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I can't figure out how to tag in Dropbox.

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Hi! I am getting familiar with Dropbox because one of my clients uses it. We need to organize files by both folders and tagging. I can't figure out how to tag. All of my searches indicated Dropbox didn't support tagging in 2014 (!), and then maybe some support for desktop app and/or photos. I can't find anything for 2019 or 2020 other than coder stuff. Anyone who is not a coder able to tag files in Dropbox with cloud version?

By the way, the forced labeling to submit this request doesn't make sense and there isn't a fit for files, folders, tags, or organizing so choosing all. :(

Many thanks, Community and Dropbox suppport.

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Re: Tagging files

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Hi @StephPDX. Welcome to our Community! 

Tagging files is indeed not a Dropbox feature at the time, but we do have a few features that could help you note information on files and folders. 

Want to make a folder defer from the rest and even tag people on it? Your answer is Dropbox Spaces. 

 Introducing Dropbox Spaces

Want to make a note to a file? comment on a part of a file and mention another user? 

Comment on Dropbox files. 

I would love to have your feedback. Let me know if these features help you accomplish what you wanted.  

Thank you!


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Re: Tagging files

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Hi! I had this same question. Tagging people with their @ may not work -- I'd like to be able to make files searchable by who created them by using a #, but not add to their workflow -- which is currently denoted by @ to call their attention. 

 

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Tagging files

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Hi @michele44, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

Currently, there isn't a method to tag files on the Dropbox site, As to making it possible to search for who created a file, this isn't possible either.

 

If you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!


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Re: I can't figure out how to tag in Dropbox.

Explorer | Level 4

This is a feature in Box: https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044195913-Using-Tags. And it's also a feature within Dropbox's own support forum. This is a no-brainer to add to Dropbox. We need to be able to both organize files into folders but also be able to tag files so they can be searched on multiple dimensions. Folders are too limiting because a file only exists in one folder, whereas a file may have multiple tags to search it by

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