cloud (Google+, Dropbox, …)?

When I was shooting photos mostly on my offline point and shoot camera, there was one obvious way to manage the pictures: copy them to desktop via USB, then delete from camera. This was typically ...
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How to limit DropBox Camera Upload to only Camera images?

I've used Dropbox and its Camera Upload feature for a while now, both on my old phone (SE R800 I believe), and my newer Samsung S4 Mini. It used to be that only pictures taken with the camera were ...
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Disable DropBox's PDF reader

I have been seeing recently that DropBox opens PDF files stored in it through its own reader. I would like to open all my PDF files through Adobe, no matter where their location is. I do not want to ...
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Select which Dropbox account to synchronize with when camera upload is on

I installed Dropbox on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SIII that runs Android 4.1.2. I have 2 Dropbox accounts, one personal, one Dropbox account for business. When turning on the camera upload, how can I ...
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How to select specific folders to sync with Dropbox or OneDrive?

I've just bough a phone with Android, a Galaxy Note 3, and I have no experience with it, but I would like to have all my photo albums syncing to a cloud storage service. I've tried OneDrive and ...
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Dropbox for Android folder location

Where does Dropbox for Android saves files when you click on "Download"? I've read How to search for files and folders? But my /sdcard/dropbox is empty even if I've downloaded a file just now.
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How do I get 2 way photo syncing with dropbox?

I have Dropbox auto uploading photos that I take. What I'd like is to have deletions or reorganizations of my photos on the phone to be reflected in Dropbox and also the other way around? How do I ...
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Transferring videos from Android to iOS Camera Roll

Trying to find the easiest method of getting home videos (up to 3 minutes long) taken on my Nexus 5 (Android) phone and sending it over the internet to the family to save to their iOS (iPhone/iPad) ...
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How do I configure Dropbox in my Galaxy S III so that it does NOT automatically upload every photo/video I take?

How do I configure Dropbox on my mobile - Galaxy S III so that it does not automatically upload every photo and video I take?
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Stop android from automatically uploading images to dropbox and facebook [duplicate]

My wife has an Optimus LG. Every photo she takes automatically syncs with Dropbox and Facebook. I have looked but I can't see a way to stop this. How can I stop this behavior?
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Dropbox files won't open, 'Permanent Failure'

Opening files from the Dropbox app seems to always result in a 'Permanent Failure' message. I see that some of the progress bar fills before the error appears. In the past I used Dropbox to view many ...
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How to partial sync Dropbox contents to my device?

Is it possible to sync only some folders of Dropbox? I have 5GB+ files on Dropbox cloud, but only want a few folders to be synced to my Galaxy Tab 7.7.
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Complete action using

When I click on a doc file it directly opens with OfficeSuitePro. I don’t anymore have the choice between OfficeSuitePro and QuickOffice because once I have replied Always to the message: Complete ...
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Instantly transfer a picture taken to PC

I know the Dropbox app allows for synching photos taken between all computers/devices that are connected to your current user account. But I want to know if there's a way I can take a picture, have it ...
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Nexus 5 Dropbox Photo Duplication

The Camera Uploads folder is filling up with duplicates with -1, -2 etc. appended on the end of each file. I can't understand why it doesn't detect they are the same, I assume something is changing ...
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Dropbox export folder to SD card?

Is it possible to download a folder (or at least download multiple files at once) from Dropbox to SD card? I do not seem to have the export option when selecting folders Note the "Share" option ...
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Other peoples photos in my camera uploads folder

My Samsung Galaxy 3 android phone is linked to my Dropbox account so that photos I take on my phone are automatically uploaded to the Camera Uploads folder. Suddenly lots of strange photos have ...
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cannot open files on Dropbox

I use a Note 8, and when I try to upload documents from Dropbox with the browser, it tells me "file cannot be opened".
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How do I open a text file of any extension in Android?

I have several types of file on my Google Drive and on my SD card (.C, .ASM, .H, .INC, .LOG) which are all just text files. But I just can't view them on my Android phone because it says that there ...
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TiddlyWiki + Dropbox + Android

Greetings, I keep a Tiddlywiki in my Dropbox folders, and I'd really like to be able to open/edit/view it on Android. Currently when I try to open the Tiddlywiki file, I am asked if I want to view it ...
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Unix utilities (cat, grep, ls etc.) for Android?

I'm transitioning to one folder with many (txt-)files, adapting (letters instead of symbols, lowercase only, no spaces) Merlin Manns txt-setup. With cat, grep, head and other Unix-utilities, it's ...
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How can I force Dropbox to upload even if the charge is low?

The battery percentage on my tablet has reached 30%, which is still reporting as about 11 hours left before it goes flat. However, my Dropbox app has stopped uploading files reporting: Camera ...
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How do I play mp3s from my Dropbox?

