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Virus: HEU_AEGISCS938 via Dropbox

Q: Virus: HEU_AEGISCS938 via Dropbox

Hi,
 
First time posting. I'm using Windows 7. It seems that I've been infected with a virus "HEU_AEGISCS938" via my desktop Dropbox application. It was located in C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
 
Since then, I have uninstalled Dropbox, and ran a full scan on Trend Micro Titanium Security (clean). I was unable to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware because the program would freeze and force to close everytime I tried to update it. I am also unable to download any form of media (eg. PDF, documents) to my computer. Chrome shows a message on the bottom: "Failed - Network error". This only started happening after the virus attack.
 
I am unable to download any new software because of 0 kb disc space in my C:/ drive. Sadly, this was due to a disc partitioning error that was done when my laptop got reformatted at a service centre last year. It is at the point where I can't even open image files.
 
What can I do to remove the virus? (and free up C:/ disc space?)
 
Thanks!Mod Edit: moved to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs as they are unable to download any new software because of 0 kb disc space in my C:/ drive. ~~boopme

A: Virus: HEU_AEGISCS938 via Dropbox

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My operating system is Mac OS X Version 10.7.5. Earlier, I accidentally quit Dropbox (from my Menubar). The green checkmark that indicates all files are updated was still there prior to my quitting the application. But when I quit Dropbox, it disappeared from my Menubar. I then downloaded and installed the latest version of Dropbox for Mac, and now the icon appears on my Menubar... but it's still connecting. It's been like this for around 4 hours already. I don't understand why my Dropbox folder doesn't indicate "connected" and why I can't access the Dropbox website, because I'm able to connect to the Internet.

I need to access my updated Dropbox folder (urgent). Please help, and thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: My Dropbox folder won't update + the Dropbox website won't load.

I see you've marked your thread as being "solved". Would you please be so kind as to reply back what the solution was as this can be helpful to others who may experience the same problem.
 

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Hi there,

So my dropbox has stopped working on my win 7 pc. It started first with the tray icon disappearing and now it doesn't sync or anything at all.

I tried writing to dropbox support but they said they didn't have time to respond to my enquiry (something along those lines), so here I am asking you guys.

A little info that might be relevant. When my computer was set up, it was given the name PC. I wanted to change that, so I found a resource that explained how. A little registry editing and some other stuff. I don't know if this has had an effect or not, but thought I should mention it anyways.

Hope you can help.

A:[SOLVED] Dropbox tray icon gone, dropbox not working

Did the PC name change coincide with dropbox not working...when you change your PC name is that when dropbox started acting up?

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Good morning!Hitman Pro informed me this morning that my files were being attacked by a dropbox.exe virus and to immediately run a scan. I did and it found roboot.exe in the sys files and removed it.  After a reboot I got the same message about dropbox.exe and did another scan and it came up clean.  I understand there is a virus that attacks .exe files like that, but am a loss at what to do.Edit: Topic moved from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:dropbox.exe virus

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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I have been experiencing network issues while gaming recently and searched for potential issues. I found out about GMER through google and this is the results I am seeing: GMER 2.1.19357 - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2015-02-23 16:12:02Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T1L0-3 SAMSUNG_HD103SJ rev.1AJ10001 931.51GBRunning: 0twuuob2.exe; Driver: C:\Users\Antec\AppData\Local\Temp\pglorpow.sys---- Threads - GMER 2.1 ----Thread   C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe [792:4236]                                                                                                                                                               ... Read more

A:Dropbox.exe virus/rootkit?

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Hello, your site helped me in Nov 2014 with a ransomware virus. The link is below to that thread. They were very helpful. However, ever since then, my dropbox and google drive do not sync anymore. I tried booting in safe mode, but got same result, so it makes me think it is deeper in the registry possibly. I had two computers affected by the virus, but only this one with attached files was modified. I updated both computers post-fix with MSE, Malwarebytes, and Ad block Pro. The dropbox and google drive sync fine on the other computer, but not this one. It does not sync. Can you offer any assistance? Thank you


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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.18715
Run by RUDI BAUKNECHT at 7:20:25 on 2015-02-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6127.3539 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B7ECF8CD-0188-6703-DBA4-AA65C6ACFB0A}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0C8D1929-27B2-688D-E114-9117BD2BB1B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windo... Read more

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Q: Dropbox

Anybody have an opinion about Dropbox?

A:Dropbox

Yes, I have an opinion. However my expectations may not even be close to yours. So I reserve mine till I have an idea of what you're looking for or expect from the service.

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Q: Dropbox

Hi guys.

I,m having a bit of a problem,(Not serious), accessing my work dropbox from my home pc.
I have my own personal dropbox account but also have a company dropbox account on my work comp.
Thing is, when using my home comp,and open dropbox I cannot see any option to log in using my work account. My home account isn,t the free one, and I,d expect to be able to login to my work files using my email/password etc? Its not a security issue on my work account or anything as I can take my work lappy home every night and access through it. Can you run two separate Dropbox accounts from one machine? (Dont see why not).

Any help much appreciated.
 

A:Dropbox

You can, see here: https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/61

If you need to occasionally just access files from one Dropbox then you can just sign into the Dropbox webpage and download/upload the files you need thought the website instead of using the Dropbox client software.
 

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Description
With the Dropbox app for Windows 8, you can easily browse all your files, view your pictures, and watch your videos with a tap!

Features
Browse and preview all of your files and photos on Dropbox
Open, edit and save files from other Windows 8 apps
Share any photo, file or folder with the Share Charm
Find your files with the Search Charm



Dropbox app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Q: Dropbox

I made changes to excel file on my computer and they did not show up on my I phone ????? I am scared now
!!!!!!
 

A:Dropbox

Hello,
Did you re-upload it to Dropbox?
 

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Q: Dropbox

I was not sure where to make this thread! If I have created it in the wrong section then please feel free to move it where it belongs.

What is the best way to use Dropbox to store an automatic backup of my C: drive?
 

