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Removal of duplicate photos in my dropbox photo library

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I somehow uploaded several hundred photos from my iphone to dropbox. Not sure how I did it, but now I see a lot of duplicate photos in dropbox (carousel).

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Re: Removal of duplicate photos in my dropbox photo library

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When I vew a photo ON MY MOBILE DEVICE via dropbox app does it upload again???  Is that why the exact same photos duplicate?

Or is it that each time I connect my phone to computer is it re-backing up/uploading all photos I have stored on my phone, even if they're already in Dropbox?

I know that if I download a photo to my phone and edit it, that it would upload again, but these are the EXACT SAME photo files with a number added to name (xxx1.jpg xxx2.jpeg)

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Re: Removal of duplicate photos in my dropbox photo library

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Hi, Hap!

Thanks for writing in our Forum!

Unfortunately, there's currently no way to automatically detect and delete duplicate photos. The only thing you can do is to remove them manually from your account. Either via the Dropbox or Carousel website or via the Dropbox desktop application.

If you want to make sure that you remove all the duplicate photos you can use the following steps:

1) Go to www.carousel.com (please log into your account if you haven't already)
2) Navigate to the item that appears to be duplicated
3) Click on the little check mark icon overlying the thumbnail of the duplicate (which you can find on the top right of each thumbnail)
4) Click on the three dots icon on the top right of the screen and choose "Show in folder"
5) Note the location of this file in your Dropbox
6) Repeat steps 3 to 5 for another instance of the item that appears to be duplicated
7) Delete the redundant copies from their location

Hope this helps!

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Re: Removal of duplicate photos in my dropbox photo library

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Hi Francessca, could you also address my related question as to what is causing my photos are duplicating? ....or do I need to post it separately...

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Hey if you able to access some other third party tools can use duplicate photos fixer app easily available on mac app store also. just run it and add your drop box folder in the software its automatically scan all duplicate photos and mark them to delete as per your choice you can delete them if found duplicates click here for <a href="http://www.duplicatephotofixer.com/Photofixer.aspx
">delete duplicate photos </a>

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Dropbox has become ubiquitous digital drawer of the netizens of the planet. The 8-step guide to remove the duplicates is tedious and ineffective. It's not an impossible job to equip Carousel (or Dropbox interface) with a tool to find and eradicate duplicates. Or point users to install third party tools to do this mundane job, if such utilities are indeed available. May it happen. Amen.

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One of the apps needs have built-in duplicate detection.

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First they create the problem, then they sell you the solution. 

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try this DuplicateFilesDeleter

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I am furious with Carousel and the stupidity of not being able to delete duplicates.  Which duplicate finder are you all using and does it really work?

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