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Choosing your own upload folder for camera uploads from phones

New member | Level 2

I see this issue from 2 years back - is it possible to choose the folder that your camera automatically uploads to? I have 2 devices and I want the images to upload into my own folders - NOT the CAMERA UPLOADS folder???

Current Status: New


Hey there @craigvs - how are you today?

From what I understand you'd like to designate a folder for your automatic camera uploads for each of your devices. 

The current way that the automatic camera uploads feature works is to upload all the photos from your connected devices into the default Camera Uploads folder.

This is because we treat your Dropbox account as one account where it makes sense that you would want all your photos to be in one location. There isn't a way currently to have each device upload into its own Dropbox folder using the automatic Camera Upload feature.

Since this is not an option at the moment, I am passing your comments along to our developers as a feature request - thank you for the feedback Craig. 

In the meantime, you can manually upload photos and videos to any location with your Dropbox account and offline them as well if needed. 

I hope this helps to some extent and let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. Thank you!

craigvs New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Thanks Walter. This would be a good feature to add as I've seen this question being asked quite a lot online.


Thanks for the reply and additional input @craigvs - I appreciate it. 

As I understand how this would be useful to many of our users, I went ahead and put your feature request in our list - thank you for your valuable feedback.

If you have any more suggestions, questions or even feedback to share with us, please feel free to reach out Craig. 

Happy Monday too!

Bob E.4 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I vote for that too - Camera Uploads is fine for a default but each device should be able to pick an upload folder.

Helpful | Level 5

I also vote for that. It would make my by a prof. account as I then can really use dropbox as I want to... My two devices with full automatical upload without any need of manual "interruption"..

Please bring that feature to the app.


Kr, HIV77


Thanks for the additional feedback @HIV77  - make sure to also upvote it from above (clicking on the like button would do the trick)!

If there's anything else you'd like to add too, please let me know. 

Plonzi New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This feature would be Great! Please implement.

phoenixhong New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I also vouch for this feature, i believe this is what most user want since years back

Martin W.37
Explorer | Level 3
This single feature would make Dropbox the only alternative for a family who wants a truly shared account but with personal photo folders! Currently, our Camera Uploads folder is littered with more than 95% screenshots and gifs that the teenagers save to their phones. Please, please, please enable this! My guess is that it is not a technical problem but rather a safeguard against widespread account sharing that is behind this decision. Unfortunately, this is limiting the usability of the service for families. Maybe you could add a family connection between different accounts where you could administer which folders should be visible/usable for which accounts? The competitors offer shared use of the total space, not actual sharing of ALL files like Dropbox, so I really would like to keep using Dropbox.
miltoros New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Agree with all.... would be awesome to be able to choose separate folders rather than move them later. @Martin.W37 is spot on!! 

Also would be good to be able to see a bit bigger version of the pictures on screen when reviewing to help with choosing them to then move them.  Thanks !

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