Dropbox: Access the Dropbox Folder in File Explorer/Finder

Environment

U-M Dropbox, Dropbox desktop app

Issue

How do I access the Dropbox folder in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS)?

Resolution

By default, Dropbox will automatically open files/folders in the Dropbox folder in File Explorer/Finder when you open them with the Dropbox desktop app installed on your computer.

There are a few ways to access the folder on your computer.

Mac

  • Click the Dropbox icon in your menu bar and click the folder icon at the top of the pop-up.

Mac menu bar, red box around Dropbox icon

  • Open Finder from the Launchpad and select "Dropbox (University of Michigan)" from the left sidebar.

Dropbox folder in Mac Finder view

Windows

  • Click the Dropbox icon in your taskbar and click the folder icon at the top of the pop-up.

Windows taskbar, red box around Dropbox icon

  • Open File Explorer from the Start menu and select "Dropbox (University of Michigan)" from the left sidebar.

Dropbox folder in Windows File Explorer view.

Additional Information

For more information, refer to Find the Dropbox Folder on a computer and Dropbox: Best Practices for Accessing Your Data.

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

Details

Article ID: 6320
Created
Fri 9/3/21 10:58 AM
Modified
Fri 12/10/21 3:16 PM