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    Default Deleting Dropbox Photos

    Hi. First time poster, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I really need help!

    I synced my phone and laptop to Dropbox because I have about 400 photos on my laptop that I'd like on my phone without having to download. This worked fine and the photos appeared in my phone Gallery. When I take a photo on my phone I DO want it to automatically upload to Dropbox because I like having them backed up. However, when I take a photo or screenshot it gets transferred to a file called 'Camera Uploads' (which is part of Dropbox) and I can't delete the photos.

    I went to the laptop and deleted the file from Dropbox and also re-named and moved around a few folders, but it's been a day and this change hasn't shown up in my Gallery? I want to keep all the other Dropbox photos on my phone but would like to delete this individual folder or photos from my Gallery.

    Someone suggested I go settings>accounts>Dropbox to change the settings, but when I do it just comes up with my account name and the only option is 'Remove account'. There's also an option of 'sync now' but it's not available for me to select.

    Help?
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    Default Re: Deleting Dropbox Photos

    when you take a photo or screenshot - it gets pushed to the local phone Gallery - then (via Camera Upload) it gets pushed to the Dropbox Folder. so in other words - TWO separate files are created. so if you want to delete a photo/screenshot you must delete it from both locations - local Gallery and the Dropbox folder. they are independent.
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    Default Re: Deleting Dropbox Photos

    I can't delete individual photos from any gallery drop-box albums. As soon as I sent them to DB they were no longer accessible in gallery except as a DB album. The album has the dropbox "blue box" in the corner but..it is not visible on my pc or phone drop-box account. All I could do was send the photos I wanted deleted to drop-box from my phone and delete them. BUT they were still in the drop-box pic folder in my galaxy note 3!! I could only get rid of them by DUMPING all of the pictures in that folder... 250 of them!!! I'm going to find a different app.. and DROP dropbox asap!
    DO NOT USE THIS APP!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Deleting Dropbox Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by shirley Fischer View Post
    I can't delete individual photos from any gallery drop-box albums. As soon as I sent them to DB they were no longer accessible in gallery except as a DB album. The album has the dropbox "blue box" in the corner but..it is not visible on my pc or phone drop-box account. All I could do was send the photos I wanted deleted to drop-box from my phone and delete them. BUT they were still in the drop-box pic folder in my galaxy note 3!! I could only get rid of them by DUMPING all of the pictures in that folder... 250 of them!!! I'm going to find a different app.. and DROP dropbox asap!
    DO NOT USE THIS APP!!!!!!!!!
    I'm not very techy, but I can say I love Dropbox (think about sd card corruption issues) so I know I need to delete any pics from DB AND any gallery on any devices where I use DB. To me is worth the extra step or two so I can be sure my pics are safely stored as soon as they are taken and wifi is available.

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