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 (126.96.36.199) 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
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.
As of Dropbox for Andrioid 218.2.2 (and probably earlier) offline files/folders are no longer saved in in a directory that is directly accessible to the user or to other apps. The only way to access them is through the Dropbox app.
I'm running Android 10 on a Pixel 1.
/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/ used to work but it doesn't work anymore.
Previously I was using this to download audiobooks (stored in Dropbox) to my phone. Now that Dropbox no longer supports this, Dropsync seems to work; I recommend trying it if you have a similar use case.