How to Add Dropbox to Finder on Mac

If you have the Dropbox app installed on your Mac, the default location of Dropbox can be found in Finder and it will be labeled as “Dropbox”. For convenient access to Dropbox, you can simply drag the Dropbox folder to the “Favorites” section on the sidebar.

Hi! My name is Yana and I work with content every day. Using Dropbox, I am able to store files in the cloud and effortlessly share files and folders with others. As a result, when I transitioned to the Mac Pro last year, I promptly added Dropbox to my Finder “Favorites”.

In this article, I will show you how to add the Dropbox app to Finder on a Mac, as well as adding it to the Dock menu. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Key Takeaways

  • You can have quick access to your Dropbox by adding it to your Favorites in Finder or by placing the Dropbox icon in the Dock menu.
  • If you happen to notice that the Dropbox icon has disappeared from your favorites, don’t worry, you can easily add it back.

How to Add Dropbox to Finder

Below is a brief tutorial on how to add Dropbox to the Finder sidebar.

Step 1. First, you need to open Finder. Search for it in the spotlight search bar or use the keyboard shortcut Command + F. Finder may be already located in your Dock menu. 

Step 2. Next, search for the Dropbox folder. Once you locate it on your computer, simply drag and drop it to the Favorites sidebar menu. You can position it anywhere on the sidebar menu. 

Step 3. If you want to remove it from the Finder sidebar menu, right click on Dropbox and select Remove from Sidebar.

How to Add Dropbox to the Dock on a Mac

An excellent method for quick access to Dropbox is by adding the app to the Dock menu. This is my preferred approach for conveniently accessing the applications I use frequently. 

Find the Dropbox app either in the Launchpad menu or in the Applications tab in Finder.

You can drag the Dropbox app onto the Dock bar. Then right click the app, go to Options and select Keep in Dock. The Dropbox app should be conveniently located on your Dock menu now.


Here are some frequently asked questions about the Dropbox app.

Why Has Dropbox Disappeared from my Finder?

Occasionally, after updating the Mac operating system or the Dropbox app, the Dropbox icon may disappear from your favorites. If this occurs, you may need to manually add Dropbox back to your favorites.

How Do I Sync Dropbox with Finder on Mac

Once installed, Dropbox will sync automatically with your computer. If this is not occurring, it’s recommended to check that you have the most recent version of Dropbox. Another suggestion is to unlink and then relink your account.

Final Thoughts

Adding Dropbox to Finder on a Mac is a convenient way to access all of your files. You can always remove or add the Dropbox app to your Favorites section at any time. Dropbox allows you to sync your files across different devices, so you can easily access them from anywhere.

Do you use Dropbox? Do you have the Dropbox app on your Mac? Let us know if you have any more questions about using Dropbox on a Mac in the comments section below.

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