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File name changed when uploading to a Dropbox Request

File name changed when uploading to a Dropbox Request

Roblox1
New member | Level 2

I was logged into my account and uploaded a file to a requested folder link. However, when I got the upload confirmation email, it added my name to into the file name. I needed to have it named in a specific way and didn’t think it would add my name to then end of the file name.
Does this happen automatically?

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Rich
Super User II

@Roblox1 wrote:
... didn’t think it would add my name to then end of the file name. Does this happen automatically?

Yes, the uploader's name is added to any file uploaded through a File Request.

Learningtech
Explorer | Level 4
Does that change the “file name?” I had to use a specific naming sequence and I don’t know if it added onto the name or just let the person know who uploaded?

Rich
Super User II

@Learningtech wrote:
Does that change the “file name?”

It actually renames the file to include your name.

Learningtech
Explorer | Level 4
Oh wow. I had no idea. Thanks. So to avoid this, is it better not to be logged in? I like getting the confirmation email, but can’t risk file name being changed.

Rich
Super User II

@Learningtech wrote:
Oh wow. I had no idea. Thanks. So to avoid this, is it better not to be logged in? I like getting the confirmation email, but can’t risk file name being changed.

If you're not signed in you'll be prompted to enter a name and won't be able to upload without entering one. Upon upload, your name will be added to the filename just as if you were signed in.

 

You can't avoid the file being renamed. The recipient will need to rename the file to remove your name after the upload.

Learningtech
Explorer | Level 4
Is there a sample of what a file name looks like when it’s uploaded. I never knew the name was automatically amended?

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @Learningtech, how are you today?

 

An example name of a file uploaded through a file request would be "file name Hannah.jpg", if I were to upload it.

 

I hope this helps!


Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Learningtech
Explorer | Level 4
I was signed into my Dropbox. I clicked a Dropbox request link and dropped my 2 correct named files xxx - xxx - xxx into the folder and uploaded. I get a confirmation email and the name is changed the middle xxx doesn’t show up and my name is added to the end. How can it delete part of the name that I named? I saw it when it uploaded and it was correct

Learningtech
Explorer | Level 4
Thanks Hannah. Now it seems like it deleted part of the file name and added my name to the end? Can it delete part of it?
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