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Can I export a list of files and folders in a folder?

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Is there a way to print or export an index of your file names within a folder stored in Dropbox?

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Dropboxer
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Hi Deb, as Rich said this isn’t possible through the Dropbox site, however if your files are syncing to your machine, and you’re on Windows, you can try the steps on this Microsoft article.
 
Basically, it exports the lists of files and folders in a location to a .txt file, which might be helpful to you.
 
If you’re using a Mac, there are other articles on the web that tell you the steps, but none are on the official Apple site, so I can’t vouch for their accuracy.
 
Hope this info helps!

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Super User II

Dropbox has no such function.

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hi Deb, as Rich said this isn’t possible through the Dropbox site, however if your files are syncing to your machine, and you’re on Windows, you can try the steps on this Microsoft article.
 
Basically, it exports the lists of files and folders in a location to a .txt file, which might be helpful to you.
 
If you’re using a Mac, there are other articles on the web that tell you the steps, but none are on the official Apple site, so I can’t vouch for their accuracy.
 
Hope this info helps!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: File Index

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

TY

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Thank you for your time. That will be my next step!

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Explorer | Level 3

This is great, but what if we've used Smart Sync, and the files are only available on dropbox.com? I have a set of very large files that I've stored only online (not locally), to preserve space on my laptop.

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Super User II
Super User II

Files or folders marked Online-only through Smart Sync should still be picked up by the DIR command in Windows because the reference files are still on the drive. Folders you've removed with Selective Sync will not be picked up because there's no trace of them on the computer.

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Why not? It's not particularly difficult and all other VDR providers have this functionality.

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Super User II
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@Disillusioned12 wrote:

Why not? It's not particularly difficult and all other VDR providers have this functionality.


For starters, Dropbox isn't a VDR. It's simply a file synchronization service. If the files don't exist in the folder that is being listed (i.e. a local folder, such as Dropbox), then the OS can't include them in the file list.

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Print file and folder lists

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I would like to print a list of the folders I have in Dropbox; and folders within folders; and lists of files within folders. Is this possible? If not, why not? I know I can do a screen shot from Windows Explorer, but it would be nice to have an editable list.

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