Fresh install of Dropbox

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  1. simon1991

    simon1991 Newbie

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    I have recently purchased a new phone and would like to know if there is a way I can install Dropbox on the new device but do not have all the old photos downloaded on it. Also I do not want Dropbox to remove the old photos from the other devices (mainly my PC & laptop). Is this possible with Dropbox? I haven't been able to figure out how to do it..

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  2. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    Welcome to Brighthand, Simon.

    By default, Dropbox doesn't sync anything to mobile devices. (Other third party apps can provide that). Dropbox's philosophy is to avoid unnecessarily using data. So you can use the mobile Dropbox app to "export" items from your online Dropbox account, but it won't automatically download anything. So, you won't have the old photos on the new phone and the other devices that have them will retain them.

    You can set Dropbox to automatically upload photos from the new phone (I don't-- I don't like automatic anything :vbwink:), but that is a setting you have to choose.
     
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