The Dropbox camera upload prompt pops up every time you plug a phone, camera or other storage device in to your computer. I charge my phone using a USB cord plugged into my computer, and no matter how many times I’ve unchecked “Automatically…” and told Dropbox “Never for this device” it still wants to pop up in my face and ask me about syncing my photos. Enough already! I just disabled the feature entirely. Here’s what you can do to turn it off too.
Disable the Dropbox Camera Auto Upload Prompt
Right click the Dropbox icon from your System Tray and select the Preferences.
In the Preferences window click on Change AutoPlay Settings.
This will opens up Windows AutoPlay settings. Scroll down to the Pictures category and then change it to Take No Action from the drop down menu.
When that is done, it won’t pester you anymore with requests to sync your photos.
If you want a compromise that doesn’t completely disable the feature, set Pictures to “Ask me every time” and then you’ll have the option to open the Dropbox Camera Uploader when you connect.
Is Dropbox Camera Upload still bugging you?
If the above fix didn’t work, it may be because you’re running an experimental version of Dropbox. In one instance I had to disable the automatic sync request. I had to download Dropbox from the home page and downgrade it to the release version as the experimental build was causing problems.
You can check which version you have by hovering your mouse over the Dropbox icon in your system tray. In this case I have version 1.4.7 installed, which isn’t a stable build.
To find out what the current version is, go to the Dropbox Release Notes page and the latest date of a Stable build is the latest version. The latest version is always available for download from the main Dropbox.com home page. Although a bit confusing, at the time of writing 1.4.17 was the current release version, and 1.4.7 was experimental.