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DropBox

#1 Post by Bahamut » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:16 am

Dropbox is a file hosting solution with a few nice features that make it stick out of the masses of file hosters. It provides its users with a client for Windows and Macintosh computers which can be used to upload files to Dropbox. The transfer of those files works in the background while the user moves the files into an Explorer like window.

Several computers can be authorized to access an account at Dropbox making it an effective way to work with files between those registered computers. Files can be downloaded at anytime and it is even possible to look at Revisions of those files. The so called Drop Box works much like the Windows Explorer. Files and folders can be added, deleted, renamed which will be automatically synced with the online interface of Dropbox.

Files can be recovered or purged in the web interface if they have been deleted on a registered computer. This is excellent if a file has been deleted by accident.

A public folder is available that can make files available for the public which basically means that the user can copy an url that gives access to the file or files in that folder.

Shared folders on the other hand are useful for project and team work. Every member that gets added to that folder can perform all file and folder operations which, in combination with the revision system, provides an easy to use way of handling project files.

Dropbox is definitely easy to use. There is no irritating progress bar or window during file uploads, everything is handled in the background. The current beta accounts can use 2 Gigabytes of free storage, it would be nice to see a feature where users who share folders can add part of their own storage to that shared folder. A Linux client is currently tested internally and will be available to all Beta testers pretty soon.

Plans are that the 2 Gigabyte account will remain free for all users and that Dropbox will earn their money with accounts that demand additional storage space and premium features.
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#2 Post by joby_toss » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:23 am

DropBox Portable is here:
http://forums.getdropbox.com/topic.php? ... &replies=6
(you might need an account to download it)

I'm going to test this now...but I'm so excited about this and thought to post this news here first :) !

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#3 Post by m^(2) » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:30 am

joby_toss wrote:DropBox Portable is here:
http://forums.getdropbox.com/topic.php? ... &replies=6
(you might need an account to download it)

I'm going to test this now...but I'm so excited about this and thought to post this news here first :) !
Before I register, could you tell me whether it still creates a directory in user profile?
I wonder how does it worth with a local copy.
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#4 Post by MISIIM » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:00 pm

It requres .NET 3.5.

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#5 Post by m^(2) » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:41 pm

MISIIM wrote:It requres .NET 3.5.
Thank you for this mention.
It's useless for me then.
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#6 Post by MISIIM » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:56 am

I might mention that only the portable version has that requirement.

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#7 Post by m^(2) » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:57 am

OK, I analysed the stuff. The only important things are backup of registry key and changing %APPDATA% and %USERPROFILE%.

It's easy. Anybody willing to make a portable version? :)
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#8 Post by joby_toss » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:06 am

After a few days of testing my result is clear: great stuff ! Portable version works great. :)

There is some other debate on Caschy's blog: if you put a TrueCrypt container in the Dropbox and change only one file inside the container, then only THAT file gets uploaded in the on-line Dropbox version of the container and not the entire container, again, as expected !
How exactly this works is not fully understood ... I'm quite amazed myself ...

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#9 Post by Ameri-CAIN » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:43 pm

I agree with @joby_toss. I like this .NET or not! It works very well.
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Re: DropBox

#10 Post by freakazoid » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:07 am

So I'm looking for a Dropbox portable package and stumbled across this thread.

Here are some updated links:
http://mytselection.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... usage.html (scroll to the bottom of the post for the v1.0.10 build)
http://mytselection.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... -line.html (tutorial to show you how to use FreeOTFE to encrypt the dropbox folders)

Anyone else using anything different?
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: DropBox

#11 Post by joby_toss » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:19 am

freakazoid wrote:Anyone else using anything different?
Dropbox JauntePE version here! :)

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Re: DropBox

#12 Post by freakazoid » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:23 am

joby_toss wrote:
freakazoid wrote:Anyone else using anything different?
Dropbox JauntePE version here! :)
Same as this?
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... =13&t=5675
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: DropBox

#13 Post by joby_toss » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:28 am

No, just my generic JPE launcher and 0.5.1 runtime dll!
I haven't tested it for fancy stuff, but basic run/synchronize/end works flawless.

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Re: DropBox

#14 Post by webfork » Mon May 16, 2011 1:29 pm

Dropbox security issues: http://www.informationweek.com/news/sto ... /229500683

I can verify that the service does the de-duplication process described, but I wasn't aware that it could be a security issue. Note that Dropbox is still very secure, just not as secure as they advertise.
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Re: DropBox

#15 Post by -.- » Wed May 18, 2011 9:23 pm

i use the DropboxPortableAHK, gets updated often and works without problems
http://dropportable.ho.am/#english-home

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