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Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service.

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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 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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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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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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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. I'...
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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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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. ...
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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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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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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, ...
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How to avoid entering Cloud credentials in many apps

I was about to set up my FolderSync with Dropbox, but noticed that I can't browse my cloud the way I can with the Dropbox and other could applications (Which generally doesn't sync but let you ...
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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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syncing markup/word notes over dropbox? [duplicate]

hi i'd like to have the following functionality: putting a file into my dropbox (html,wordformat) - which i'm editing from my PC android app for acessing that file (desktop shortcut), display html/...
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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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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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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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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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Dropbox can't find live wallpapers on android phone

I would like to add live wallpapers to my dropbox from my android phone but I can't find them. I can find my apps from the backup folder, but how do I find the live wallpapers? I have tried going to ...
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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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How to keep files downloaded via Dropbox after uninstalling app [closed]

I want to know whether there is any app on the Google Play Store which stores all dropbox files to memory card whenever there is net available Leaves the files in my memory card even after I ...
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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 sdcard/Android/com....
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 expected. ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 these ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...