A:Dropbox

Dropbox by default does not backup your computer. Now you could do this a few ways. I think the easiest would be to use something such as Acronis, or Windows Backup and save the backups to the Dropbox folder (when you install the Dropbox software on your computer there is a Dropbox folder that is created and synced to the cloud)

I think the real issue with that is going to be the space limitation. Might want to look at something such as Back Blaze
 

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Q: Dropbox

I have just started using Dropbox and want to know if it is possible to upload an entire folder all at once instead of having to click on each individual document one by one?
 

A:Dropbox

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from imarcus
I want to load up an MSExcel sheet to Dropbox and share it with some 20 invited people, each of whom can download the sheet into MSExcel on their PCs, make additions to the sheet and put it back into DropBox and have all members of th group able to download and make their own mods and again reload to dropbox to be available in perpetuity to the group members?
any ideas please? My first attempts result in downloads by invited group members only into browsers and not into MSExcel, and so cannot be modified! Frustrating.
many thanks, imarcus.

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Q: dropbox

I sometimes receive a dropbox full of photos and videos. I can download the photos individually into a folder (very time consuming), but how can I download videos into a folder in the .MOV or .AVI format? Now, they get saved in the HTML format which is of no use to me.
 

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Q: Dropbox

I just installed windows 8 pro. I downloaded and install dropbox, but it does not seem to work. Is dropbox not compatible with 8? I did a search of the forums and saw something of dropbox through the 8 app store, but not sure if that is what I need.

any help is appreciated.

thanks,

Mike

A:Dropbox

dropbox works fine. I have it. make sure you use a new installer. not an old copy you had lying around.

there is a dropbox Windows Store app but it's pretty worthless. the desktop version is great as always.

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Hi I am having trouble with dropbox. When I share a folder with other people they say that the images they see are very small? Does anyone know how to use dropbox!?!?! I need help!
 

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We use Dropbox to access our folders anywhere!! Very nice!
I was trying to create VBA code that will send a file directly into a Dropbox folder.
It is one level past dropbox.

The only issue is we have different windows and different versions of Excel.

Some computers are Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
Excel versions are Excel-2007 and Excel-2000

So paths are different by each operating system. Some may be Documents or it may be My Documents, etc. etc.

Any help, is greatly appreciated.

Michae
 

A:Using Dropbox and excel VBA

Can you post your existing code?

Rollin
 

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Hi
There is some software to make a photo presentation that get photos from dropbox?
Many thanks and sorry for my english

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I hope this is the right place for this question.
 
I have been migrating everything over from an XP desktop (now disconnected from the Internet and from my local WiFi network) to a Windows 8 laptop.  That includes Dropbox folders.  On examination I find, however, that not everything has been brought over.  A rather large number of photo files are stored on an external HDD attached to the XP computer (but not, at least not yet, to the laptop).  My photo files far exceeded the 150 or so GB of the HDD on the vintage 2004 desktop, so I kept them on a 2 TB WD "MyBook" external HDD.  On the XP box that happened to have the letter M assigned (not my doing, it just worked out that way).  All those files are in turn backed up on a second 2 TB external HDD (a WD Passport, not connected to anything except when doing backups).
 
Some but by no means all of those files appear in the Dropbox folders on the laptop - presumably those that happened still to be active on the computers of someone sharing that particular folder.  I can of course connect the MyBook to the laptop, but it will probably not end up as drive letter M (probably something more like E).  I could probably migrate all those files to the C:\ drive (1 TB) on the laptop, if necessary (but I would rather leave them on an external, if I have to buy a couple more externals, so be it, today I bought a 3 TB Seagate for $99 at COSTCO).  Question arising, how do I tell Dropbox ... Read more

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Hi, 
 
My colleagues have let me know that my laptop is editing shared dropbox files without my knowledge. I am trying to fix this yet having some difficulty as I am not familiar with the ins and outs of malware etc.
 
From what I have looked into so far, Cerber 3 files appear to have been generated by a virus/malware on my computer. I believe this may be causing the issue. 
 
I have also attached a hijackthis logfile, however honestly have no idea how to interpret it and which files to remove.
 
Any advice would be much appreciated, 
 
Kind regards, 
Ross
 
 
 
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 7:03:05 AM, on 26/09/2016
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.14393.0000)
 
 
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Users\Ross Kennedy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\WESTERN DIGITAL\WD APP MANAGER\PLUGINS\WD BACKUP\App\WDBackupService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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I am an independent consultant who uses Dropbox rather frequently. I have a client with 10 users in an accounting firm that need to share documents. I would like to recommend Dropbox for Teams but am confused by the 5 user license? All 10 users will be sharing and have access to the same folders, no access control needed, do they still need 10 separate accounts even if there is less than 10 computers, and all 10 users are sharing the same folder?
 

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Here's the deal, I like the option to have a cloud file sharing/storage application on my IPhone for my pictures and videos.
 
I been using Dropbox for awhile now and love it but I have outgrown the free version and giving serious thought to paying for it annually at $8.95 a month unless I can find something that works just as good and is free with a lot more storage space: estimating . 
 
I tried Google Drive but I yet to see how I can select the entire picture folder; all my attempts is an individual selection and that is crazy for according to my phone I currently have over 900 images and videos. 
 
Thank You. 

A:Anything better than Dropbox (paid)?

Google Drive gives you up to 15 GB for free. It's the best alternative to Dropbox right now. If you want to pay for storage there is also iDrive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

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After carrying out a Factory Reset I have downloaded Dropbox again.

Dropbox on the PC shows all the folder headings and subfolders as they were before but they are all empty.
When I login to my Dropbox account on the web it shows all the same folders and all my files are there.

I have copied a file onto my 'PC Dropbox' but that does not upload.

How do I get them to synchronise?

A:Dropbox synchronise

If you installed the app and login it should sync its self

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Drop box looks like a good thing to have for storeing large data files.
Does data protection only come on the paid business version or on the free version also?
 
Thank you.

