Note, there exists an experimental process to follow if you need a completely text-based install, follow it here. This will be a guide to install Dropbox on a headless or remote terminal, presumably only accessible through SSH. A short GUI is needed to be run through to perform this process, as you probably would have seen […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Instructions on how to backup external folders with Dropbox can be found here.
This article will show you how to add PDFs to iBooks using Dropbox on your iOS device. Read the full instructions on Lifehacker.
If you’d like to view and edit Office docs on your phone, you can do this by opening them from Dropbox with the paid versions of Docs to Go or QuickOffice. If you make changes and save them, they will automatically upload back to the server. To take pictures, record video, or record audio and […]