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Drop Box Importing Unwanted files

amazme1
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I found many files being imported into dropbox from my Mac Document Folder area.  I deleted them.

How can I stop this from happening?  Is there a settings area I need to go to?

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Re: Drop Box Importing Unwanted files

Mark
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Dropbox doesnt import things in - the files need manually putting in to the Dropbox folder.

The only thing it may import is photos and videos if you have Camera Upload enabled. This is also only from devices connected to your computer (e.g. USB pen/phone etc.)

 


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Re: Drop Box Importing Unwanted files

Mark
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Dropbox doesnt import things in - the files need manually putting in to the Dropbox folder.

The only thing it may import is photos and videos if you have Camera Upload enabled. This is also only from devices connected to your computer (e.g. USB pen/phone etc.)

 


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River7
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Importing the photo files from a connected USB automatically is the problem that I am having - how do I stop that and still have dropbox in the finder in my Mac available to drop files?

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Mark
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Disable Camera Uploads: https://www.dropbox.com/help/photos-videos/enable-disable-camera-uploads

 


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Re: Drop Box Importing Unwanted files

Jane
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Hey @River7

 

 
If it's not too much trouble for you, would you mind taking a minute of your time to fill out a survey sharing your experience using the Dropbox Community? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2lNKIxT .
  
Warm regards, 
JaneA

 


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dropbox.com/support

 

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