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File Request - Option to NOT rename files

File Request - Option to NOT rename files

Staab
Helpful | Level 6

Hi,

 

I've started using the File Request feature recently. I upgraded my dropbox from the Plus to the Professional plan to have more tools for specific file sharing.

 

I put out a File Request to my collaborator only to find that Dropbox automatically prepends the uploader's name to every single file they upload. For my purposes, this is a terrible "feature". I am trying to receive hundreds of files from one person, and having to sit there and relabel every single one by hand is not useful at all.

 

The files I am receiving link to a master file and the link works according to the file names. So the file names MUST stay the same for this to work, otherwise the whole house of cards falls apart. Needless to say, this is very important for proper collaboration to occur.

 

Can you please add an option to turn the renaming "feature" on or off per file request link? Let your users decide if they want their files renamed! I'm sure it's helpful for some, but it is not helpful for all... 😉

 

A quick search shows that this request first came up over four (4!) years ago. Please implement this ASAP. Otherwise I'll have to look for another file sharing service.

 

Thank you for your time!

 

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Nancy
Dropboxer

This idea has been closed as it has reached the end of the Share an Idea process.

 

Thank you for your suggestion, and if you have another idea to share, please do!

Status changed to: Closed
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sunspots
Helpful | Level 6

I got an email today from Dropbox.

 

The opening line was :

 

"Hi Jay, We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the Dropbox experience and expand our feature offerings."

 

How can I believe what you say Dropbox?

 

This one simple request has now gone unanswered for 26 months.

Teamchil
Explorer | Level 4

@MeritDeveloper @Make sure your up it this thread to help get Dropbox eyes on it. 

Nancy
Dropboxer

This idea has been closed as it has reached the end of the Share an Idea process.

 

Thank you for your suggestion, and if you have another idea to share, please do!

Status changed to: Closed
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