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#248900 15-Apr-2019 15:40
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Just a heads up. Dropbox (apparently silently) changed their policy around connected devices for free accounts in March. From now on free accounts have a three device limit. If you currently have more than three devices in your device list, you'll be fine until you try to replace or add a device. As soon as you try to add or replace a device, you'll have to delete pretty much every device in your list except two, then you'll be able to add the third. You'll find the device list under Settings/Security/Devices.

 

What do I do if my device limit is reached?
If you're a Basic user and you linked more than three devices prior to March 2019, all of your previously linked devices remain linked.

 

However, if you'd like to link a new device (or re-link a previously linked device), you must unlink all currently linked devices (down to less than three), and then you can link your new devices (up to three).





It’s not that I’m agoraphobic, it’s just not safe to go out anymore.

 

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  #2217498 15-Apr-2019 15:45
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Yea, very user hostile.

 

There's much better solutions out there now anyway IMHO (DIY: Nextcloud & Syncthing or Paid Google Drive/Onedrive etc), but Dropbox certainly pioneered the way to easy-to-use file-syncing.

 

Remember the good old days of Dropbox Quest or whatever it was called?  Very smart/clever marketing.


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  #2217547 15-Apr-2019 16:16
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muppet:

 

Yea, very user hostile.

 

There's much better solutions out there now anyway IMHO (DIY: Nextcloud & Syncthing or Paid Google Drive/Onedrive etc), but Dropbox certainly pioneered the way to easy-to-use file-syncing.

 

Remember the good old days of Dropbox Quest or whatever it was called?  Very smart/clever marketing.

 

 

I had the fortune to be an early adopter of Dropbox, and introduced a lot of people to it through mailing lists back in the day, in the process accumulating many 250 Mb bonuses up to a total of around 16 Gb capacity, all on a free account.
It seems to have reached a similar position as Skype in that it is a default, and even minimally-techy people understand generally how it works.

 

I've been investigating alternatives such as Nextcloud, but to be honest, Dropbox works well enough that my motivation to change is pretty low.


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  #2217561 15-Apr-2019 16:24
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They've certainly played their part in the grand scheme. I'm more than happy with the service I've had so far, especially for the price of $0. Dropbox is just really convenient for the few files I regularly accessed from multiple devices, but not so convenient that I'd spend $US10 a month to retain the service. Especially when I already have other facilities I'm paying for (that are quite a bit less than $US10 a month). I'm only using ~3GB of the 12GB on my account, which can easily be absorbed by another service.





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  #2222046 22-Apr-2019 10:53
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I have just come across this limit.

 

Currently have 61 linked devices, across ipads, iphones, pc's/notebooks. 

 

Many of those 61 devices are no longer in use but this is a serious inconvenience.   

 

I will have to stop using dropbox, I'm thinking onedrive .   Or, maybe will check apples offerings... I am fine with paying for a service, but which one?

 

Still haven't got around to replacing crashplan either....I'm wondering if I can kill 2 birds with one stone here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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