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Can you remove the space in the dropbox folder name ("Dropbox (Company-Name)")?

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I'm using my companies business dropbox account. And it created a folder called "Dropbox (my companies name here)".

Is there a way to remove the space between "Dropbox" and "("? I don't want to have a space in the path. So the folder name will become "Dropbox-Company" or "Dropbox_Company" or something, but not space.

It seems impossible.

85 Comments
Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi there! 

There is currently no way of doing this as it would change the path of your Dropbox account. 

However, I will make sure to pass your feedback along to our engineering team so that they can take your comments into account in the future development of the app. 

Many thanks again for using Dropbox slightly smiling face 

Joaquim j.1 New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Hi!

any advances on this?

Its really important to remove that space.

best,

 

Donald W.6 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi

Naming a customised dropbox folder is one of features we are crying for when starting Dropbox for Business.

Cheers

 

Bob C.37 New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I'm having the same issue with the space character!  Additionally, I'm incorporating some Linux (bash) scripts that are unhappy with the parenthesis around the company-name.  Can this be addressed at the same time - perhaps a Dropbox-company format?

Christian H.32 New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

It's a really daring choice to put a space in a foldername - Sure, for most programs it works. But not all scripts can handle this.

I just spend an entire evening debugging webpack to figure out why hot-deploy didn't work. Answer = Dropbox put a space in my path !"#€&€%#

Problem seen on OSX 

Simon W.2 New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I have the same problem.  Need to eliminate the space!

Donald W.6 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I suggest Dropbox using hyphen instead of brackets to naming the Dropbox folder.

Here we will have

Dropbox-CompanyName

If we then name our company name without space, we will have a folder name without space.

Jason B.16 New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Upvoted. This issue has bitten me many times. There is no need to have a space and many reasons to not have it.

Mica E. New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I cannot believe that Dropbox would put a mandatory space in a directory name. This is very unprofessional.

Temporary fix: symbolic link. But who knows what unintended side-effects this will have someday when we forget this horrific catastrophe?

Brandon K.1 New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

This is very frustrating. My company went with Dropbox upon my recommendation, and now we cant flash our firmware to our device, because the flashing software complains about the space. This basically makes our Dropbox account useless. It is such a simple fix, and yet I don't understand why it hasn't been fixed yet...