A:Questions on Dropbox

I would hope that they have the data protection on the free version as well.  This to me would cause a security risk for everyone else, unless they have the free version on a completely different server that has nothing to do with any of their other versions.  How do you break into a network, The Weakest Link...

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For some odd reason, everytime I try to boot up Dropbox it doesn't work. it gives me this error:






Couldn't start Dropbox. This is usually because of a permissions error. Storing your home folder on a network share can also cause an error.

Get more help at
https://www.dropbox.com/help/72



I checked permissions for my temp folder ... and I do have all access already and followed directions they gave. Though this still doesn't work, then my plug-ins for Chrome that use the temp folder also has issues. I can't figure out what's wrong, and I don't have a point from before the error to even system restore because I cleaned out my laptop after this problem started thinking it was a cache problem.

I'm at my wit's end and I need dropbox to do work! Any help is immensely appreciated.

A:Dropbox does not work!

Have you tried logging into Drop Box through your browser?

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I want to start using TrueCrypt in my Dropbox. I've read quite a bit, for example How to Use TrueCrypt in Your Dropbox, and random comments, but I thought it would be interesting to start a discussion here.Have you used these together? Any tips or advice?

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I have a Dropbox file that I wish my uncle to see whenever he likes. I've simply given him my Dropbox login details. If I were to encrypt that file with boxcryptor, how would uncle be affected - would he merely need an extra password or would he need to have boxcrypt installed on his PC?
Thank you.

A:Boxcryptor and Dropbox

Boxcryptor needs to be installed on his system.

Cryptsync is a nifty alternative. It's effectively a wrapper around 7 Zip, using its password facility. Free.

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is DROPBOX safe to download??????
 

A:Solved: Dropbox

It shouldn't contain any viruses if thats what you mean by being safe to download. But I would think twice before putting my documents in someobody else's server. Better to encrypt them before uploading.
 

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I am interested in both but I am seeking help from the MT community on which of these (From A Security POV) would be a better choice, as I will be utilizing the paid version of the most secure option. I do currently have a free MEGA Acct. But when it comes to a Paid account I want the best security for my buck, thats why I am asking here brfore I step up and pay for either option. I am more interested in which will protect my files and data best.
I don't care about storage size, sync perks, free or paid, ect.
I don't think MEGA is hosted in the US, while DropBox is hosted in US (I think) as their main is in Cali and MEGA is in New Zeland. Correct me if I am wrong, and does this have an impact for either of these from a security standpoint ?
Thanks for your feedback in advance.
PeAcE
 

A:DropBox Or MEGA ?

Kim dotcom warns mega users to backup their files

You've read this already, which is a bit of a preparation for whatever happens next with MEGA. MEGA or any variation of it has always been at risk of shutting down at any given time, so I personally wouldn't use it myself.

Dropbox is great, but I think Google Drive is definitely the best cloud alternative right now, security standpoint included.
 

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hello,

I get a very annoying UAC prompt to allow Dropbox to execute with admin privileges every 10 minutes.

The issue have been in a week now.

What to do?

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Mod Edit:  Split from  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/544157/error-cant-initialize-plug-ins-directory-please-try-again-later/ - Hamluis.
 
And we probably just found the source of your problems. ;) Permissions on your Temp folder are wrong, change them to match mine, except with the last one - replace "Slavko" (this is my account name) with yours.
 
 
http://www.screencourier.com/image/40E466DA822EE695couzacth2t
 
 
After that, reboot the computer and see if Dropbox starts working.
 
 
 
 
EDIT:
 
Also, make sure that in "Owner" tab is your username listed as an owner of this folder. If it's not, change it.
 
Same problem here unfortunately and I can't see your settings at that link. Did you take the pic down?

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Hey everyone,
 
This one is a bit of a mystery to me, I was wondering if anyone could help.
 
We have a users PC on our work network who cannot get Dropbox to work.
 
The problem is the installation;
 
When we go to install Dropbox (using Admin credentials) it will ask for the Dropbox username and Password. When typed in it the Window will disappear and Dropbox will not be installed. (we have tried multiple credentials)
 
We have tried this on the PC's log on (not the domain) and it worked. We have also installed Dropbox successfully on other PC's on our Network. This PC has a fresh installation of Windows 7 the same as the others with Dropbox.
 
The Dropbox website suggests that this can be caused by an Anti-Virus getting in the way but when installing Dropbox no AV was installed (we wanted to try Dropbox before we installed it)
 
Any ideas would be great,
 
Thanks,
 
Darktune
 

A:Dropbox issues

Have you tried turning off UAC and trying the installation?

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On this computer, I installed Dropbox last week, when we installed Windows 7. Ever since then, when the computer boots into Windows, the setup for Dropbox appears. It only does that on this computer.

How do I get it to stay?

A:Dropbox keeps Resetting

I mean, by "setup" is that the popup window pops up, the one that you see after you just installed the app. It's the one that says

"I already have a dropbox account" and "I don't have a dropbox account" something like that. I have to click the "I already have a dropbox account" and go through the setup (ex. Enter email and password and it syncs everything to the computer from my Dropbox).

Also, the printer settings will go back to default, even though I press apply and OK. Not everything resets, just some things, like Dropbox and the printer.

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Hi,

I have understood that Dropbox isn't very safe to use and I Googled for alternatives which I found of course. Before trying them out I would like to know if someone here knows, from own experience/knowledge, better solutions for storing data 'in the cloud' than with Dropbox?

Thanks in advance.

KR, Leo

A:Dropbox alternatives

Personally, I use Google Drive. More secure, use your same Google account, 5GB free storage, and desktop syncing like dropbox. Also, it is integrated with Google Docs.

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Hi guys,
 
I've got dropbox currently installed on my computer and I'm considering encrypting the entire Windows OS partition using Truecrypt (as the software provides one of these options).
 
1) Am I right in saying that as my Dropbox folder will be in my encrypted Truecrypt partition, it will also be encrypted?
2) Will I be able to access these Dropbox files from the Dropbox website on another computer that does not have Truecrypt installed (I'm guessing not)? What if I have Truecrypt portable on a USB drive?
3) How will shared folders in Dropbox work, if they will automatically be encrypted upon downloading on my Dropbox folder from another Dropbox user? Will others be able to access them?
 
