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Where does Dropbox for Android saves files when you click on "Download"?

I've read How to search for files and folders?

But my /sdcard/dropbox is empty even if I've downloaded a file just now.

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Tangentially, I'd like to recommend Dropsync for folder syncing: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ttxapps.dropsync (it's free) –  bigbadonk420 Oct 2 '12 at 10:28

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As of Dropbox 2.0 the right location by default is /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/scratch/[files]

Found the things with Astro file manager (Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9).

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Not really wrong, actually -- before Dropbox 2.0 this was indeed the place to find favourite/offline files, and they changed it to the obscure directory you have posted for some reason that eludes me. –  Martin Tapankov Feb 13 '12 at 17:49
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i use 2.0.1 this answer is correct. the location is not in "/mnt/sdcard/download" anymore –  kirill_igum Feb 13 '12 at 18:04
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It would likely be a change in the Android API rules that has dictated this new location. –  staticsan Feb 14 '12 at 0:11
    
I hate this location. It should let us choose where, and be by default set to /mtn/sdcard/download or mnt/sdcard/dropbox. –  Cawas Sep 18 '13 at 19:24

The default location where Dropbox will place downloaded files is /mnt/sdcard/download on my OG Droid. I can't imagine it changes much between phone models.

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Does not seem to be anymore, since at least does not do it very fast. Waiting now 5 minutes that the files would come to the folder in my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. –  Masi Feb 13 '12 at 17:15

For now in the Dropbox App there is no download option, but there is favorite option (star).

When you favorite something, it downloads this for offline use in sdcard/android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/scratch

You can do it only for files, not whole folders.

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actually, there is an app for that (doing it for folders): play.google.com/store/apps/… or even sync'ing (paid one): play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ttxapps.dropsync.pro –  Cawas Sep 18 '13 at 19:27

The Astro file manager can connect to your Dropbox easily so that you can access your Dropbox similar to a usual folder.

You can also use it to download a whole folder (or more precisely copy a folder in your Dropbox into your SD card). Downloading is pretty slow though.

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Dropbox on my Samsung Note 3 has its storage at /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/

HTH

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