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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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Dropbox 3.0 (3.0.3.2) and Sony Xperia T3:

/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files

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).

Moto G4 [Aaron]

On a new Moto G4 the Dropbox app has no "star" mechanism, instead you enable the "allow offline access" option, and the actual location this file showed up was

/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/[userhash]/scratch/[‌​file]
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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
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    Remember that for newer Dropbox apps (mone is 2.4.7.14) you have to favorite the files first for them to be downloaded and available. – Spiralis Jan 2 '15 at 18:07
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    In Dropbox 3.0.3.2: /Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files (Sony Xperia T3) – Sadi Oct 12 '15 at 13:48
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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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Dropbox on my Samsung Note 3 has its storage at /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/.

HTH

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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.

  • 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. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Feb 13 '12 at 17:15
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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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/sdcard/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/ in LG G3 beat running Android 4.4.2.

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    This answer actually said almost the same thing. Your answer fits as a comment to it. – Firelord Oct 4 '15 at 11:40

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