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Why can't I upload a specific .pdf file to Dropbox?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lord Vader, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    This is really annoying. I have a 193MB .pdf file to upload to my Dropbox account, and no matter what I do, it won't upload. I've tried both the advanced upload method and the basic, after Dropbox told me there was a "flash error" and to upload using the basic method. The problem is, every time I try the basic method, after several minutes of trying, I get the error message of "Problem loading page...".

    I've checked to make sure everything is fine with respect to the file and all else, but I haven't found any reason this should be occurring.
     
  2. klang

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    Have you tried rebooting?
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Does the file have any punctuation in the name? Might be a reserved character
     
  4. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    Yeah, that didn't seem to help.

    Nope. Just the name with the typical .pdf extension.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Can you resave the file?
     
  6. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    Yeah, I even did that a few times. Re-uploaded it and all. Zilch.

    Weird
     
  7. CCarncross

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    193MB is pretty large file, is there a single file limit size coming into play here?
     
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Is this any help?

    https://www.dropbox.com/help/5/en
     
  9. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    Obviously, I'm well under the limit, and with an account size of 250GB, 193MB is nothing.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Make ZIP and upload the zip file.
     
  11. coldsteel

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    WinZip or WinRAR does diddley for compressing PDF files. You maybe get 1-2% compression. Which sucks. it may fool the system tho.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Try 7-Zip
     
  13. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Just curious, how much do they charge for a 250GB account?
     
  14. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    In this case, zipping is more about obscuring the content of a file than trying to make it smaller.
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would say it's two-fold approach; 7-Zip should pack it.
     
  16. trh

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  17. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    It has been well established that the size of the file isn't the issue.

    Using some obscure compression scheme is rarely the answer; especially in an environment where many users on multiple platforms are sharing the files.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Then Support Dept should be involved ...
     
  19. dennisj00

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    I just uploaded the largest PDF I have on my iPad (220MB) to Dropbox with no problem. I'd email support.
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Perhaps LV's file has some keywords what triggered NSA servers ? ;)
     

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