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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!

 

4 Comments
Lusil
Dropboxer

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!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
beltraja06
New member | Level 2

I use Dropbox to receive files from customers all the time. I am a robotics engineer and the files my customers send me are to help them troubleshoot their issues. However, the file names have to stay in tact in order for me to use them with our software. Therefore, every time they upload files, I have to remove their "Name -" which is VERY tedious because each set of files can be 150+ files. I have created a batch file to help with the process but I feel I shouldn't have to do this.

Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
Staab
Helpful | Level 6

@WalterOh hey - it's the thread that I started on this topic that apparently isn't important enough to muster attention.....

 

Maybe not enough views here, but the other thread has almost 20 thousand views and goes back five years. How is this not important??

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