I have the Dropbox app on my Droid, and it can "Download" files to the local storage on the phone, but for some reason the music playing app can't see those files. How do I make the music playing ...
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How to search for files and folders?

I'm looking for the Dropbox folder on my Phone and I can't find it with my file manager. If I only had access to the find command it would be easier.
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Can I download whole folders in Dropbox app?

Is it possible to sync whole folders in Dropbox app? I currently download file by file a slow process
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Dropbox photos deleted

On my HTC EVO, all of my photos from the gallery suddenly moved to Dropbox. They are no longer in my gallery nor my SD card. If I unlink Dropbox from my phone, will my photos be deleted or will they ...
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Cannot view DropBox Media from Native Android Video Player… HELP

My friend and I both have a Galaxy Tab 3. When he uses his native android video player he can see media listed from DropBox (and a little drop-box icon on the bottom left corner of the thumbnail). He ...
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Android images backup to the Cloud

Is there a way to backup all images of my Android, something like Dropbox, but for all images of gallery, not only camera and screenshots? But for monitor other folders, created by other apps too, ...
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Open text file with any file extension from other apps?

This question is related; it solves the problem for .c, .cpp and a bunch of other extensions, but not for my admittedly somewhat unusual extension.: How do I open a text file of any extension in ...
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Dropbox, where did my pictures go? Disappeared!

I uploaded a bunch of pics from my android device to dropbox, and every single one of the pictures and videos that I uploaded are now missing from my phone! How do I get my pictures back and delete ...
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Complete Dropbox implementation for Android

I'm looking for a method to retrieve all my files from my Dropbox account and download them to my SD card. This should download everything with no user intervention. There are a couple of Dropbox ...
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Connect microSD card with your PC folder via Wi-Fi only

Suppose you sit in an office where you have high speed wi-fi internet connection to which you can connect your android mobile phone. On your office pc you have some downloaded videos , pictures etc. ...
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Android: Delay dropbox upload intentionally

Is might seem an odd question for some.. But I often find myself wishing that dropbox would wait 5-10 minutes before uploading my newly taken photos. The reason is that sometimes I take a blurry ...
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How can I move files between folders in the Dropbox app?

I am using the Dropbox app on a Samsung tablet (Android 4.1.1) and I need to move files from the current folder into a new folder that I have created in the current folder. I can create a new ...
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Do DropBox favorites sync?

Do files I mark as favorites in Dropbox sync across iPad and android phone? I have marked some photos as favorite on iPad and they do not show up in the favorites folder on my android phone. Can I ...
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Direct backup from Titanium Backup to DropBox

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4, with root I was wondering if it would be possible to make my backups straight to DropBox, without needing to save the files to my phone first. I had TiBu upload to DropBox ...
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How do I sync with DropBox?

I want to sync DropBox with Android, so I can use the files on Android. So I installed DropBox on Android, but it won't download any files! (or at least I don't see them under ...
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Looking for an Android app that supports uploading to Flickr and possibly Dropbox [closed]

I am currently using PicPlz. It works great. The only problem is that all photos uploaded are publicly displayed on PicPlz website. Looking for something that lets me upload to my Flickr and Dropbox ...
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Why does viewing an .htm file in Android dropbox folder show broken images?

I have an .htm file in a dropbox folder with the following content: <p>this is a <b>test</b> of html</p> <img src="test.png"/> When I view it on my PC, it shows the ...
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Photos directly to dropbox, discarding local copies automatically

Is there a possibility to take photos directly to dropbox? Currently Dropbox offers the Camera-Upload option, but it doesn't move, but copies files to Dropbox. This still leaves me to delete the ...
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How do I open Markdown files from the Dropbox app?

When I try to open a Markdown file in the Dropbox app, it tells me to "Please download an app that can open this file." I tried downloading MarkDrop, but that seems to only sync within its own ...
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How do I stop Spotify trying to play music files from Dropbox?

When trying to play a song from dropbox I think I should have hit media player or something. Instead I think I hit spotify always and now it won't let me play my song. It goes right fo spotify and I ...
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Dropbox on Samsung Galaxy - where is the Settings button?

On a Sony Xperia, the settings button in Dropbox is top right. On a Samsung Galaxy, there is no settings button top right and I have been unable to find it anywhere else. Where is it? ・On a HTC ...
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Remove default action?

When I try and add a picture to an SMS it only lets me choose a picture from my dropbox. I accidentally hit to make it use dropbox all the time - how can I change it back?
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specify a delay in camera upload

Is there a way to specify a delay before my Dropbox app uploads photos into my Dropbox account. I normally take a lot of photos, and delete many of it. Dropbox app puts it onto my space before that. ...