DropboxPortableAHK

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DropboxPortableAHK

#1 Post by Ruby » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:27 am

Haven't tested yet, but I figured I'd post it because I know a lot of people are interested.
The Archive (~15 MB) contains the Dropbox binaries/runtimes.

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Hey guys,

The last few days I was searching for a working portable version of dropbox, but I haven't found one, which is up anymore, all of them are discontinued.
So I decided to create my own portable version and called it DropboxPortableAHK, as it is based on the AutoHotkey language.
Homepage: http://nionsoftware.com/dbpahk/
Project Forum: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=33387

Edit: Updated links
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Re: DropboxPortableAHK

#2 Post by joby_toss » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:59 am

It works fine!
Thank you!

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Re: DropboxPortableAHK

#3 Post by freakazoid » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:04 pm

is it stealth? ;)

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#4 Post by joby_toss » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:16 pm

It's portable enough for me (the reg entries left behind are not relevant - "...\Shell\MuiCache" and "...\Explorer\MountPoints2"). I'm still using the JPE version, though. :)

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Re: DropboxPortableAHK

#5 Post by Magibon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:14 pm

great! i was just looking for a working, updated version :)

everything works, but there was a slight glitch at the end of installation, it was asking for the Dropbox folder but it wasn't created yet with no exit and crashed, weird, but it works in the end.

thanks!

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#6 Post by -.- » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:11 am

worked fine for me, i like it :D

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#7 Post by webfork » Thu May 19, 2011 4:38 pm

Ghacks note on this program:
http://www.ghacks.net/2011/03/14/dropbo ... tallation/

Edit: This program also gets around the issue with Dropbox always wanting to name the directory \Dropbox away from the old style of \My Dropbox. It might seem minor, but when you have all your program links set up with "My Dropbox", changing it is very annoying.

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Re: DropboxPortableAHK

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:18 am

DropboxPortableAHK is @ V1.41

http://nionsoftware.com/dbpahk/download
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#10 Post by guinness » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:38 am

It should be noted (because I couldn't find on the official site) that this uses Dropbox V1.1.45.0 and not the latest version due to massive changes to the DB.
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Re: DropboxPortableAHK

#11 Post by Midas » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:37 am

Don't want to be stirring any pots, but I can't believe our gurus didn't see this as a worthy addition for the database -- I deployed it today and promoted it to my new best friend... :D

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#12 Post by guinness » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:12 pm

Does it work with the latest version of Dropbox?
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Re: DropboxPortableAHK

#13 Post by Erkhyan » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:46 am

It does work with the latest version of the DropBox service, but not with the latest version of the DropBox client software. As far as I know, something changed in the client after a certain version that broke portability. On first launch, it downloads a copy of the last version that supported portability — that was DropBox 1.1.45.

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#14 Post by guinness » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:46 am

This is why I didn't add it, purely on the fact it still uses an old version of Dropbox which leaves your config file open to potential attack.
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Re: DropboxPortableAHK

#15 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:06 pm

Erkhyan wrote:On first launch, it downloads a copy of the last version that supported portability — that was DropBox 1.1.45.
I observed the same at my end...

Not really sure if older Dropbox versions are a security liability; IMHO they have just been adding new features since the version DPAHK uses. For instance:
http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=61042 wrote:1.4.7

* Fix missing translations.

1.4.6

* Fix importing of files larger than 2GB on OS X.
* Better handling of the "never from this device" option on Windows.
* Fix for infinite syncing on really really long paths.

1.4 (Codename: Phoenix Down) Features

* Importing of photos from cameras, phones, and SD cards.
* Batch upload/download of files.
Still, if you're concerned with the security of DropboxPortableAHK, its options and execution can be locked by setting a password (not your Dropbox folder, mind you; if you want that, you'll have to encrypt it yourseld; I suggest using TrueCrypt to create an encrypted volume...). YMMV, though... :mrgreen:
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