How do I get Dropbox

What is the Dropbox desktop app?

The Dropbox desktop app gives you access to files and folders stored in your Dropbox account on your computer. When you download and install the Dropbox desktop app, three components are added to your computer:

Open the Dropbox desktop app

Once you've installed the Dropbox desktop app, you can open it like any other app on your computer, from the macOS Launchpad or the Windows Start menu.

You can choose to automatically open folders in the Dropbox folder in Finder or File Explorer, or in the new Dropbox desktop app. And in this way:

  1. Open the Settings of the Dropbox desktop app.
  2. Click next to Open folder in: on the drop down menu and select Finder / File Explorer or Dropbox desktop app out.

Close the Dropbox desktop app and stop syncing

To completely close the Dropbox desktop app and stop syncing your files with your Dropbox account:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac).
  2. Click on your profile picture or your initials.
  3. click on Quit Dropbox.

Note: If you are using a Mac computer, first right-click the Dropbox icon in your Dock and then click break up click, only the desktop app will be closed. Dropbox will continue to run in the background and your files will be synced to your Dropbox account as usual.