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Copy instead of move

Copy instead of move

SMB-User
Helpful | Level 6

According to my experience the Dropbox folder is treated by users as a shared [network] folder.

So the expected default behaviour of the drag-and-drop between the Dropbox folder and local folders is the copy [instead of move] operation.

The move operation leads to the loss of the original files in shared folder when user means to copy it to a local folder from a shared [network] folder. That causes a bad user experience with Dropbox.

The Dropbox should have an option to set the default action of drag-and-drop between the Dropbox folder and local folders. The default should be copy.

BTW the Google Stream (Google Drive) drag-and-drop between the Google folder and local folders the default operation is the copy and that is the way as it should be.

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Lusil
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Hi there, this idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team.


We’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

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