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What app are you using to open the PDF files on the mobile device, the Dropbox app itself, or a third party app?
I deleted the app from my phone, turned it off and on again, then reinstalled it from Google Play. At that point, it was still showing the same out-of-date version of my files. After reinstalling it, I had to get Dropbox.com/connect on my PC, then 'point the phone at the computer and wait'. I pointed it at the Dropbox logo on the PC screen, but nothing seemed to be happening. The current versions of files still haven't come across to my phone.
To clarify, I update my files only on my PC, using the screen which also accesses my documents and pictures, then read the files when I am out and about, on my phone. No other devices are involved, and I have the basic Dropbox.
Any further suggestions would be welcome!
Many thanks, Jeff
Are you certain you're signing into the same account as the one on your main machine?
Does this only occur for PDF files, or any other file you have tried to open?
Thanks for your prompt reply, Jay.
I only have one account. If I open a file on my phone, it appears as a 'recent activity' on the PC, so there is a connection between the two.
I have just copied to Dropbox a photo as a JPG File and a document as Rich Text Format on the PC, and they haven't appeared on the phone.
I have updated an existing RTF file on the PC, but the phone is still showing the old version of the document.
Hi @Jeff047, can you send us some screenshots of what you mentioned, in order for us to have a visual of this?
Thanks for your reply, and your continued help.
I have no idea how to take screenshots; I have never done that before. Could you please give me precise instructions, and how do I then send them?
What do you want screenshots of, exactly?
For your PC, you can press Ctrl + PrtScn keys. The entire screen changes to gray including the open menu. Select Mode, or in earlier versions of Windows, select the arrow next to the New button. Select the kind of snip you want, and then select the area of the screen capture that you want to capture.
The screenshot will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it directly here, on our Community, when you try to reply back to me.
A few screenshots of the situation you described above, such as what you see on your phone, versus on your device, would be helpful.
I'm a bit confused (not difficult!). The difference between my PC and my phone is that the PC has up-to-date versions of my files, and the phone has an older version. I don't see how screenshots wil help. Can you be more specific, please. Thanks.
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