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Q&A: How do I tell that Dropbox is working as a Windows Service?

  We’re trialing AlwaysUp to run Dropbox as a Windows Service without anyone logged on. But when I use AlwaysUp, I cannot see the Dropbox tray icon. How do I know that it’s working? — Wendy Hi Wendy. Yes, verifying that … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 12.5: Dropbox fixes, Email improvements, AutoStartDelay and More

We’re closing out the tumultuous 2020 with version 12.5 of AlwaysUp — our “run anything as a Windows Service” utility used by tens of thousands of savvy computer administrators across the globe. This release delivers a few major enhancements: File … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why did Dropbox Stop Copying/Synchronizing my Files?

My client who has AlwaysUp for Dropbox running on his server informed me that his files stopped syncing. I created a test file in their folder that is supposed to be syncing and sure enough, it was not working. I … Continue reading

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Why you should Disable Smart Sync when Running Dropbox as a Windows Service

In this article… What is Dropbox Smart Sync? How Smart Sync works: Supporting technologies NTFS Sparse Files technology Windows file system Minifilter driver technology Windows Interprocess Communication (IPC) Implication #1: Files cannot be downloaded without an Internet connection Implication #2: … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 12: Bulk Import & Improvements for Dropbox

AlwaysUp version 12 is out! Here are the most notable advancements in our popular “run anything as a Windows Service” software: Easily import application XML files “in bulk” — instead of one at a time The best way to copy … Continue reading

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