Thanks in advance for the help

A:Dropbox and Truecrypt together?

In my knowledge:
 
1. Yes,TrueCrype will encrypted whole partition.
2. Yes,but it won't be encrypted. (Not sure because its docs not have about dropbox but I think it same with Network Share Folder.)
3. Not Sure,but I think it will be encrypted after syncing finnished.

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When I try to do it, it pins Windows Explorer instead, so I have to right click and select the DropBox folder from the list. It would nice if there was a way to directly go to the folder.

A:How to pin DropBox to taskbar?

One thing you can do is change the default starting location for Windows Explorer.
Method #1:Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right Click "Windows Explorer"
Change the target field from: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe
to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, <New Path>

i.e. %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, %USERPROFILE%\DropBox
or %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, C:\Users\username\DropBox
Method #2:Shift+Right Click the Taskbar Icon > Properties
Now follow the rest of the process as you would with the above method.
Otherwise, you can create a toolbar and place a shortcut to that folder within the toolbar.

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after enabling TAM with default settings, it prevented dropbox desktop app from syncing.
I had to grant it special permissions in order to get it to work.
Why does this happen, and maybe TAM is preventing certain programs from updating, without my knowledge?
 

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(I had a similar post which touched on this, but I want the focus to be entirely on this, as it's very important that I set this up right.)

I have a class of 33 5th graders starting late August. Here's the setup I want:

Note: All kids will have an email and Dropbox account of their own; they'll establish these at home. At school we have 4 ipads plus 12-13 netbooks, and all will have Dropbox installed. The kids will use these daily, but they are NOT assigned to individual students; that is, Chloe might use an ipad one day, a netbook the next, and another different netbook the next.

The kids will use these throughout the day for various purposes: reports, searches, documents, create powerpoints and videos, etc, etc. The most important thing is that their work can be accessed easily both at home and school. So, they work on a powerpoint at school, save it to their DB folder, then at home they open it up and continue working. And while they're home, maybe they find some images or video clips they want to use for this or that project, so they dump those in their DB folder and use them at school. THAT is what we need to do. I've been told that DB is ideal for that.

So here's my understanding of how it will work (please tell me where/if my thinking is off.)

* At home on my computer I have Dropbox set up with a "resources" folder into which I will place documents, videos, links, etc, that the kids can access as needed. This will be publi... Read more

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We have a excel spreadsheet that is shared on dropbox. Our problem is Dropbox keeps creating "Conflict" data files when another user modifies the spreadsheet which basically creates a separate spreadsheet for that user rendering it "unshared" if you will. We do not have this problem when sharing this spreadsheet on our local server.
 

A:Excel 2007 & Dropbox

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In a business environment, fresh install of windows 7 SP1...
All 5 windows 7 boxes cannot access facebook
All XP boxes can access no problem.

From the 7 box, tracert works perfectly, nslookup works fine.
All other websites are accessible.
There are no entries in hosts file, no virus as this is a fresh load.

I have already tried disabling ipv6, does not fix issue.

A:Cannot access Facebook or Dropbox Only

Oh, and iPhones and iPads that use WiFi here only have the issue while using the WiFi, no problem using wireless signals.

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Hopefully this is the right forum to post in, my apologies if its not.

I'm trying to run Dropbox as a different user, but whenever I try, I get the error "Logon failure:unknown user name or bad password." The first way I tried was by holding shift and then clicking "Run program as another user." The username and password that I typed in were definitely valid, but for some reason they weren't recognized as so.

So I tried another gimmick, I installed Dropbox on the alternate user on C:\ and navigated to "C:\Users\(user)\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin" on my administrator account. I then made a shortcut of the .exe to desktop, went to properties, and added in "runas.exe /user:username" before the target. Command prompt then came up asking for a password, and when i typed it in, the error "RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run.... 1326:Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password."

I'm clueless, someone please help me out! Thanks!

A:Run as different user error with Dropbox

Here is our tutorial on the subject, hopefully you will find some hint that may help
Run as Different User

It appears,however that it describes the procedure that you already tried.

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Ok so this will kind of be a long story. I am trying to use a program that requires me to log into dropbox via IE. HERE is a download for the program. Now every time i try to log into dropbox I get a java scrip failure. So first I tried updating java to no avail. I disabled my firewalls. Than I tried updating IE11 with no results. I attempted fixes including redoing IE11 security, addon and other settings. Nothing. Finally the windows site said I was using an incompatable version of IE and linked me to the proper one. It forced me to delete the newer version of IE to install this one so I did by deleting the windows IE update through programs and features in the control panel. This "proper" version of IE seems to be IE8 and has not made one bit of difference in the java script failures in IE. Now I am just trying to reinstall the latest version of IE (IE11) witch has installed and asked me to restart my pc to take effect and when I do it is not installed and I am still stuck with IE8 and when I try to uninstall that through the windows updates in programs and features it dose not even show up. When I try to delete the files It says I don't have permission. When I try to Give myself permission it says "an error occured while applying security  information access denied". At this point I am giving up on fixing this alone or based off of previous threads with problems that vaguely resemble mine. I need help and have no clue where to even begin dealing with all of these issu... Read more

A:Internet explorer 11 and dropbox

You're confusing Java with JavaScript. They are not related. A JavaScript problem usually is with the application you are trying to use. 

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I saved an MSWord 2007 file on 8-31. This was a 345 page novel that is due to the publisher on 9-1 (today). However, since it's the holiday I have until Tuesday. I use Dropbox for backup. I also email myself a copy of the file daily. Somehow, and I'm not sure how, both on 8-30 and on 8-31 I emailed a version from 8-29. When I went into Dropbox to retrieve the file, I saved what I had and somehow (yes, the warning came up that the file was already there, but I stupidly disregarded this) I overrode the 8-31 file. At least this is what I think happened. Dropbox advertises that they take snapshots every time you save your file, but even in previous versions, it only shows 10-15 snapshots from 8-29. It's like I just created the file on 8-29.

