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Why am I seeing duplicates of my photos?

Level 3

Why does DB save every photo as a duplicate? That is double the space and even if I delete the duplicate they just come back

So I cannot use this product - will not work

 

does anyone have a solution? I am about to cancel otherwise and try something esle

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Super User II

Dropbox doesnt save everything as a duplicate unless you mean in the Dropbox folder?

If so thats why you are recommended to move files to there, not copy.  


 


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Re: duplicates

Level 3

Thank you - but I have not copied anything - I just installed it and it is creating duplicates on its own into the DROPBOX FOLDER

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Super User II

I'm still lost, how/where is it doing this?

With what files?

 

Dropbox cannot do anything unless its told to do so. iPhoto importer at all?


 


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Re: duplicates

Level 1

I have a quite similar problem Sometimes DB duplicate in some folder the files.     i.e. file pippo.xls  is duplicated with pippo(1).xls.   Sometimes I find pippo(2).xls, pippo(3).xls  etc    Why appen this? How can I solve this bug?  Thanks

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Re: duplicates

Level 2

I have many duplicates, denoted as *_2.jpg etc. I can search for all of the _2 in Dropbox search, but how do I highlight them all so I can delete all the duplicates in one go?

 

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Level 1

i am also extremely frustrated that 1, I have so many duplicates, and 2, that i can't see a way to easily delete the unwanted ones.

Also why do they all have a big green tick on them?

Can anyone help?

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Level 2

ditto. answers? solutions?

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Re: duplicates

Level 1

Make sure your folders on your hard drive are selected or not select to sync -

FOR MAC - not sure about Windows:

While Dropbox is NOT paused...

Go to Icon on top Menu & right click on the Dropbox Icon

Click on the GEAR on the bottom right part of the box

Select Preferences

Select Account

Selective Sync : Click on "Change Settings"

Select or de-select folders you want/don't want to sync.

 

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