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Moving files from Dropbox to my iPad

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I currently have 1Tb of space in my Dropbox to house a number of video files.  I would like to move them to my iPad hard drive so that I can get by witha 2Gb Dropbox.  How can I do this?

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Re: Moving files from Dropbox to my iPad

Super User
Super User

Hi @Jrby,

  1. Install the Dropbox iOS app in your iPad if you have not already. 
  2. Open the Dropbox app, go to Files tab, and browse the video file. 
  3. Click the options menu (...) on top right, and select Export
  4. Then select Save Video, and it will save the video file to your camera roll. You have to do it for each video file. Later you may organize them in albums/folders. 

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Re: Moving files from Dropbox to my iPad

Super User
Super User

Hi @Jrby,

  1. Install the Dropbox iOS app in your iPad if you have not already. 
  2. Open the Dropbox app, go to Files tab, and browse the video file. 
  3. Click the options menu (...) on top right, and select Export
  4. Then select Save Video, and it will save the video file to your camera roll. You have to do it for each video file. Later you may organize them in albums/folders. 

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Re: Moving files from Dropbox to my iPad

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Can I then move the files to a folder elsewhere than Photos?

 

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Super User
Super User

Where do you want to move? In iOS, you do not have true file structure, you can access a file via a supported app. In your Photos app all videos stay under the album Video. You can certainly save the videos in another supported app. Or you can just keep them in Photos, and organize them in new albums if you like, it is just like folders. 

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
Thank you - that was very helpful.
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Re: Moving files from Dropbox to my iPad

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

How can I move a whole folder to my iPad hard drive? I have many files and it would take hours to move all the files. Plus I want to refresh these files from my Windows computer every few weeks.

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Re: Moving files from Dropbox to my iPad

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

The new iPad Pro has file structure now. How can I move a folder of PDFs from the Dropbox app into the dedicated files app on the iPad Pro?

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

There is no Save Video option

 

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Re: Moving files from Dropbox to my iPad

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @getgealthyllc and peeps! Welcome to the Dropbox Community.

You should be able to export files to your mobile device's internal storage or to another app

If the relevant options don't appear, could you send me a screenshot (without any personal info) of what you see?

Thanks!


Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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