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 folders in the Dropbox folder in File Explorer/Finder when you open them with the Dropbox desktop app installed on your computer. You have the option to change this preference in your app settings.

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
  • Right-click "Dropbox (University of Michigan)" in the top left of the Dropbox desktop app interface and select Show in Finder
  • Open Finder from the Launchpad and select "Dropbox (University of Michigan)" from the left sidebar

Windows

  • Click the Dropbox icon in your taskbar and click the folder icon at the top of the pop-up
  • Right-click "Dropbox (University of Michigan)" in the top left of the Dropbox desktop app interface and select Show in File Explorer
  • Open File Explorer from the Start menu and select "Dropbox (University of Michigan)" from the left sidebar

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 9/3/21 12:28 PM