I am devastated. This is a major setback. In 24 years of writing, I have never had this happen. Though I never used dropbox before either - and now I'd like to delete it but I'm actually afraid I will lose all my files.

I've tried Dropbox, Window Cache, Dropbox cache, and MSWord previous versions. Am I sunk? Dropbox doesn't appear to have a phone number and while I did email them, they say the respond in 1-3 days, at which time it will be way too late.
 

A:Help with Dropbox or MS Word (Urgent)

Didn't you save the Word documents anywhere on your hard drive as well? That's the first place you should have saved the documents. Never trust online services alone for such important documents.

My wife also likes to write novels, but she even prints them. A novel is a lot of hours of work to just lose in a jiffy! It's like losing the winning lottery ticket!
 

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I've been using Dropbox because my school PC is Windows XP, but next year they will be switching to Windows 7 which is compatible. I'm hoping to switch to Live Mesh because it's a bit more unobtrusive and has remote desktop capabilities.

Anyone that uses Mesh a lot like it more? any suggestions?

I like how you can sync custom folders. With dropbox I have to mklink to sync the documents folder, but in Mesh I can sync specific folders within my documents.

A:Live Mesh or Dropbox?

I'm a dropbox user myself. With any cloud service, I don't want to completely trust any of my data to the cloud. This is the reason that I like dropbox, everything is synced between my PC's and the cloud..so I have a local copy of the data. I believe previously that SkyDrive had a 50MB file limit, which has since increased to 100MB..

Since my home upload speeds are fairly slow, I don't store much in Dropbox, so the 2GB for free and the 1GB that I got free for referrals is more than enough. I don't really need the capacity of Sky Drive.

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In the past it has happened while using BitTorrent, and yesterday it started happening with DropBox. DropBox would be uploading for random amounts of time, then crash out of the blue.

Windows 7 x64
original installed OS
came pre-installed so OEM I believe
approx 18 months old I think - have never reinstalled the OS

A:BSOD when uploading using DropBox

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sheahantom


In the past it has happened while using BitTorrent, and yesterday it started happening with DropBox. DropBox would be uploading for random amounts of time, then crash out of the blue.

Windows 7 x64
original installed OS
came pre-installed so OEM I believe
approx 18 months old I think - have never reinstalled the OS


These were all related to your Rt64win7.sys (network) driver. Yours from before win 7 was released. I would re-install newest version available.

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Just recently I get these pop-ups sometimes every few minutes whether I click yes or no on the  'Do you want this to make changes to your computer?'
 
I've had Dropbox for years and never had this before - any explanation please?

A:Why am I getting Dropbox update pop-ups all the time?

Could be something that isn't Dropbox....or if it is you may be able to stop the popups by blocking it loading at startup and loading when you use it.
You can view the Windows Startups, your Browser(s) startups and Scheduled Tasks using CCleaner's Tools. Use the other programs to find and remove
adware and more sinister malware.
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Open CCleaner...post the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner:
 
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.
At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next
post. Please do that.
 
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you
will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.
 
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Hi all

I use Dropbox a lot and find it very useful. I also have my own personal server as was wondering if there was a program that did the same as drop box but allowed you to use a personal server and ideally was free?

Anybody know of one?

Cheers
 

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Hi, for some reason in the start menu where the shutdown button is, when you click the arrow for the other options like restart, logout and all that the box is transparent and I can't see the options. Is there a fix to this?

Here is what I'm talking about:


I'm using Windows 7

A:Transparent shutdown dropbox?

Hi sometimes a reinstall of the video driver can work

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Ran rkill now dropbox won't connectAny reason? Any way to undo that?Edit: Edit word rkill for member due to iphone auto-correct. ~ AnimalEdit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Ran rkill now dropbox won't connect

Have you rebooted your machine?

From the RKill documentation:
"If there is a problem after running RKill, just reboot your computer and you will be back to where you started before running the program."
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

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I'm having an issue with the Dropbox icon on my desktop that is driving me crazy. After I upgraded to Windows 10 from 7 an icon appeared on my desktop along with the normal smaller icon in the notification area of the taskbar. The desktop icon, though is NOT just a shortcut, meaning it's the icon for the program itself and I can't delete it without deleting all my files. After several frustrating days of working with it, I decided I would just change the icon to match all the other steampunk icons on my desktop, which I did by going into the registry and pointing to another icon I've made. However, every time the computer restarts Dropbox writes over the custom icon with its own ugly blue one and I have to hack the registry again to change it back. None of the other PCs I have using Dropbox have had this icon show up on the desktop, and I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I've been able to upload files but not folders. Could the fact that I'm a the library have anything to do with it? Can't drag, can't click and copy. I've been having to open the folders and drag each file.
 

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I was having some DropBox syncing issues so I uninstalled it. Now when I try to reinstall it, nothing happens; the install package will not launch. It's not running in Task Manager. I've tried re-downloading it with same results. I've been in touch with their "tech support", if you can really call them that. No luck with any of their suggestions as of yet.

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I just downloaded Dropbox onto my HP Touchsmart PC running Windows 7 Home Premium; and now my keyboard doesn't work. Any suggestions?
 

A:Keyboard/Dropbox problem

Standard keyboard or touchscreen?

Uninstall Dropbox.
 

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Ever since I synchronized my DropBox with my new Windows 8 laptop my FolderSync app no longer pushes changes to the target folder on sd card.

Is there some sort of seeing I have to adjust?

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I have 100 GB of online storage. The provider offers access via:
FTP
WebDav
RSync
Now I want to synchronize my music-folder like DropBox (or Microsoft LiveMesh) does using the online storage.

Do you know tools which can handle this?

A:DropBox-like Synchronisation using own FTP or WebDav

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge


I have 100 GB of online storage. The provider offers access via:
FTP
WebDav
RSync
Now I want to synchronize my music-folder like DropBox (or Microsoft LiveMesh) does using the online storage.

