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Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service.

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Editing docx files in Dropbox with Google Docs

Whenever I try to edit a .docx file from the Dropbox cloud in Google Docs, the latter app opens the file but as if it where a new files and I'm offered only the option to save as. At the moment I ...
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Create, edit, and sync-with-PC txt file on Android

There are many apps that allow us to take notes on android. But just like this thread (Is it possible to create a plain text file in android?), I want to create and edit plain txt file on android. ...
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Syncing Firefox Android downloads in Dropbox

I use an Android phone. I use Firefox and Chrome as browsers on it. I want to set the download location for Firefox to a location on Dropbox installed on my phone, such that all my downloads are ...
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Can I keep all of my Dropbox data on SD card?

Is there any way to configure the Dropbox app so that all Dropbox files, now and future, are available offline on the SD card?
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Delete photos and videos already uploaded by Dropbox Camera Upload

I am using Dropbox Camera Upload on my Android smartphone. I would like to remove files from Android Gallery once they have been uploaded to Dropbox. I don't mind if it happens automatically and ...
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Open html file in Firefox through google drive

I am trying to set up a portable TiddlyWiki ecosystem where I can edit the wiki regardless of where I am/what device I am using. I would prefer to use Google Drive over DropBox (or similar) because I ...
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Sync files to the cloud, but only upload differential changes?

I want to maintain a large file synced between my android device and a PC. I will be doing small changes to this file file all the time on the device, and I want these changes to be reflected on the ...
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How to transfer photos from RAM to SD without impacting Google Photos and Dropbox?

I normally use my SD card to store photos. Due to some changes, photos I was taking were stored in phone storage for some time. I am back to storing them on the SD card. I am therefore left with ~500 ...
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How to register new extensions as text files (.Rmd)

I have R markdown (.Rmd extension file, uses Markdown syntax) file on my Dropbox. Regardless of trying to open it directly from Dropbox application or exporting it to my Android device, I see ...
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Dropbox: I can only view old files

I can no longer view new files in Dropbox on my Android phone. On investigation, I find that it says Offline. How do I change the settings to see all the files online?
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How do I change the default share folder in dropbox?

When I want to upload files to dropbox from external apps (share button) I always get directed to the same dropbox folder. Even if I delete it, it will come back from the dead next time I share with ...
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How to reduce dropbox internal data usage

Currently both the DiskUsage app and Android's App Data show that Dropbox is using over 800 MB of internal sdcard storage space. Dropbox says it has no offline files. /storage/sdcard0/Android/data/com....
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“Too many attempts. Please try later.” message on first Dropbox login after install

Fresh Android 5.1 phone, just installed Dropbox app from Android Play Store. Started the app, tried to log in for the first time, got a message: "Too many attempts. Please try later" Dropbox works OK ...
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Uploading photos to dropbox

Have Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. All of a sudden when I send photo to dropbox to upload doesn't work. I check dropbox and have the message "waiting to upload", but never loads.
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Tasker | Keyboard | how to bring down keyboard in Dropbox?

Dropbox for Android does not have a "do not automatically open keyboard" option. So we'll have to do this via Tasker. Keyboard for Dropbox only pops up when your opening a word-doc (like a .txt file) ...
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How can you get a local filesystem link of an offline-accessible PDF file in Dropbox?

I would like to get a link to a pdf file in my local Dropbox of my android. This is because I want to access the file by the syntax /local/system/something/file.pdf#page=116 in Internet Browser. I ...
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Does Dropbox use local phone storage when set to display photos in the gallery?

As the title suggests, I would like to know if syncing my Android Gallery to Dropbox and changing the Cloud Dropbox setting to "Pictures - View pictures from Dropbox in Gallery" will use local storage ...
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How do I export links from my bookmarks to Dropbox

I have collected many bookmarks on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Many of these I wish to use on my desktop computer. How do I export all the links from all the bookmarks on my phone and put them where Dropbox ...
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What happens if I remove my dropbox account from my phone so I can add another account?

I want to add another account but I have to remove the other one first. Will that delete all my photos? Or can I still access my photos if I log in on my dropbox account online?
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Where can I find an old version of dropbox app? [duplicate]

I'm using Android 2.3 and uninstalled dropbox. Then I wanted it back, but dropbox 3.01, the only official version available, is meant to work only from Android 4 on. Where can I find an old, trustable ...
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How to store Dropbox files locally on my mobile device?

We all know how Dropbox works on a regular workstation. It stores the files on the disk and whenever the file is modified (or created), the software synchronizes the entire folder with the last ...
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Automatically download Dropbox Favorites to the external SD card

When a file is marked as favorite on the Dropbox app it is downloaded to the phone's internal memory for offline viewing. Dropbox also "attempts to keep the file as up-to-date as possible and gives ...
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Exclude locale folders from Carousel

I am using Carousel of Dropbox on my devices. I would like to exclude some folders from the backup such as screenshot images or whatsapp ones. I have found something around w.r.t. Google photos app ...
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How to share photos directly from Dropbox instead of links?

Using Dropbox on Android, selecting photos only allows me to share a link to them instead of sharing the photos physically. When I share photos from Dropbox to other apps like Google+ or Facebook, I ...
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Listening to music in the background

In my Samsung with Android, when I open an MP3 file from the Dropbox folder, I hear the music, but when I go to another application, the music stops. Is there a way to listen to the music in the ...
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Downloading all my Dropbox files to my Android

On my Samsung tablet with Android, I installed a Dropbox app. It shows me all my files, but when I try to open a file for the first time, it has to connect to the Internet to download it. Since ...
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Dropbox Camera Upload for Camera FV-5 raw (DNG) photos

On Nexus 5 & Android 5, Camera FV-5 can capture raw photos, stored in DNG format. How can I upload the DNG files automatically to some kind of cloud storage? For example, the "Camera Upload" ...
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Can I download a file in Chrome into Dropbox so that it gets uploaded to Dropbox?

Is there a way to download a file in Chrome (on my Nexus 7) and then have it uploaded to a folder in Dropbox? On a desktop PC, I'd just save it into the Dropbox folder and the app would upload it. ...
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Can I delete cloudagent folder?

I have my dropbox files in the /storage/emulated/0/cloudagent folder. Can I delete this directory from my phone? Will it affect my files in my dropbox? Thank you!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...