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How to completely remove DropBox daemon?

I installed the DropBox daemon following these instructions with: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - But now I have found out that there is a ...
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How to keep DropBox daemon up-to-date?

I use DropBox to sync some files with an online backup I have, all has been going well except for recently I realised that DropBox regularly release updates and my installation does not alert me about ...
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Can't install Dropbox after upgrading to 16.04 LTS

I had Dropbox working perfectly under 14.04 LTS. After a fresh install of 16.04 LTS, I downloaded and installed the Dropbox package and ran dropbox start -i. However, it showed an error that my ...
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How to Create a cron job to backup ghost blog directory

I installed dropbox_uploader and set it up. I've successfully created a backup from the command line, now I'd like to make it a script and make it run at midnight daily. Can someone help me create a ...
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How to Integrate Dropbox in Thunar?

How can I integrate Dropbox into Thunar? I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Xfce 4.12 installed via PPA, and thunar-dropbox-plugin has been broken. I have also heard that it is not working on Xubuntu 16.04....
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dropbox issue on Xenial

I installed Xubuntu 16.04 one month ago. Since about one week Dropbox asks for an updated to the last version and now it has stopped syncing. I already has the latest version installed (also checked ...
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scopes can't find files in other folders

I've just made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04. I don't use the default folders of Documents and so, because I used some online accounts (Owncloud and Dropbox). The problem is that I can't find ...
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Dropbox problem in Indicator applet in Gnome classic

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and as I am more comfortable with Gnome classic, I have installed gnome-session-flashback and happily using that. It has some issues that can be tolerated. However, ...
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Problem Running Dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to get dropbox to run on 16.04, but I'm getting python errors when trying to run the daemon. I've installed both via the .deb package, as well as compiling from source, both seem to ...
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How to add Dropbox to Nautilus left bar

I use Dropbox a lot, so I would like a way to add its folder to Nautilus' left bar. As far as I know, we can add the folder Dropbox to bookmarks, but I would like it to be at the top, near Downloads ...
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Dropbox litters my folders with unhidden backup files

Edit: I have mistaken dropbox for gedit's default backup feature, see below. As the title says when I create a file in any dropbox synchronized folder it creates an unhidden (no . prefix) duplicate ...
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Make Folder a symbolic link to two folder?

I would like to have Ubuntu's default music folder /home/$USER/Music to act pretty much as a library would in Windows. Essentially it would be a virtual folder containing the contents of other folders....
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dropbox icon gone but returned black

I think I have a potential solution to a fairly minor but annoying problem, upon updating my repositories the dropbox icon disappeared from the taskbar. I actually got it back by removing and ...
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Nautilus gives Gtk Warning when started

When I run nautilus this warning is generated. I installed dropbox from then its started, But then I uninstalled dropbox reinstalled nautilus reinstalled gnome-session From my terminal: ~ ...
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What is gstatic and why did it show up in my spreadsheet?

I'm running 14.04 LTS. I have a LibreOfficeCalc spreadsheet that I save to Dropbox. Today when I opened the sheet, near the last row containing data is a vertically oriented web address, in red text,...
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How to monitor the Drop Box port in my office environment

someone is misusing the drop box in my office. I want to figure it out who is using it and what he does with drop box. Can anyone tell me the process to keep track of the employees on this. As an ...
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Does dropbox sync hardlinks?

I have a folder of large files. I want that folder to be in two different places at once - my Home documents, and my College documents folder. I've done this with a symlink in the College folder to ...
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Dropbox fail in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing Dropbox in Ubuntu 12.04 in the computer that is provided by my university. I do not have root privileges. I tried to install it through Ubuntu Software Center. When I did a reboot ...
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Directory Structure for storing Images in a file-system

What is the best directory structure for storing personal images in a file-system? I have seen this structure in the past: YYYY/MM/DD/ But I am unhappy with it. If I want to share a single day via ...
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Conflicted copy in Dropbox

I have two operating systems in my laptop - Win10 and Linux. They share the same Dropbox folder. I was working for long time with Windows and have change many files in Dropbox that are committed on ...
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How do I mount my dropbox drive on a removable SD card in Ubuntu 14.04

How do I get dropbox to syc to my sd drive. I have mounted the SD card automatically and showing as a volume with the correct size of 268 gb. However,when rightclick the dropbox icon and within ...
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Synaptic Manager not working

I am a novice who has been trying to work my way through with Ubuntu. I have Lubuntu 12.04 version on my laptop. Synaptics manager had not been working since the day I changed over to Ubuntu about a ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I tried to install dropbox and suddenly it couldn't finish installation. I tried from the terminal to do it manually and the same,it stucked at 100%. These are two of the problems are coming through ...
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How to disable the need for making operations with sudo

I can read my Dropbox directory from Ubuntu OS. However, in order to delete/create/move file to this directory I must use "sudo". This means that I can do these operation only by shell. Is there any ...
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Error message when trying to install sudo apt-get update

I am a bit of a newbie at this but have been running Kubuntu from ubuntu 14.04 which runs fine, I have been trying to get the dropbox icon to appear in the sys tray (it runs in the background ok) but ...
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Repeat terminal command until specified output

