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  1.    24 May 2017 #1
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    Dropbox: Can It Change My Files?


    Sorry to be creating a thread on this, but this is a super urgent problem that I need help with.

    I'm feeling very untrusting of Dropbox and I just want to check that my files haven't been altered by Dropbox.

    How can I check that my files haven't been altered or tampered with in some way?

    Thank you!
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  2.    24 May 2017 #2

    I seriously doubt Dropbox would do this, they are a major well known company and if they started doing that, you would hear about it all over the net.

    I personally have never noticed any file being altered.
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  3.    24 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    What leads you to believe that somebody at Dropbox is doing anything with your files? I've never noticed anything off with any of my files in Dropbox.
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  4.    24 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Florida
    Posts : 210
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    What leads you to believe that somebody at Dropbox is doing anything with your files? I've never noticed anything off with any of my files in Dropbox.
    This goes for me also. Four computers, and two phones. Never had an issue since I started using DP at least five years ago. If you're running it on multiple devices maybe sync is off/not working correctly somewhere causing issues?
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  5.    24 May 2017 #5
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    Forever West
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    Ditto, no problem. If really concerned one could compress files into a .zip before uploading, could even password-protect that .zip file. Just be sure to pass that information along to whomever needs it.
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  6.    25 May 2017 #6
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    Windows 10 Home

    Are you sure that editing permissions are disabled for shared files ?
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  7.    28 May 2017 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks!

    Is there a way I can check if files in my Dropbox folder have been altered like by looking at the "modified" date?
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  8.    28 May 2017 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by NiceAndShy View Post
    Thanks!

    Is there a way I can check if files in my Dropbox folder have been altered like by looking at the "modified" date?
    You're asking if you can tell if a file was modified by looking at it's last modified date?

    Seems like a self-answering question to me.
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  9.    05 Jun 2017 #9
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    Thread Starter

    Well, I wasn't sure because I'm not very savvy with this area.

    What's the best way for me to make sure that my Dropbox files haven't been modified from the time I first uploaded them?
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  10.    05 Jun 2017 #10
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    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Use a tool like https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/

    Not only does it prevent anyone from accessing or changing your files (if they're not on your local PC), but it encrypts them as well. Because the encryption happens on your local PC, all DropBox can see are the encrypted contents.
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