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When I download an InDesign file with the extension .indd DropBox adds a .txt to the end, which then needs to be removed to make the file work. How can I stop Dropbox from adding the .txt file
Even if you have the correct file extension in Dropbox, once you download to your computer Dropbox is adding a ".txt" extension.
Let's say your original file was named "filename.indd"
After downloading from Dropbox it becomes "filename.indd.txt"
Simply view the downloaded file by clicking "View in Finder" and rename the file to remove the ".txt" and it will open correctly.
What you outlined is correct - that is what I do - when I sync with my dropbox it is not an issue - only downloading a file adds the additional .txt - however I would prefer that dropbox change their code to recognize file types beyond just MS Office. I am not sure the reason that DropBox feels the need to add the extension. I am sure there is a reason, but perhaps we could have the option to turn that off, or select our typical extensions.
I was using Box.com for a job recently and had absolutely no issues with downloading files of multiple types. This issue is really frustrating and a big time suck when you are shuttling several files throughout the day. If this issue isn't resolved soon, I maybe switching over to Box for my needs.
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