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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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Dropbox takes up no more storage (bar the install files of a 100mb or so?) than the files you have stored on it articangel333 - because they are simply in a folder like all others

 


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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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Because I was running out of room in my Dropbox account, I put all my photos into files and then moved the files to a flash drive. I then deleted all those photos in Dropbox and started over with a blank slate. Now I can use the flashdrive to download pics anywhere I want.

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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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Its nice to know that other people have these types of problems.  But there have been a lot of answers on this forum and I am hoping that with a bit of time and luck, this will all work out.  (Its makes me think that the days of taking a roll of film out of a camera, going along and getting it developed and printed at the camera dealer, and getting as many prints as you wanted, wasn't so difficult after all, even if you had to wait a couple of days!)   Thanks for the support.

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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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I am so frustrated with the same problem u r talking about.

Do u forsee a resolution really happening?
Thanks!
Pam K
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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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What is the answer please?
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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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How does one download the photos manually?

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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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You will need to click on the photo to open and then save it on your computer. It saves as a normal size. Hope this helps

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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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Open the photo first and then save it on your computer. I have just done it, and it works. 

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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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Ok, here is the answer to being able to download items from dropbox to your computer.  I have gone into detail in order to be helpful to everyone but especially the novices.  But actually the process is quite easy.  First, create or select any folder where you want your downloaded dropbox files, pictures, videos to be located, open it up and drag it to the far right of your desktop.  When you signed up for dropbox a little icon was placed in the lower right of  your desktop next to the clock, (at least in windows it is).  The icon is five little diamonds with the fifth one at the bottom of the five.  You can either right click or left click on this icon which will bring up a small window with four icons at the top of the window.  If you hover your mouse over the second from the left icon which looks like a little folder it will show the words "open dropbox folder".  Click on this little folder icon and all your folders in dropbox will show up.  Click and open whichever folder you choose and now you can select any item either individually or select them all by clicking on the first one then holding down the shift key and clicking on the last one.  Finally, right click somewhere on all your highlighted items and without letting up your finger, drag them all to your previously selected folder on your computer.  Now you may choose either to copy or move the items.   Presto Zippo !!!   If you chose "move" your problem is solved and your pictures or whatever are now on your computer and NOT in Dropbox any longer.  Now breathe a sigh of relief and go and be nice to someone else.     smiling face with sunglasses

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Re: how do I transfer photos from dropbox to my computer and delete them from my dropbox?

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Hi, Very simple way, just download them on your computer then disconnect your computer from the internet. Then open Dropbox on your mobile and delete the photos.

 

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