Do you know tools which can handle this?


Just curious. What's your upload speed?

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Somehow there has been a change in my dropbox account and it never quits syncing certain files, most of which seem to be associated with the program "sqlite" and it seems to be stroing information about all of the traffic from my computer.  is there anything i can/need to do about this?

A:dropbox never gets finished syncing

Drop box will only sync the files in your "Drop Box" Folder or the folder you have specified at the point of install. You can change the file which it syncs to in the preferences menu. Lastly you can re install. Hope that helps. 
 

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Dropbox urges some users to change their passwords.
Read here.

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Good day all,

I'm transitioning my life and work from a Mac ecosystem to Windows. I've successfully transitioned most of my life over without any hassle and I'm very happy about that. There's one issue I've run in to and I could use some expert advice.

I run a freelance design business from home. I'm trying to use my Surface Book for this purpose while my custom PC is built. For years I've been using DropBox as my remote sharing/syncing across all my macs when I'm in and out of the office. I've really begun to hate DropBox for a couple reasons. As of right now, as I work solely off of my Surface Book, which only has 128GB HDD, I'm struggling with space. So I've decided to use Selective Sync to only keep the files I NEED on my Surface so I can work.

In my workflow, I usually need to edit or duplicate an older design file with a new/current offer. To find an older PSD file in DropBox via the web interface is SO PAINFUL and frustrating - I some times want to cut myself

I need to find another cloud system that allows me to search all my cloud files with large previews/thumbnails and then either download it to my computer to edit/duplicate or a way that it will allow me to edit it as a cache and then sync it back up to the server upon save. I rather not have to download the file and take up space... because then I have to add another step in my workflow and empty my downloads and trash every time to keep the freed space available.

The ideal system would allow me to view ALL ... Read more

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Clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache that your ISP has. For Windows - (Start > Command Prompt > type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter).
 

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I am not a DROPBOX virgin having used on Windows 7 for ages. However when I try to install it on Windows 8 everything seems to go fine but after the installation is complete I cannot find the DROPBOX folder and neither does the icon appear anywhere! Where should I expect it to be on 8?
 

A:Solved: DROPBOX & Windows 8

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Hi, a week or so ago I asked a question about backing up my pictures, documents etc before I cleaned my laptop and put it back on original settings -can't find post right now.

I thought I had saved my stuff to Dropbox which was already on my desktop - because when I opened the icon I saw my documents etc and had been told Dropbox would save my stuff automatically. But now when I go into my Dropbox account my documents are nowwhere to be found.

Can anyone explain this? Or have any idea how I can salvage stuff? I'd just started working on a book and this is really vexing, thanks.
 

A:Lost Backup on Dropbox?

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as above.

i currently use symbolic links to manually cherry-pick the app setting files and make symlinks from various applications (from MS word, to adobe lightroom or ebay listing programs).

is there any available application that helps me do that easily? or is there any other method which i can use to effectively sync these settings across all my computers?

TIA! :D

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RE: dropbox > possible hacking / privacy issues: why does my dropbox account security section say that my pc's last access to dropbox was 5 months ago....since I've accessed it 50 times since 5 months ago?message edited by Buzzey

A:Has my dropbox security been compromised?

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When I installed Dropbox on my 8.1 machine, when I go to Share on the Charms menu, Dropbox is an
option and when I click on it..nothing happens. It just shows the blue dropbox logo.

When I tap on Dropbox from my Start Menu, it automatically logs me into my account so I don't
know why Dropbox seems to be lost from the Share.

Does anyone know how to get this to work on the Charms bar?

A:Share to Dropbox Windows 8.1

Hi there
The SEARCH Charms function is a typically BOVINE piece of software that obviously wasn't tested by the developers with NORMAL USERS before being rolled out.

The only asinine way I can get this thing to even HALF work is to use the Metro version of IE to bring up a web page and then go into the Charms menu where some of the context *might* appear in the charms share.

Reading further - it seems functionality of this will be limited to Store apps only -- even more imbecellic -- I HATE the whole "Store concept" anyway -- leave that method to our well known "Fruit Company".

The way I would have designed it would be for you to right mouse click and then pin the link / item you want to share -- but Oh No - some incredibly useless system was devised -- some of the designers here SHOULD HAVE BEEBN SHOT !!!! => Don't people ever do a simple POC (Proof of Concept) of their applications these days before writing A SINGLE LINE OF CODE or is that too old fashioned now.

Cheers
jimbo

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Team,

I have the following configuration for Windows 7:
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
OS Version:                6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Standalone Workstation
I had Dropbox 3.4.6, but after several tries I could not update to the latest version.
The installer can be downloaded but after clicking on it it does not run, I have tried to install the full version, still it behaves the same. So I have tried to reinstall the version I had, which is 3.4.6 and it works fine, it just wont sign-in to dropbox,
as it is a very old version.
Can anybody please help me.
Regards
Madhusri

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Hi,
My Windows are appearing in a Dropbox folder. How do I stop this?

Rgds
reggied
 

A:Solved: Screenshots appear in Dropbox

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Is there any way we can backup our data like dropbox on a pendrive? Dropbox keeps the files up to date. But with a pendrive, I don't want to copy over the folder again everytime I save my project. So is there any program which can automatically backup my files on the pd and keep it up to date?

A:Dropbox-like backup to a USB pen drive

Is the pendrive (flash drive) always going to be connected or do you want it to backup when you connect the drive?

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I have a little netbook running Windows 7 from an SSD and 2GB of RAM. I'd like to have read/write access to my Dropbox files, but I find that the Dropbox client service is a massive memory hog.

Is there either A) a lightweight Dropbox client, maybe from a 3rd party, or B) a way to run Dropbox so that the client doesn't always run, and only syncs files periodically ... say, once an hour or once a day?
 

