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How to create a file request Dropbox.com folder

Pixami does not currently have a way to gather images from the public. However, if you have DropBox, it is easy to set up a folder that your community can add to. You can create one for all the images you want uploaded or create one per event or class – the choice is yours.

Dropbox.com’s File Request folder directions**:

How do I create a file request?

    1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.
    2. Open File requests.
    3. Click Create a new file request.
    4. Under What are you requesting?, enter a name for the folder that will store all collected files.Note: This new folder is where files uploaded to your file request are stored in your Dropbox. By default the uploaded files are private; however, you can share the uploaded files by selecting a shared folder or by sending a link to the files.
    5. Under Where should these files go in your Dropbox?, you’ll see the path to the new folder populate. If you’d like to change the folder’s location, click Change folder
    6. Click the Next button
    7. On the Send file request screen you can copy the file request link and include it in an email by clicking the Copy link button. Or you can enter emails of the people you need files from, and we’ll send an invitation to upload files to the file request for you.Note: We’ll also email you whenever people upload files to your file request.
    8. Click Done to send the email invitations and to return to the File requests screen.

How do I invite people to upload files to my file request?

To add people to a file request, hover over the file request and click Add people.

Click Add people.

Can I only request files from people who use Dropbox?

You can send a file request to anyone, and they can upload a file from any location on their computer. People you request files from do not need a Dropbox account to upload a file.

How do I close a file request?

Close a file request when you’d like to stop receiving files. Once a file request is closed, people with an invitation link will no longer be able to upload files to your Dropbox.

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.
  2. Open File requests.
  3. Hover over the file request you want to close and click Edit.
    View your closed file requests from the Closed tab.
  4. Click the Close request button.
  5. View your closed file requests from the Closed tab.

Do file requests take up space in my Dropbox account?

All files collected for a file request will take up space in your Dropbox account. To ensure that you can accept the files that you’re requesting, check how much space you have in your account.

Note: You will not be able to receive files if you do not have sufficient room in your Dropbox. The people you invite to upload files will receive an error that your Dropbox account does not have enough space.

Can I set a deadline for my file request?

If you use Dropbox Pro or are a member of a Dropbox Business team, you can set a deadline for a file request. For instance, a teacher that collects homework through a file request may want to set a deadline for when homework should be submitted. Here’s what you should know about deadlines:

  • Deadlines can be set for a particular time and day
  • A grace period can be set and any submissions received during the grace period will be saved in a folder called Late uploads
  • You can view and manage deadlines for your file requests from the File requests tab

**These directions were taken directly from DropBox.com. For more information, please visit their site here.

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