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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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Dropbox LAN Sync on Android Device

Dropbox provides LAN Sync for PCs to save time & money. Is there any way to enable it for Android devices? All Dropbox sync apps use only internet for syncing.
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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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How to sync calendar with android without google?

is there a way to sync an Ubuntu calendar application like Thunderbird Lightning or Evolution with an Android device without using google-calendar? At the moment I am syncing my Thunderbird-Lightning ...
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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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PDF reader app that remembers the last page you were on?

I usually access my PDFs via the DropBox app on my phone. Every time I open the same PDF it starts back at page 1. Is there a way to set up the Android Adobe Reader app to remember the last page I ...
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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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Will Dropbox delete files from my online storage?

Will Dropbox delete a file from my cloud storage after I upload it? So if I upload a photo with the Dropbox app, then delete it from the phone, will it remain in my Dropbox storage?
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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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Dropbox not installed, but there is log activity in /data/system/dropbox?

I don't have dropbox installed, but whilst checking log files I've found that there is a /data/system/dropbox directory with log files from the 18th (which I think is the last time I rebooted my ...
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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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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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Markdown note taking with Dropbox sync

How do I do all of the following with my Android phone? Read markdown-formatted notes stored in my Dropbox folder Show it as HTML in Android Optional editing from the phone FWIW, the iPhone ...
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Titanium Backup Dropbox sync scheduling

I'm using Titanium Backup to automatically back up to my SD card. I also managed to get the "Sync to Dropbox " feature to work. How I can I automate "Sync To Dropbox"? I don't see it as an option when ...
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Update text files on Android and sync to Dropbox

I'm transitioning to plain text files as the basis for my GTD system, which is awesome when I'm at my laptop (Vim editing all the way). However, I haven't yet figured out a good way to take quick ...
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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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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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Dropbox: How do I open a file without extension as a text file?

I have 1000+ text files without extension in my DropBox folder. While looking the list of them by the DropBox app for Android, I touched one of them to see and edit but the app just said I should ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How to open text files with DropBox on Android?

I have the DropBox app on my Samsung Galaxy S 2. It seemed to me that before, when I clicked on a text file, it would open a text editor. I think Dropbox had its own internal editor. Now, however, ...
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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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If I open a PDF from dropbox with Adobe Reader, where is it saved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dropbox for Android folder location I opened a PDF from the DropBox app with Adobe Reader on my Samsung Galaxy Tab (running 3.1). It isn't saved in Downloads, as I ...
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Do favorite Dropbox photos automatically download to my Android?

When I tried Dropbox on the iPad, whenever I Favorite a photo Dropbox will automatically download it and it will show up in the Photos app's gallery. Is this the same behavior for Androids? I have a ...
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How do I automatically save Downloads to a Dropbox folder?

The thing with the Dropbox internal folders is that Dropbox doesn't store its starred files as exact duplicates of the original file. So a starred PDF file on Dropbox isn't stored as a PDF file ...
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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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Will Dropbox re-upload a changed file if I don't access it from within the app?

I know that when I edit a file from within Dropbox (using an external application), after I close said file Dropbox uploads the updated version. Does this also work if, once I have accessed the file ...
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Is there a PDF reader app for the Kindle Fire with Dropbox syncing?

Are there any apps for reading PDFs on the Kindle Fire that sync with Dropbox? (Ideally I'm looking for an app comparable to the excellent GoodReader for iOS.) Note: Dropbox does not have an app in ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there an app or method that will let me use a cloud-synced folder on the SD card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Complete dropbox implementation for Android In my case I have a bunch of roms and save files I want to keep in sync across devices, the desktop dropbox app lets me store ...
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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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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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Dropbox does not automatically upload post-processed photos

I copied many photos from my Nikon SLR to my Android, and edited a few with Photo Editor and Little photo. Some uploaded successfully using dropbox Camera Upload facility. This weekend, it stopped ...
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Persisting permissions on /mnt/shell after reboot

CWM Nandroid backups are being stored in /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkmod I want to use DropSync (or something similar) to automatically upload the contents of this folder to Dropbox as a backup ...
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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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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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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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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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Is Backing up my Android Device to the Cloud using Skydrive or Dropbox Equally as Effective As using dedicated Back Up Apps?

Is it equally effective to backup my apps, photos, contacts, SMS texts etc on my Android Smartphone (which is non rooted) using MS Skydrive or Dropbox compared with using a dedicated Backup App from ...
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Access dropbox on phone instead of installing PC client

I have the Dropbox app installed on an Android phone. I connected the phone to a PC via the USB cable. I'd like to use dropbox through the phone so I don't have to install the client on the PC. How ...
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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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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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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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Symbolic link to Dropbox [duplicate]

So I had this crazy idea: I could play GBA games on my computer AND phone, using Dropbox to sync the save files, and a symbolic link to get the emulator app on my phone to find the save file. However, ...