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Re: Uploading files without syncing

Uploading files without syncing

garywornell
New member | Level 2

I work with an INGO in Nepal.

  • Head office in the UK has 5TB of DropBox space.
  • We wish to upload files to the shared folder from iPad.
  • Each iPad has a DropBox account with 2GB of space. 
  • When an iPad connects to the shared folder 'Beneficiary Video Updates' the sync prevents us from uploading new files because of the space limitation.
  • We don't need to sync the files from 'Beneficiary Video Updates', but just need to upload to the folder for head office to access and edit as required.

I am looking for a solution that will enable us to upload files to 'Beneficiary Video Updates' from the iPads without the space restriction without having to purchase additional space on the iPads whi

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Re: Uploading files without syncing

Kora
Dropboxer
Hi again 🙂

Have you tried asking them, instead of inviting you to a shared folder, just file requesting the folder you need to send them? This way you will not be forced to burden your accounts with the size of that shared folder and they will receive the files/folders you wish to send them.

And if accessing that folder for you is needed they can always send you a link so you can open it online and only download the files that you wish. 🙂

Kora

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Re: Uploading files without syncing

Kora
Dropboxer

Hi there!

 

The way the iPad works is the same way as the iPhone. When you access the Dropbox application, you are able to see all the file/ folders contained in your account, however they will only be saved into your iPad/iPhone if you download them.

 

From what you wrote, your problem is probably the Basic account of 2GB od space. Have you checked how much storage it still left? Maybe the lack of space onyour Dropboc Basic subscription is the reason you cannot upload as well as edit and sync.

 

Now, since you do not wish to pay for a upgrading, the only options available you have are :

 

1. Removing any files/folders you do not wish to keep anymore on Dropbox.

 

2. Increasing your space by referring friend and family member to create a Dropbox account, which will provide you 500MB for each referral.

 

3. Removing yourself from any shared folder that increases your quota.

Kora

Re: Uploading files without syncing

garywornell
New member | Level 2

@Kora wrote:

Hi there!

 

The way the iPad works is the same way as the iPhone. When you access the Dropbox application, you are able to see all the file/ folders contained in your account, however they will only be saved into your iPad/iPhone if you download them.

 

From what you wrote, your problem is probably the Basic account of 2GB od space. Have you checked how much storage it still left? Maybe the lack of space onyour Dropboc Basic subscription is the reason you cannot upload as well as edit and sync.

 

Now, since you do not wish to pay for a upgrading, the only options available you have are :

 

1. Removing any files/folders you do not wish to keep anymore on Dropbox.

 

2. Increasing your space by referring friend and family member to create a Dropbox account, which will provide you 500MB for each referral.

 

3. Removing yourself from any shared folder that increases your quota.

Kora


Hello Kora,

Thanks for your reply. The issue is really that the shared folder paid for by the INGO 'contains a few hundred gigs of data and we just want to join that folder through sharing and upload new material without it affecting the iPad's Drop Box account. In other words we want to 'drop' files into a large 'box' from our iPads. We don't need to store them on the iPad. Once they are uploaded from our pictures library - we can delete them from the iPad and head office in the UK can manage the media themselves. 
I hope that is clearer. What do you think? Is it possible?

Re: Uploading files without syncing

Kora
Dropboxer
Hi again 🙂

Have you tried asking them, instead of inviting you to a shared folder, just file requesting the folder you need to send them? This way you will not be forced to burden your accounts with the size of that shared folder and they will receive the files/folders you wish to send them.

And if accessing that folder for you is needed they can always send you a link so you can open it online and only download the files that you wish. 🙂

Kora

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Re: Uploading files without syncing

garywornell
New member | Level 2

@Kora wrote:
Hi again 🙂

Have you tried asking them, instead of inviting you to a shared folder, just file requesting the folder you need to send them? This way you will not be forced to burden your accounts with the size of that shared folder and they will receive the files/folders you wish to send them.

And if accessing that folder for you is needed they can always send you a link so you can open it online and only download the files that you wish. 🙂

Kora

Hello Kora,

This seems to be the best solution. The INGO can then copy the files to their dropbox and the 2 GB on the iPads can be easily maintained. Thank you - Gary

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