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I uploaded a file from my email to DropBox on my iPad. Then I got several more files of the same type and realized that it would be appropriate to keep all of them in a folder. I created the folder and was able to put the new files into it, but I see no option to move existing files into existing folders.

  • Hold-and-drag doesn't seem to work.
  • The 'edit' menu doesn't seem to work.

Is it possible to move an existing file into an existing folder in DropBox on the iPad? And if so, how?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted


There is no method on either iPad or iPhone to move an item between folders.

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Darn. That's unfortunate. – Steve V. Jan 25 '12 at 21:19

I believe it is just a shortcoming of the app. I usually just go online to complete this.

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