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I have been asked to install Dropbox in order to collaborate with a 3rd party vendor on some projects.  This vendor already has a network of of others as part of his dropbox share.  My concern is the potential of malware/viruses reaching me through this Dropbox share.  It isn't scanned like our email.  Should I be worried about this?  I don't even know who the other parties connected to his dropbox are.  Is Skydrive a  better option?  I really need some help here.
 
Thanks,
 
Chey

A:Dropbox Security Concern

Do you trust the 3rd party vendor?
 
This shouldn't be an issue, in general.  Anything you download from Dropbox is probably scanned by your machine as part of the download process.  I don't know if any of the cloud storage companies scan what you store.
 
You're going to have the possibility no matter what.  One needs to assume that you trust the people that you are working with.  As long as you're not passing EXE and script files around you should be fine.

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Hello everyone, again.
I am a long time user of dropbox on my android devices and wanted to have it up and running on my PC too.
 
Point is, I can't get it to start.
 
I'm attaching the screenshot of the problem.
 
I've tried "Run as admin", I tried to empty app data and temp folders, also to uninstall (but it gets stuck in about 90%).
 
Any ideas would be helpful!
Thank you in advance!
 

 
The log file content:
[get_extra_trace_info failed]
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox\client\main.pyo", line 614, in boot_error
File "dropbox\client\main.pyo", line 3759, in get_dropbox_path
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'config_dict'

Original traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox\client\main.pyo", line 4065, in main_startup
File "dropbox\client\main.pyo", line 1788, in run
File "dropbox\client\main.pyo", line 863, in startup_low
File "dropbox\client\multiaccount\instance_database.pyo", line 846, in __init__
File "dropbox\client\mapreduce.pyo", line 64, in __init__
File "dropbox\client\mapreduce.pyo", line 110, in new_user_key
File "dropbox\keystore\keystore_win32.pyo", line 65, in store_versioned_key
File "dropbox\keystore\keystore_win32.pyo", line 86, in _store_versioned_key
KeystoreRegKeyError: Failed to create keystore regkey!

A:Dropbox can't startup, can't uninstall

This fix found on a thread at Dropbox worked for me:
 
Justin H. March 09, 2016 13:32

On Windows 7 I fixed this by going into regedit.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dropbox
In here there were 3 keys ks, ks1, ks2 that had permissions of old Domain profile user.  I right clicked each of these and went into the permissions and added my new local user to them with full access. 
After that dropbox began to work as normal.
Hope this helps someone else.
 
Justin

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HELP! I have been working with Dropbox for some time now & this is the first time I have seen this error. I launch the dropbox website and open an excel file (.xls). The excel file opens, however, the screen is gray. I can move around the gray spreasheet by using the arrow keys and see the fields in the box at the top of the screen. It only is happening with this one particular excel sheet. Of course, it is the file I need the most!! I have repaired Microsoft Office. Any other ideas? TNX!
 

A:Excel Screen Gray in Dropbox

Do you see the actual spreadsheet minimized at the bottom of the gray screen? Look in the lower left corner. Click the big square to maximize it.
 

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I've recently tried to save a file which I was editing. It is normally saved directly into my dropbox folder on my computer. On trying to save, I got an error message saying that 'the save failed due to out of memory or disk space'. I hadn't realised that files I was saving into dropbox were also saving onto my computer's hard drive (technophobe!) - so I changed my sync preferences so that photos I had saved in dropbox and some large PDF books were saved just onto dropbox and didn't sync with my computer. I've uninstalled and reinstalled dropbox to check these changes have taken place - they have, I've now just got my Notability dropbox folder synced with my laptop which is where I save most of my documents and ipad notability documents. I'm sure the overall storage must have reduced massively by virtue of removing all of my photos synced to my laptop via dropbox. However I've just tried to save the file again (it's only a 10 page word document!) and still no joy. I need help asap because not being able to save documents is going to make life tricky quite quickly!!
Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? And if not, then at least suggestions as to where else I can save files for the time being?
Thanks a lot! :)

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I have a question, and you all have been so helpful so I thank you.
I have my iphone set up so it syncs the camera roll with drop box as I take pictures. Yesterday I was syncing some files while on the computer to dropbox while looking at some pictures, and it kept freezing up. Anyone know why this would happen? MAybe this is a random question idk
I have a dell laptop xp 1.7 dual core 4 gigs ram
Thanks!

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Hi all,

I would like to remove the dropbox option from autoplay prompt as in picture
I already did it in the past but I cannot remember out and where is the key on registry

Thx

A:Dropbox autoplay option remove

Read here: Add/delete program to Autoplay, Windows 7?

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Always able to share files with friend via drop box.  Nw both sheand I get the message "Windows can't finf friend" when trying to share. How to fix this?

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Everything worked fine on Windows 7, but not anymore.

Both Google Drive and Dropbox are set to autostart with Windows, but they don't. I even tried adding Drive shortcut to startup folder, but to no avail. I can start Drive manually though.

And Dropbox has another issue - I couldn't install it as "normal" admin account, so I had to run the setup as administrator (elevated), but Dropbox setup clearly stated "Dropbox will not work correctly if installed using "run as administrator command". However, I had not choice, since normal install didn't work. Now I can also run Dropbox manually, but only with "run as admin" command.

This whole admin and elevated rights issue with Windows 8 is a bit of a nightmare. Half of the installations don't work with normal rights.

Basically, what I want is both Google Drive and Dropbox to autostart with Windows and function properly.

A:Can't get Google Drive and Dropbox to autostart

OK, I guess I just fixed it myself by giving my user full elevated rights. Both Drive and Dropbox started normally after reboot.

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Hi all,

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-FW41E. I'm running windows 7 64 bits. Whenever I upload files to dropbox, my laptop often bluescreens. It doesn't always happen, but then again sometimes happens 10 times in a row.

Here is a scenario:

- I'm copy pasting 20 photos into my dropbox.
- First photos syncs correct, bluescreen on second photo sync
- Computer reboots and automatically continues syncing the rest of the photo's
- Photo 3 and photo 4 sync correctly
- Then on photo 5 bluescreens again

The problem here is, you can't really stop the synching, so when the computer reboots it often blue screens straight again after logging in because the syncing then continues.

