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If I delete photos from my camera folder on my phone will they stay in Dropfox Camera Uploads folder?

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Hi,

I want to delete photos from my phone to get storage space back. If these have already been synced and in the camera uploads folder in my dropbox they would not get deleted by deleting them on my phone, correct?

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Please note I have a Galaxy S3 (Android)

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Re: If I delete photos from my camera folder on my phone will they stay in Dropfox Camera Uploads folder?

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Can someone from dropbox make an official statement on this?  Frightening that this question isn't answered in the FAQs.

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Re: If I delete photos from my camera folder on my phone will they stay in Dropfox Camera Uploads folder?

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If you delete photos from your phone's camera roll, gallery, etc., they will not be deleted from from your Dropbox account. If you delete them from the Dropbox app on your phone, they WILL be deleted from Dropbox, but will stay in your phone's camera roll.

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Is this still true as of May 25, 2016? I want to delete photos from my phone, but don't want to lose my Dropbox copies! (I pay the $10/month level of extra Dropbox space, if that matters, and I have a Galaxy 7 Edge.)

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Can someone tell me if I delete photos and videos from gallery on s6 will they still been in my Dropbox box

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Re: If I delete photos from my camera folder on my phone will they stay in Dropfox Camera Uploads folder?

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Can someone tell me if I delete photos and videos from gallery on s6 will they still been in my Dropbox box

Yes, they will.

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Re: If I delete photos from my camera folder on my phone will they stay in Dropfox Camera Uploads folder?

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It seems I have an exotic problem.... Taking photos and sync it automatically to dropbox works fine. But when I delete pictures it looks like they bounce back from the camera upload folder to my phones camera roll. Example:

Very often I take a number of photos and either immediately or some timelater I want to reduce them on the phone using the camera rol (clean up task during flight home from a trip).

Now, every single photo I delete from my photo roll comes back again after the next sync (I assume from my dropbox camera upload folder) and is shown again in my photo roll. In other words: Every single photo ever taken never leaves the system "photo rol - camera upload - dropbox" anymore.....

I guess it should be possible to reduce the photo gallery on the phone (using phones photo roll) and sync it accordingly then? I'm using a Samsung Note 3 with Android 5.0

Thank you for any advice on that!

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Re: If I delete photos from my camera folder on my phone will they stay in Dropfox Camera Uploads folder?

Super User II

Lukas, if that is happening you are not using a Dropbox official app - possibly something that has been created by Samsung? I believe it used to be called the Samsung Connector app. Not sure if that is still case.


 


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Re: If I delete photos from my camera folder on my phone will they stay in Dropfox Camera Uploads folder?

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Somehow I have Google Photos PicsArt OneDrive My Drive Dropbox and I'm sure there's another one there somewhere they all have my photos now I can just put them all in Dropbox and get rid of them all. is this true!?

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