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How to move multiple files from one folder to another

Explorer | Level 4
Hi, how do I move multiple photos from the photo folder to a folder in files pls?
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Re: How to move multiple files from one folder to another

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Glad you managed to resolve your first concer @BB81 - how are you today?

Sorry to be jumping in (since my colleague Jane is currently out of office) - let's take a look at the "._" files issue now. Read on for more context:

The issue you're seeing is a Mac issue that occurs when copying files with extended attributes metadata into a file system that doesn't support them (typically when you store files on a non-native hard drive partition). Depending on the information stored in the metadata, you may or may not need these files.

These files are called AppleDouble files and more information on how to handle them can be found performing a simple search on the internet with this search term:

"apple double files" 

To avoid this issue if you have your Dropbox folder on an external drive, I'd recommend ensuring that the drive is formatted in the default file system format for the Operating System that is installed. 

Formatting drives may cause data to be deleted. Please consult resources from your Operating System's manufacturer for steps and recommendations on formatting drives to a different file system. The most common default file systems are NTFS (Windows), HFS (Mac OS X ) or ext4 (Linux).

I hope this information helps and please let us know if you come up with any other Dropbox questions; we'll be happy to help!

Have a happy new Year too!



Walter
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Re: How to move multiple files from one folder to another

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Hey there (@BB81), there are some options depending on what you’d like to accomplish, though the most quick-fire advice I could give would be Cutting & Pasting from the initial location to the destination folder if you’re using our desktop application. Alternatively, you can multi-select your files & use the Move ➡️ functionality on our website to get going with that. 
 
Please do let me know here how my suggestions work for you or if I’ve misunderstood your inquiry in any way & I’ll do my best to follow-up n this discussion. Thanks & enjoy the rest of your day until we talk again! 

 


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Re: How to move multiple files from one folder to another

Explorer | Level 4
Hi Jane, thanks for the reply. I figured it out, I have to go to the camera uploads folder, and move from there, not from the photo tab on my phone. I have another wuestion though, when uploading photos from my harddrive to dropbox, extra files are created from the original photos, using same name, just with a ._ before the name; it’s also a jpg file, but can’t be opened. How can I avoid these files being created? Thanks!
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Re: How to move multiple files from one folder to another

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Glad you managed to resolve your first concer @BB81 - how are you today?

Sorry to be jumping in (since my colleague Jane is currently out of office) - let's take a look at the "._" files issue now. Read on for more context:

The issue you're seeing is a Mac issue that occurs when copying files with extended attributes metadata into a file system that doesn't support them (typically when you store files on a non-native hard drive partition). Depending on the information stored in the metadata, you may or may not need these files.

These files are called AppleDouble files and more information on how to handle them can be found performing a simple search on the internet with this search term:

"apple double files" 

To avoid this issue if you have your Dropbox folder on an external drive, I'd recommend ensuring that the drive is formatted in the default file system format for the Operating System that is installed. 

Formatting drives may cause data to be deleted. Please consult resources from your Operating System's manufacturer for steps and recommendations on formatting drives to a different file system. The most common default file systems are NTFS (Windows), HFS (Mac OS X ) or ext4 (Linux).

I hope this information helps and please let us know if you come up with any other Dropbox questions; we'll be happy to help!

Have a happy new Year too!



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


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