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Re: getting a 409 error and need help

getting a 409 error and need help

tiamat
Helpful | Level 6
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I'm just getting started with the Dropbox API. I want to see a list of all files in my `Camera Uploads` folder (and eventually download them) via the api. I've been following some tutorials and have tried the following:

 

import { Dropbox } from 'dropbox';

const accessToken = "<my token>";

const dbx = new Dropbox({
      accessToken,
      fetch,
    });

 dbx
      .filesListFolder({
        path: '/Camera Uploads',
      })
      .then((response) => console.log(response));

but I get the following 409 error:

"path/not_found/."

Can anybody help? I've tried variations on the 'path' property but can't get anything to work.

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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A 'path/not_found' error indicates that there's nothing at the specified path, in this case, '/Camera Uploads'. There's a few reasons this might be the case:

  • If your app has the "app folder" permission, it can only access the contents of the special "app folder" created for it inside the "Apps" folder (by default at /Apps/<app name>). It won't be able to access anything outside that, such as /Camera Uploads. If you need to access the /Camera Uploads folder, you'll need to register and use an app with the "full Dropbox" permission instead.
  • The folder you're trying to access may be at a different path.
  • You may be connected to a different account that doesn't have that folder.

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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A 'path/not_found' error indicates that there's nothing at the specified path, in this case, '/Camera Uploads'. There's a few reasons this might be the case:

  • If your app has the "app folder" permission, it can only access the contents of the special "app folder" created for it inside the "Apps" folder (by default at /Apps/<app name>). It won't be able to access anything outside that, such as /Camera Uploads. If you need to access the /Camera Uploads folder, you'll need to register and use an app with the "full Dropbox" permission instead.
  • The folder you're trying to access may be at a different path.
  • You may be connected to a different account that doesn't have that folder.

tiamat
Helpful | Level 6
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I get it now. When I created my app, I selected the wrong option for granting access to files.

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