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Dropbox is a service that keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share. Connect to Dropbox to manage your files. You can perform various actions such as upload, update, get, and delete files in Dropbox.

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This connector is available in the following products and regions:

ServiceClassRegions
Logic AppsStandardAll Logic Apps regions except the following:
- Azure China regions
Power AutomateStandardAll Power Automate regions except the following:
- US Government (GCC High)
- China Cloud operated by 21Vianet
Power AppsStandardAll Power Apps regions except the following:
- US Government (GCC High)
- China Cloud operated by 21Vianet
Contact
NameMicrosoft
URLMicrosoft LogicApps Support
Microsoft Power Automate Support
Microsoft Power Apps Support
Connector Metadata
PublisherMicrosoft
Websitehttps://www.dropbox.com/
Privacy policyhttps://www.dropbox.com/privacy

Known issues and limitations

  1. Because of restrictions in Dropbox REST API, currently we support only Personal and Shared folders. Team folders are not supported.
  2. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

General Limits

NameValue
Maximum file size (in MB)50
Maximum file size for copy operation (in MB)300

Throttling Limits

NameCallsRenewal Period
API calls per connection10060 seconds

Actions

Copy file

This operation copies a file to Dropbox.

Create file

This operation creates a file in a folder.

Delete file

This operation deletes a file.

Extract archive to folder

This operation extracts an archive file into a folder (example: .zip).

Get file content

This operation gets the content of a file.

Get file content using path

This operation gets the content of a file using the path.

Get file metadata

This operation gets the metadata for a file.

Get file metadata using path

This operation gets the metadata of a file using the path.

List files in folder

This operation gets the list of files and subfolders in a folder.

List files in root folder

This operation gets the list of files and subfolders in the root folder.

Update file

This operation updates a file.

Copy file

This operation copies a file to Dropbox.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
source True string

The url to source file

Destination File Path
destination True string

The destination file path, including target filename.

overwrite boolean

Overwrites the destination file if set to 'true'.

Returns

Blob metadata

Body
BlobMetadata

Create file

This operation creates a file in a folder.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
folderPath True string

The path to the folder.

File Name
name True string

The name of the file.

body True binary

The content of the file.

Returns

Blob metadata

Body
BlobMetadata

Delete file

This operation deletes a file.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
id True string

The unique identifier of the file.

Extract archive to folder

This operation extracts an archive file into a folder (example: .zip).

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
source True string

The path to the archive file.

Destination Folder Path
destination True string

The path to extract the archive contents.

overwrite boolean

Overwrites the destination files if set to 'true'.

Returns

response
array of BlobMetadata

Get file content

This operation gets the content of a file.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
id True string

The unique identifier of the file.

Infer Content Type
inferContentType boolean

A boolean value (true, false) to infer content-type based on extension.

Returns

The content of the file.

Get file content using path

This operation gets the content of a file using the path.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
path True string

The unique path of the file.

Infer Content Type
inferContentType boolean

A boolean value (true, false) to infer content-type based on extension.

Returns

The content of the file.

Get file metadata

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This operation gets the metadata for a file.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
id True string

The unique identifier of the file.

Returns

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Blob metadata

Body
BlobMetadata

Get file metadata using path

This operation gets the metadata of a file using the path.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
path True string

The unique path of the file.

Returns

Blob metadata

Body
BlobMetadata

List files in folder

This operation gets the list of files and subfolders in a folder.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
id True string

The unique identifier of the folder.

Returns

response
array of BlobMetadata

List files in root folder

This operation gets the list of files and subfolders in the root folder.

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Returns

Update file

This operation updates a file.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
id True string

The unique identifier of the file.

File Content
body True binary

The content of the file.

Returns

Blob metadata

Triggers

When a file is created

This operation triggers a flow when a new file is created in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

When a file is created (properties only)

This operation triggers a flow when a new file is created in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

When a file is modified

This operation triggers a flow when a file is modified in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

When a file is modified (properties only)

This operation triggers a flow when a file is modified in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

When a file is created

This operation triggers a flow when a new file is created in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

Parameters

Drive
NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
folderId True string

The unique identifier of the folder.

Infer Content Type
inferContentType boolean

A boolean value (true, false) to infer content-type based on extension.

Returns

The content of the file.

When a file is created (properties only)

This operation triggers a flow when a new file is created in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

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Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
folderId True string

The unique identifier of the folder.

Number of files
maxFileCount integer

Max file count (1-100)

Returns

Blob metadata

When a file is modified

This operation triggers a flow when a file is modified in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
folderId True string

The unique identifier of the folder.

Infer Content Type
inferContentType boolean

A boolean value (true, false) to infer content-type based on extension.

Returns

The content of the file.

When a file is modified (properties only)

This operation triggers a flow when a file is modified in a folder. The trigger does not fire if a file is added/updated in a subfolder. If it is required to trigger on subfolders, multiple triggers should be created.

Parameters

NameKeyRequiredTypeDescription
folderId True string

Select a folder

Number of files
maxFileCount integer

Max file count (1-100)

Returns

Blob metadata

Definitions

BlobMetadata

Blob metadata

NamePathTypeDescription
Id string

The unique id of the file or folder.

Name
Name string

The name of the file or folder.

DisplayName string

The display name of the file or folder.

Path
Path string

The path of the file or folder.

LastModified date-time

The date and time the file or folder was last modified.

Size
Size integer

The size of the file or folder.

MediaType string

The media type of the file or folder.

