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How can I move some photos into a folder?

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How do you move photos to a file?

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Hey there @kc6500,
 
I’m not 100% on exactly what you are wanting to do there, are you wanting to move photos within your account to a folder perhaps? If not, can you please elaborate on this a little for me please.
 
If you want to move files via the website, you can do the following:
 
  1. Navigate to the files you want to move in your File page online.
  2. Select the files you want to move by selecting the check boxes to the left of the file name.
  3. Once they are selected, click the option “Move” to the right of the web page.
 
If you are using the desktop app and have your files syncing locally to your computer in the Dropbox folder, you can move the photos the same way you would any other files on your computer. You can drag and drop the selected files or cut/copy and paste them into the new location.
 
Hope this helps, let me know - Cheers!



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Hi I'm using the desktop app, I have photos in the camera upload and I wanted to move them into a file. Can that be done?

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Re: Photos

Dropboxer
Hey again @kc6500,
 
You can indeed do this from your desktop Dropbox folder. You can select all the photos that you want to move in the Camera uploads folder. Then, you can either drag and drop them to the new folder, or you can right click and cut (or copy) and paste them inside the new folder.
 
When you move the photos out of the Camera uploads folder, they photos won’t be automatically uploaded back into this folder again as the Dropbox app “tracks” which photos it has already uploaded.
 
Let me know how it goes - Cheers!



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Explorer | Level 3

Hi, ok I'll try it and let you know; thanks!

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Hi, I must be doing something wrong; I select the photos in the photo upload section but then I can't right click or copy the photos, it won't let me do anything.

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Dropboxer
Hey @kc6500,
 
Would you mind sending me a screenshot of exactly what you see and where you have selected the files and are trying to copy them? This would help me understanding exactly the issue you are facing, please try to exclude any personal info in your screenshot though as this is a public forum.
 
Looking forward to your reply - Thanks!



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Screenshot (30).pngHere's a picture of what I'm trying to put in my file

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Dropboxer
Hey @kc6500, thanks for that screenshot!
 
So from what I can see, you are using the Dropbox app for Windows 10 in S mode and viewing these images from the Photos tab. Currently, it’s not possible to move items while viewing them in the Photos tab. The S mode app is a little different to the desktop app for computers as it doesn’t sync your files locally so it’s similar to viewing your account from the website.
 
You will need to locate the images from your Files tab and then you will have the ability to select and move them into a folder. To go to your Files tab, you need to click the folder icon from the left pane, from here.
 
Hope this helps - Cheers!



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Ok, so which is better, to use the app or use the website with Windows 10?

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