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 (18.104.22.168) and Sony Xperia T3:
As of Dropbox 2.0 the right location by default is
Found the things with Astro file manager (Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9).
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
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.
Dropbox on my Samsung Note 3 has its storage at
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.
As of September 2019, Dropbox for Android 156.2.2 the following applies on my Huawei Nova 3i phone.
* This applies to files where "Make available offline" has been selected * If the file hasn't been made available offline I don't believe there is a persistent copy of it on the device, and the file contents are probably streamed when the file is accessed.
If the file is located at
Make available offline is checked, a persistent copy of the file is placed at:
Main storage/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/u123456/scratch/Some folder/Somefile.txt
For other devices
Main storage will be different.
u123456 (obfuscated) probably identifies the Dropbox account.
A quick test seems to indicate that there is no connection in the opposite direction -i.e. I created a folder and file using an android file manager at:
but the file/folder doesn't appear in the dropbox image.
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.
/sdcard/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/ in LG G3 beat running Android 4.4.2.