cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Learn all about how Alex on the Community team used Dropbox in college here!

Dropbox installs & integrations

Connect your tools and content together with help from the Dropbox Community. Join a discussion or post a question of your own to get started.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

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

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

debroberts1
New member | Level 2

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

1 Accepted Solution

Accepted Solutions

Re: File Index

Jay
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
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
:arrows_counterclockwise: Still stuck? Ask me a question!
:pushpin: Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

View solution in original post

10 Replies 10

Re: File Index

Rich
Super User II

Dropbox has no such function.

Re: File Index

Jay
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
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
:arrows_counterclockwise: Still stuck? Ask me a question!
:pushpin: Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

View solution in original post

Re: File Index

debroberts1
New member | Level 2

TY

Re: File Index

debroberts1
New member | Level 2

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

Re: File Index

torsekar
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.

Re: File Index

Rich
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.

Re: File Index

Disillusioned12
New member | Level 2

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

Re: File Index

Rich
Super User II

@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.

Print file and folder lists

Scott C.52
New member | Level 2

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.

Poll
Do you work or study in the creative industry? If so, which area?
If you use Adobe, don't forget to check out our latest integrations update here.
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

  • User avatar
    Lusil Dropboxer
  • User avatar
    Scott C.52 New member | Level 2
  • User avatar
    Rich Super User II
  • User avatar
    Disillusioned12 New member | Level 2
What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?