General Files app mark a folder as favourite in Dropbox - how?

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68020

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    I'm trying to add a favourite in Files app. Ideally a folder from Dropbox.

    I'm holding down the folder but nothing happens. I've tried a force touch but same nothing?

    Am I doing something wrong, or is this not possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well I can't find a way at all, only one can do it in its iCloud drive, and then only on converted not files.

    Anyone help/check
     
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  4. stulaw11 Suspended

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    Dropbox, Onedrive, etc are not fully integrated into the Files app yet. Until they update their apps you cant.
     
  5. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    Even though the last dropbox update was a week ago stating iOS 11 compatibility!

    Got a tweet from them last night saying they weren’t sure when the next update will be out to fix the issue.
     
  6. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah ok it's not me then. Pity as looks good idea. Hope they integrate better
     
  7. stulaw11 Suspended

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    Speak of the devil Dropbox app was just updated.

    Sucks you have to disable the passcode to use it in Files, but that makes sense I guess as it couldnt get data from a passcoded dropbox
     
  8. MrMister111, Sep 22, 2017
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    Must have heard me moaning!!

    Just updated and now you can, great. Hopefully others follow suit.
     
  9. niji Contributor

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    i was also looking for a way to favorite a particular folder or file.
    but no way right now.
    but thats probably why they have the Recents area.
    iOS is all about having all files (and music and photos) available, but not actually on your device.
    so "most used" or recently used class of data will be given more and more prominence.
    eventually there will be max 128GB drives on iPhones with instantaneous download capability.
     
  10. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    Now if Microsoft will release an update for OneDrive, Files will get somewhat useful to me
     
  11. Feenician macrumors 601

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    I sent a request/feedback through TestFlight as I test Word and Excel. The response was not inspiring. Microsoft’s problem here is they’ve built that whole “Backstage” file dialog into everything on every platform and they won’t want to cede it.

    I have a feeling we’ll get half-hearted Files integration eventually but the Office apps won’t just use the system/Files app dialog for open and save. I hope they prove me wrong though.
     
  12. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    That would suck. I am a heavy office user for work and having it integrated with Files as it should be would make things much smoother.
     
  13. Feenician macrumors 601

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    I'm all in on OneDrive and Office and I frequently evangelise them (for all platforms) both here and elsewhere so I do to. Maybe they'll surprise me, integrate OneDrive and make Office like the Mac version where you can readily choose between the Backstage view and the system dialog. I hope so
     
  14. richpjr macrumors 68040

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    So I check for updates tonight, see one for OneDrive and briefly got excited that it was going to be major, but it was just a minor bug release.
     
  15. MrMister111, Sep 28, 2017
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    Will for some reason I've now lost my Dropbox favourite folder.

    It doesn't show up in the favourite menu item, if I go back to the actual folder in Dropbox on files app, hold down on it, it gives options to "unfavourite" it, I've tried toggling that but doesn't work
     
  16. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    My favorite folders from dropbox keep appearing and disappearing at random. Dropbox integration seems EXTREMELY unstable. I would advise against using it, for now. And a backup, just in case
     
  17. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok not just me thanks. There done app is no just a viewer though anyway isn't it as such, Dropbox app is still there it's just a shortcut to it I believe
     
  18. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    Well, I’m really not sure but, as the Files has full writing powers, for now I will keep using the official dropbox client or Documents by Readdle, where the integration with Dropbox is properly done.
     
  19. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well my favourite has reappeared, no intervention from me just came back?!?
     
  20. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it’s completely normal, but if you start moving, copying and renaming things in dropbox (from Files), I can almost guarantee that they will disappear again before 5 minutes... and then reappear at random once more.
     
  21. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok I'll just view in Files app for now then thanks, I'll move/copy etc via the Dropbox app.

    Can you get files offline in the files app like Dropbox? Not sure of its redownloading every time I clock on a PDF in Files app. In Dropbox you mark as a favourite.
     
  22. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    I’m not sure as well...there’s a download button over each icon and, in theory, I would presume it should keep each downloaded file stored on the device cache until the device needs space...too bad my iPad has 150gb free and files keep going back to the cloud shortly after I download them... for no reason.
    I’m sorry I can’t help, I’m just so frustrated with Files... It’s crap
     

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