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How to change the file name, when using a File Request?

How to change the file name, when using a File Request?

j0r0b0
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I belong to a photo club that has us send submissions to their dropbox file. I use an iPhone and want to be able to submit a photo. How do I put in the name of the photo in place of that long file name that shows up.

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Rich
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@j0r0b0 wrote:
that’s what I don’t understand. Where can I put that information in before it’s finally submitted?

There is no option to rename a file or enter file information in that process. You would need to find a way to name/rename the file on your device before you upload it. That's something unrelated to Dropbox. Perhaps see if there's a way to rename a file in your photo library, or perhaps make a copy of the files elsewhere on your device and rename it there.

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Megan
Dropbox Staff
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Hi @j0r0b0, how are you today?

 

Did they ask you to submit content using a File Request, or using a different way, such as a shared link, or a shared folder? 

 

You can't change the name of the file after you submit it in a File Request. But have you tried renaming the file locally on your mobile, before uploading it? 

 

Let me know more, and we'll take it from there! 


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j0r0b0
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What happens is this:
1- I click on the link which is sent that opens up dropbox which access the photo club account.
2- I click on the link for adding files.
3- I choose the photo library, which is on my iPhone. The only pictures in there are usually .JPG files.
4- I select a photo and then select upload
5- I see a long file name similar to this:
E619FB54-C533-41D0-B20C-E9F3CD2213…
6- it doesn’t let me put it in the actual name that I have given the photo.
7- that’s what I don’t understand. Where can I put that information in before it’s finally submitted?
Thank you

Rich
Super User II
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@j0r0b0 wrote:
that’s what I don’t understand. Where can I put that information in before it’s finally submitted?

There is no option to rename a file or enter file information in that process. You would need to find a way to name/rename the file on your device before you upload it. That's something unrelated to Dropbox. Perhaps see if there's a way to rename a file in your photo library, or perhaps make a copy of the files elsewhere on your device and rename it there.

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