Dropbox: Copy or Duplicate Files and Folders

Environment

U-M Dropbox

Issue

How to copy or duplicate Dropbox files and folders.

Resolution

You can make an exact copy (a duplicate) of a Dropbox file or folder on dropbox.com, the Dropbox mobile app, and the Dropbox desktop app.

On Dropbox on the Web

To make a copy of a file or folder on dropbox.com:
  1. Sign in to Dropbox
  2. Hover over the file or folder you’d like to copy
  3. Click the “” (ellipsis)
  4. Click Copy
  5. Click the folder where you’d like to save your copy
  6. Click Copy to confirm

In the Dropbox Desktop App

To make a copy of a file or folder in the Dropbox desktop app:
  1. Open the Dropbox desktop app
  2. Open your Dropbox folder in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac)
  3. Right-click the file or folder you’d like to copy
  4. Click Copy. The file or folder is copied to your computer’s clipboard
  5. Click the folder where you’d like to save your copy
  6. Right-click in the folder
  7. Click Paste (Windows) or Paste item (Mac)

On the Dropbox mobile app

To make a copy of a file or folder in the Dropbox mobile app:
  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app
  2. Tap Files
  3. Tap the “⁝” (vertical ellipsis on Android) “” (ellipsis on iPhone/iPad) next to the file or folder you’d like to copy
  4. Tap Duplicate (Android) or Copy (iPhone/iPad)
  5. Tap the folder where you’d like to save your copy
  6. Tap Paste (Android) or Save copy (iPhone/iPad) to confirm

Additional Information

For the most up-to-date information please see the following site: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/duplicate-files

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Details

Article ID: 6324
Created
Fri 9/3/21 1:31 PM
Modified
Tue 12/7/21 12:15 PM