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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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Why are there 3 copies of Dropbox Running on my PC?

Whenever you fire up Dropbox (or it starts automatically at login), you will soon notice three Dropbox.exe processes running on your PC. Though unusual, that is completely normal behavior. It’s just how Dropbox works. You can see the three processes … Continue reading

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