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Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service.

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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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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 already ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 phone)...
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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 player app can't see those files. How do I make the music playing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 folder....
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...