Video files ( possibly photos too ) get renamed on automatic upload from the phone to Dropbox.
There must be a really good reason for Dropbox to rename files and I'd like to hear it. It's very annoying because the file names are perfectly fine the way they are and so I can keep track easier for missing files, innterrupted transfers, moved files and so on.
It's a mess with video files especially becuase:
- Phone writes the video file with date time at the start of the video ( that's what it should be ) - Drobox renames the file with date time when the file was closed ( finished recording ).
So, can we please not mess with my video files names ?
video, file, rename, date, time, metadata, offset, unnecessary
Test Video File , approx 10sec long. 1. On my phone, details from "Gallery" 20 01 23 12:08 am Filename is 20200123_000803.mp4 I think it's safe to assume it's HH MM SS there at the end.
2. Opened Dropbox on my phone and I've let it do it's thing.
3. This is the file name I have on my computer, Dropbox sync folder: 2020-01-23 00.08.14.mp4 and with a 10 sec video file it checks out the initial theory about final write time of the file and filename.
3. When uploading manually to Dropbox, filename stays as the original.
4. My OS
Thanks for looking into this !
Re: Stop renaming my files! ( on auto phone upload )