IsFolder
IsFolder boolean

A boolean value (true, false) to indicate whether or not the blob is a folder.

ETag string

The etag of the file or folder.

FileLocator
FileLocator string

The filelocator of the file or folder.

binary

On April 9th, 2014, Dropbox announced that Condoleezza Rice will be joining their Board of Directors. Dropbox's CEO, Drew Houston, posted the following message:

..We're proud to welcome Dr. Condoleezza Rice to our Board of Directors. When looking to grow our board, we sought out a leader who could help us expand our global footprint. Dr. Rice has had an illustrious career as Provost of Stanford University, board member of companies like Hewlett Packard and Charles Schwab, and former United States Secretary of State. We’re honored to be adding someone as brilliant and accomplished as Dr. Rice to our team.

This is deeply disturbing, and anyone — or any business — who values ethics should be concerned.

Why is this? Because she was a part of the Bush administration? Because she is a Republican and we should hate Republicans? I mean, come on, isn't Al Gore on Apple's Board? He's no saint!

No. This is not an issue of partisanship. It makes sense that Dropbox would want an accomplished, high-level, well-connected individual on their Board of Directors as they prepare for their IPO. There is no doubt that Condoleezza Rice is an extremely brilliant and accomplished individual, having obtained her Masters degree at only age 20 (and a number of other impressive accomplishments).

Choosing Condoleezza Rice for Dropbox's Board is problematic on a number of deeper levels, and invites serious concerns about Drew Houston and the senior leadership at Dropbox's commitment to freedom, openness, and ethics. When a company quite literally has access to all of your data, ethics become more than a fun thought experiment.

Why Condoleezza Rice should not hold power at Dropbox

She helped start the Iraq War

Many people mistakenly believe that Condoleezza Rice simply served as the Secretary of State and didn't have a role in the decision to go to war with Iraq. In fact, Condoleezza Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during the lead-up to the Iraq War, and was intimately involved in the decision to go to war with Iraq and spoke publicly in support of it. She was an integral part of the Bush administration's campaign of lies surrounding the war, working to further public support of the war by lying about Iraq's non-existent weapons of mass destruction. In January of 2003, Rice published an editorial in the New York Times entitled 'Why We Know Iraq Is Lying'. Here's a choice quote:

..if a larger type of warhead that Iraq has made and used in the past were filled with VX (an even deadlier nerve agent) and launched at a major city, it could kill up to one million people

In an interview with CNN during the buildup to the war, Rice said the following, which made headlines around the world:

The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly he can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
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The Iraq War directly caused over 120,000 civilians to die. The total body count, including soldiers, is nearly 188,000. Nearly 5,000 US and coalition forces were killed. Over 30,000 were seriously wounded. According to a mortality study by researchers at the University of Washington, Simon Fraser University and John Hopkins, approximately 500,000 died in Iraq as a direct or indirect result of the war.

She was involved in the creation of the Bush administration's torture program

Rice played a central role in affirming the 'legality' of the Bush administration's torture program. A Senate report revealed that Rice verbally agreed to allow torture methods to be used on captured suspects, and then lied about the extent to which she was involved.

Rice not only supports warrantless wiretaps, she authorized several

Rice not only spoke in favor of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretap program and expansive domestic surveillance program, she authorized the warrantless wiretap of UN Security Council members.

Given everything we now know about the US's warrantless surveillance program, and Rice's role in it, why on earth would we want someone like her involved with Dropbox, an organization we are trusting with our most important business and personal data?

Learn more about Rice's support for illegal NSA surveillance.

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Rice was on the Board of Directors at Chevron

Guess what Rice did right before she joined the Bush administration? She was on the Board of Directors at Chevron. Chevron liked her so much they named an oil tanker after her.

Well, maybe she just knows how to play the game. She was just going along with the administration’s wishes, and that's just how politics works, right?

Condoleezza Rice could have resigned from the Bush Administration if she believed these actions — all of which she was deeply involved with — were wrong. She did not. It's naive to believe she was simply going along with orders and was powerless to speak out or resign. Until 1982, Rice was a registered Democrat and voted for Jimmy Carter. Shortly thereafter, she changed her party affiliation because 'in part because she disagreed with the foreign policy of [the President].' To deny her agency over her own actions is to dismiss her own intelligence and history. She may be backpedaling now, but this is crystal clear:

Condoleezza Rice should not be on the Board of Directors of Dropbox and her selection shows that Drew Houston and the senior management at Dropbox are ethically short-sighted.

Tell Drew Houston: drop Condoleezza Rice or we will #DropDropbox

Tell Drew Houston: unless you remove Condoleezza Rice from the Dropbox Board, I, and/or my organization, will stop using Dropbox and move to an alternative cloud storage provider:

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Alternatives to Dropbox

Despite its sky-high valuation, Dropbox is not a terribly complex product to replicate. There are a number of fantastic alternatives, some of which are even fully encrypted and open-source, for you and your business to switch to, such as:

  • ownCloud (open source)
  • Overview of some alternatives at PCWorld
  • Overview of some alternatives at Lifehacker
  • Overview of some alternatives for hardcore geeks by some folks on twitter

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You can also read our guide on how to #DropDropbox.

Waterboarding photo by Salim Virji, Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike. Chevron oil photo by Fernando Alvarado. NSA photo by EFF. Photo of Drew Houston by the Financial Times. Condoleezza Rice photo by the US State Department and is public domain. Dropbox logo is trademark Dropbox Inc. and used under the Fair Use doctrine of US Copyright law.

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