I would like to define an alias that performs a command every x seconds until an underlying process gives a designated output. Then, the command should stop being run. Is this possible, and if so, ...
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Symlink does not work for dropbox

I am backing up home folder by create a symlink in dropbox. What I did: cd ~/Dropbox mkdir backup && cd backup ln -s ~ What I checked: ln -l. The symlink is created. The dropbox folder ...
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Dropbox indicator not working properly

The dropbox indicator is not working properly. The third funny looking icon is dropbox. I can confirm that because this icon disappears after dropbox stop, and it appears again after dropbox ...
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Dropbox icon is not working Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64

A few hours ago the dropbox icon in Xubuntu 14.04 stopped working. The icon is black with a red slashed zero. I cannot click on it to bring up the dropbox menu. I believe there was an update right ...
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Dropbox icon corrupted on Xubuntu 15.10

I installed the latest version of Dropbox from the official site but when it starts the icon on the indicator appears corrupted: I don't have any way to set preferences or watch progress, however ...
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Xubuntu Dropbox Icon Fail

Affects: 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 / 16.04 I started my dropbox deamon today, with the following result in the panel: The icon with the warning/failed symbol should be my dropbox icon. I cannot right-...
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Having troubles accessing/uninstalling Dropbox

I've spent hours trying to get this to work. I just want to uninstall Dropbox so I can freshly install it again. Using the top answer on How do I uninstall Dropbox? , this is what shows up for me. ...
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Indicator and notifications missing for Dropbox on Ubuntu 15.10

I've no appindicator icon for dropbox. Also, dropbox osd notifications are missing too. I've already tried this and it didn't help. I'm running dropbox 3.14.5 on Ubuntu 15.10.
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Always receiving the message that I must update my Dropbox although I have done it before

The message appears when I start the computer. When I click to okay it downloads and installs, but at the next computer reboot the message appears again.
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Dropbox doesn't start

I have to use dropbox for school. It was all okay, untill I booted and dropbox did not auto start. It would not start manually. When i try to start dropbox with dropbox start -i, I get this error: ...
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Can I create a self-destructing file?

I placed a file into my local Dropbox folder. I would like it to exist only temporarily for X numbers of days. After X numbers of days the file should be automatically deleted. Is it possible to ...
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Why did apt-get remove take so long?

I just decided to remove dropbox, with sudo apt-get remove dropbox but it took around 25 minutes. This is the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Dropbox disappearing from system tray after unplugging from second monitor

I am running kubuntu 14.04. Dropbox works fine, and there the icon (with sync status) appears in the system tray. I have a second monitor, which also has a kde panel on it (no system tray in this ...
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How do you give two users access to a single dropbox folder?

I have two accounts on my computer. One has a password, the other doesn't. They both need access to the same files but I'd also like to keep these files backed up. I'm doing stenography and these are ...
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14.04 software centre problems after trying to download dropbox [duplicate]

After trying to download Dropbox I get an error message in top bar of screen: "Unknown error ''(E:Malfomed line 56 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list(distparse))' This usually means that your ...
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AppArmor for Dropbox

I'm trying to find an apparmor profile template for limiting dropbox actions to my files. If possible, I would also like to provent it from trying to sync .git directories, due their huge number of ...
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Just simple file syncing for ubuntu

I'm just a new guy with Ubuntu VPS. I've a simple purpose to solve. I've a gameserver to manage, I've some friends that develop files with me. Is there any way I can give them some files, folders to ...
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How to launch dropbox

I am new to Ubuntu. Whenever I try to launch Dropbox by clicking the icon in Dash it asks for authentication password. After I put password the dialog box disappears and nothing happens. Want to save ...
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Can I share a Dropbox folder accross windows/Ubuntu?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 along with Windows 10. I'd rather not download my dropbox data again (on my currently throttled connection) so is it possible to share the same folder (potentially ...
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Dropbox Permissions

I am having a laptop with win 7 and a desktop with Ubuntu Trusty which works as server. On both I ve installed dropbox (on Ubuntu as root) and I want to have read write create permissions on both. ...
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Tray icons dissapeared ubuntu 15.10

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm experiencing some issues related to tray icons not appearing in the top right corner. For example, programs such as Skype or Dropbox initiate on startup, as i ...
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How to make Dropbox indicator working in Ubuntu 15.10?

the Dropbox indicator doesn't work anymore in Ubuntu 15.10. Tried installing appindicator1 and restarting dropbox, but still no indicator appears. How to get it working?
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Dropbox 'Waiting to be Linked to a Dropbox Account'

When I execute ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd after cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -, Dropbox GUI loads, on the notification bar I configured the ...
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Trouble installing dropbox on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having so much trouble installing dropbox on my machine running ubuntu 14.04. The "dropbox set up" dialog box shows up with a `No internet connection' message. I have set the proxies under "...
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How can I upload a file to Dropbox in my Linux terminal with resume upload

Simple question: How can I upload a file to Dropbox in my Linux terminal with resume upload option and download too.