Locating files added with the camera uploads feature

  • The camera uploads feature adds photos and videos to the Camera Uploads folder in your Dropbox
  • Photos and videos in the camera uploads folder are named with the date and time they were taken
  • You can also view pictures added via camera uploads in the Photos page on dropbox.com
  • Dropbox will not delete files from your mobile device after they are uploaded
  • The files on your camera, phone, tablet, or SD card will remain on your device until you remove them manually

Learn the basics of using the camera uploads feature.

Can I have different camera uploads folders for different devices?

You cannot have different camera uploads folders for different devices.

Your Dropbox is a single account, and acts as a central repository for all of your photos and files. The camera uploads feature adds all of the photos from your connected device(s) to the same Camera Uploads folder.

You can, however, manually add photos and videos to any location with your Dropbox account. You can also move files from the Camera Uploads folder into other folders later.

What if the Camera Uploads folder is missing some of my files?

The camera uploads feature checks to see if a photo or video was previously uploaded. This prevents duplicate files.

Photos or videos that have already been imported using camera uploads will not upload again, even if you've deleted the files from your Dropbox.

Camera uploads and Dropbox Business accounts

  • Photos or videos added prior to April 9, 2014 remain in your work Dropbox
  • After April 9, 2014 camera uploads is only supported on personal Dropbox accounts
  • The Photos page on dropbox.com only shows the photos stored in your personal Dropbox

These changes were made to help you avoid mixing personal and work files. If you'd like to add photos and videos to a Dropbox Business account, you can select individual files and add them manually.

To enable camera uploads on your mobile device, you must either:

  • Connect your computer to your personal Dropbox account, or
  • Upgrade your personal account to Dropbox Pro

Learn more about storing photos in a Dropbox Business account.

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