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How can I direct where I want my automatic uploads to go?

Explorer | Level 3

Since I have Dropbox Plus, the upload of my photos and vidéos are always and automaticaly directed to my dropbox files - I have no choice to change : I DO NOT WANT THIS !

I want to upload my photos and videos wherever I want : Dropbox should not decide for me.

I therefore wanted to doawnload the desktop app, in order to change my preferences - but I am unable to realise this doaanload and I do not know why.

But doanwloading the desktop app is not the issue - the issue is to be abble to decide myself where I upload my files out of my phone.

Thanks in advance for providing me a solution.

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Re: Uploading photos & videos

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Dropboxer

Hi Antoine, you can disable the automatic camera uploads using the steps here.

It has the steps for both the mobile and desktop app.

Hope this info helps!


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Re: Uploading photos & videos

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Antoine_BXL,

In addition: You can't manage this from other device or from web (this is device setting, not account).

Hope this helps.

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Re: Uploading photos & videos

Explorer | Level 3

Hello,

Thanks for your reply.

I was able to change the desktop app, but not the one on my phone.  It's a Windows one, and the the menu icon of Dropbox does not allow to get to 'camera upload'.

Therefore, it does not work.

Any idea I may acces to the settings of the 'camera upload' on my Windows phone ?

Again, thanks for your help.

Antoine.

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Re: Uploading photos & videos

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks.

It's therefore an issue since I can't change the settingson my Windows phone

Antoine.

Re: Uploading photos & videos

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Settings entry is usually the last one in the menu. Could be invisible initially. Did you try scroll to the menu end?

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Re: Uploading photos & videos

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

If you tap the three lines in the top left, then the gear icon, you should see camera uploads on the right.

If not, could you forward a screenshot showing your settings page (while hiding any personal details) in the Dropbox mobile app?


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Re: Uploading photos & videos

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks for your reply.

Here is the screenshot: 

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As you can see (in French): 

- no option for ‘Camera upload’ in the settings of the Dropbox app on my Windows Mobile

- and none of these options (account, security, …) propose the setting of the ‘Camera upload’

I am lost

Antoine

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Re: Uploading photos & videos

Super Collaborator | Level 20

On your screenshot are options groups, not final options. Try a recursive lookup in the groups.

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Re: Uploading photos & videos

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks again.

You're right.

Here are the print screen behind thoses option groups - none of them proposes to set the 'Camera Upload'

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