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Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service.

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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, 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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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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Sync both ways “camera picture folder” for android and pc

I am helping an older person who is not tech savvy enough to play with Android and USB cables and I'm tired of doing it for them. They need open pictures taken with android smartphone (built in ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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".