Reply To: Farewell to Dropbox

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I gave up on Dropbox a few years ago when I found out that it had been renaming my photos.

I moved house and was waiting for the internet to be connected, so I manually copied my phone photos to my computer. When I was reconnected, I noticed that Dropbox was still copying files. When I loked, it had changed the filenames from the phone’s IMGxxxx standard to its own 2015-08-01xxxx date standard. I hadn’t had a reason to check it for ages before that, so I had hundreds of duplicates. I can’t remember exactly what else happened, but the renaming stopped some of the syncing features from working properly, so photos that I’d deleted from the phone were still in the Dropbox folder and their online storage. I ended up having to go through every photo individually to clear out the junk and duplicates.