Naming conventions help you rename files and organize folders within your Dropbox account. Setting a naming convention helps maintain consistency with your Dropbox content, giving your files uniform names for easier sorting and navigation.
To set naming conventions on dropbox.com:
To set naming conventions from the Dropbox desktop app:
You’ll be redirected to dropbox.com where you can follow the instructions from step 5 in the section above.
Can you apply naming conventions to select files?
Currently, naming conventions can only be applied to folders, not individual files.
Can a naming convention be applied on a team folder? If so, who can apply it?
Yes, naming conventions can be used with team folders. Any team member with edit access can apply it.
Note: Naming conventions can’t be applied to top-level folders in your team space or team member folder.
Will naming conventions be automatically applied to new files?
You will have the option to apply naming conventions automatically to new files added to a folder. Check the box next to Apply these rules to all future files in this folder to use this setting.
Can naming conventions be undone?
If a naming convention was set in error, it can be undone by deleting all rules and unchecking all boxes in the editing window, or by clicking Undo in the panel that appears at the bottom of the screen.
If you have access to Dropbox Rewind, you can also rewind your folder to revert the naming convention changes.
What does “Replace with existing dates detected in filenames” mean?
Replace with existing dates detected in filenames is a checkbox you can mark if you add Date uploaded or Date captured as a rule in your naming convention.
Note: If you change the date format to include a timestamp, the checkbox will be disabled.