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Re: Copy any part of a text in my files in Dropbox

Copy any part of a text in my files in Dropbox

Angela7
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I cannot copy any part of my text in my files in Dropbox. I can select text I want to copy but there is not any function for copyng, from my tablet and my smartphone android too. How can i do?

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Walter
Dropbox Staff
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Hey there @Angela7 - how are you today?

I understand you're wondering how to copy a small part of text from a file within your Dropbox account using the mobile app. 

Note that the copy and paste function is handled by your device's operating system, not Dropbox. Have you tried doing this via a web browser on your mobile while accessing our website and previewing your files online? 

Having said that and as I'd really like to help with this, can you tell me what type of files are these and if this persists if you download the files and open them on your mobile natively?

Thank you for you reply in advance! 


Walter
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Walter
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Hey there @Angela7 - how are you today?

I understand you're wondering how to copy a small part of text from a file within your Dropbox account using the mobile app. 

Note that the copy and paste function is handled by your device's operating system, not Dropbox. Have you tried doing this via a web browser on your mobile while accessing our website and previewing your files online? 

Having said that and as I'd really like to help with this, can you tell me what type of files are these and if this persists if you download the files and open them on your mobile natively?

Thank you for you reply in advance! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Rod2020
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Sorry, that solution did not work,
Downloading the file does not work either as it comes as a zip and the computer does not seem to be able to unzip them. 

Wonder why, however i can see them in the browser of drop box i just cant copy the text which is needed.

Can you help on this? 

Walter
Dropbox Staff
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Hi @Rod2020; thanks for joining our discussion here.


@Rod2020 wrote:

Downloading the file does not work either as it comes as a zip and the computer does not seem to be able to unzip them. 


If you'd like to access content from a zip file, you'll need the appropriate software to unzip it locally on your devices so I'd suggest searching the web for a -possibly free- software that could handle this. 

If I'm missing something here, please elaborate so I can advise further. 


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