Encrypt Your Dropbox Using TrueCrypt

If your Dropbox contains sensitive files, you might want to encrypt it for protection in the event your laptop is stolen. If you’re already running BitLocker or some other form of full-disk encryption, then you probably don’t need to worry about this. Otherwise, a free piece of software called TrueCrypt can help. TrueCrypt works by creating an encrypted file […]

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Sync Game Saves Across Multiple Computers

Description We already have a trick for syncing other folders, so let’s put that to good use and sync our game files across multiple computers, allowing us to take our game play where ever we want. This has only been tested with games labelled “Games for Windows.” Why would this be useful you ask? To […]

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Remotely Print Microsoft Office Documents in Windows XP/2000 Using Dropbox

Description This method gives you a possibility to print *.doc and *.xls files using Dropbox remotely. When the file appears in the specified directory, it automatically prints. After printing, the script deletes files. The printer, you want to use for remote printing, should be set as main. Instructions Download the VBS: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/855293/print.vbs?dl=1 Create a folder in […]

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Remote Control a PC Using Bash Scripts

These are two scripts that enable you to remote control a PC using Dropbox: Server PC First run this script on the pc you want to control. Client PC Then run this script to pass commands to the server PC. If you use Windows, then you can run this using Cygwin Keep in mind that […]

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Start Dropbox as a Windows Service

Description You can start Dropbox as a Windows Service. Otherwise, your changes are not synchronized when you are logged off. For example, if you install Dropbox on a server, your changes will not sync if you do not log in. Links http://www.jrdata.se/2011/01/20/dropbox-as-a-service/ http://www.jrdata.se/2011/03/11/installing-dropbox-as-a-service-on-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-x64/ http://www.coretechnologies.com/products/AlwaysUp/Apps/RunDropboxAsAService.html

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How to Sync Your Desktop, My Documents, and Favorites

Description Do this on all PC’s you want to share your system directories with and they will then sync between them. This method will work for Windows Vista/7. Instructions Navigate via Windows Explorer to your user account, i.e. C:\USERS\<myaccount> Then just select the folders you wish to be synced via Dropbox, for example you can […]

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