What have I done?

I have done memtest, no memory errors were found.
Computer is completely spyware free (used malwarebytes)
Used CCleaner
Reinstalled dropbox

I have included 3 minidumps of the last 3 crashes at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/baqp9z9tz...KjTZETOCRjIyba

They all happened within a 20 min timeframe. I really really really hope someone can help me out!!! Dropbox is a very important tool for me. I am not 100% sure the reason is dropbox but it only happens when using dropbox, so I guess its dropbox...

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD when dropbox syncs files

Hi jacovg91.

Only crash dumps are not enough. Click on the button below ....



It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I'm using a Toshiba AH6 A200 laptop which I've had for a few years (Vista Home Premium, SP1, 32 bit). I been running utorrent on it without any trouble for years and installed Dropbox about 4 months ago. Starting 3 weeks ago my system completely freezes when either of those programs begins to transfer files.

Dropbox - after indexing is complete
utorrent - as soon as I connect to a peer

I'm not sure if this is caused by the downloading or uploading (or both) as both of these programs do both of these things. I've uninstalled and reinstalled both programs and am running AVG free security.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Is there any way to index files in Dropbox?

Thanks, Bob

A:Can files in Dropbox be indexed (for Search)?

Read here, see if it helps: Windows Search - Configure and Use

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I admit I don't really know what syncing is but since these folders and Dropbox are both on my desktop computer is syncing really necessary? Can someone advise me please? Or offer an alternative that is simple to use but that doesn't take up too much memory on my PC?

I just don't understand Cloud, Dropbox and others of a like nature.

Many thanks.
 

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A:Sync folder like dropbox (Homegroup)

Welcome
You can try Karens Replicator, which makes automatic back ups and see if that is suitable for your needs.
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp
I know it works great for backups to my external.

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hey guys, i'm really loving dropbox and truecrypt. i really want to get this sorted out. whenever i change a file within a truecrypt container, somehow dropbox knows the container has been changed and it re-uploads the file. i don't mind this, but i'd really like to know how dropbox knows the container has been changed if it can't open the container.

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Hello Everybody.

I have used the command line to create a .txt file which lists a directory of files.

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Thanks.

A:Copying Directory to Dropbox File

Just specify a path after the redirect symbol.

Code:
dir /b >C:\Where\Ever\You\Want\list.txt

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Welcome and I hope this is a simple problem. My names Andrew

  Dropbox folder is capturing 20 gigabytes worth of screenshot pictures. I have caught this behavior two separate times in a matter of a week or two. I use many free programs such as WinDirStat, 7-zip, Dropbox, Citrix reciever, Fraps, Transmission-qt,Tech Powerup GPUz, DeSmuME NDS emulator, ISO to USB, Cheat Engine (for  single mission, play on borderlands, haha). First time finding dropbox filled I manually deleted files. Then, I ran a comprehensive scan of malwarebytes,avast registry scan, and then adwcleaner. I had directory, hot keys tampered with, and maybe something else.  Tonight, I deleted the screenshot folder. I will leave my system un-tampered with if it doesn't get worse, yet I could try uninstalling and re-installing it.  I understand the risks of torrent programs. 
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Hello Tech guys ..

I have dropbox installed on desktop PC run by Windows 7 at office,
and desktop PC run by Windows 7 at home, and laptop HP,
sometimes, I change my password at home, and when log in to my PC at work, dropbox still working and sync the files as usual, the same process on my laptop,
The reason that I tried to change passwords for security reasons, if someday my laptop lost, someone else will login my PC at office, there will be possible to have a full access all my data which contains large size of data, some personal and some for work, personal documents, certificates etc,

few years back, i was using Sugar Sync, whenever I change the password at any of my machines, the other machines where installed SugarSync asks me for the new password before sync any data or allow to login to my files,

There is a good thing on iphone5s, that I can lock my dropbox with my fingerprint, as well a PIN number password to be allowed to access to my data,

the question: is there any safe measure similar to the above? that can be used on windows 7 ?
whether how to lock the installed dropbox folder? or someways to protect my data from any random access by others?
Best regards
 

A:How to lock Dropbox folder on windows7 ?

Hi,

Password-protecting the folder won't really do a whole lot if they can just log in as an administrator and claim ownership of the directory themselves.

I'd suggest installing TrueCrypt, and using that to create a file-based encrypted volume. Then put your DropBox directory inside that, and only folks who know the decryption password can get to it.

Note that they could easily install a keylogger on your PC to learn your decryption password without your knowledge.

Also, the requisite disclaimer: Check with your IT department, and don't do anything contrary to established IT policy. Oftentimes organizations frown on personal use of work property (your PC) and resources (the bandwidth used to download from/upload to DropBox), so make sure you aren't violating any rules that could land you in trouble
 

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Last night onwards Ive been facing certain weird problems on my PC. Dropbox app started behaving quite oddly and suddenly my computer hung up and on restarting it, the boot time svan opened up and my Quick Heal Anti Virus shifted a certain file called Python.dll to quarantine. Then onwards dropbox completely stoppped working on my pc and it wont even uninstall. When i try to uninstall , it says that python file is missing and thus uninstallation failed. I did try to restore the python.dll but it wouldnt happen. I tried to manually delete the dropbox files and installed contents. All files except one single file called DropboxExt64.27.dll get deleted. This particular file is apparantly open in Windows Explorer but i just cant find it,
I have no idea why this is happening. UI have scanned my pc using Malware Bytes, Quickheal as well as Bit Defender but none of those show any threats or malwares or threats.

I have also tried to install Dropbox but it shows sime error regarding python.dll and some other messages.
Thus i cannot use, delete or uninstall Dropbox app on my PC. If there's anyone out here who can help me with this silly problem then please do let me know.

Ive posted a pic of the error message shown when i try to delete that file.

I use Windows 7 on my PC and have a really decent config in my rig.

Thanks

 

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