Originally, Dropbox offered a simple folder that allowed you to easily share files between computers. Now Dropbox wants you to use its own full file manager called the "Dropbox desktop app". Here's how to get the old Dropbox folder back.
First open Dropbox. Click the Dropbox icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar or the Mac menu bar. The Dropbox window appears. Click on the avatar of your account (which can also look like a circle with your initials in it).
Select "Preferences" from the menu that appears. . "
In the Preferences window that opens, look for the option" Open folders in "at the bottom of the General panel.
Click this box and set it up on "File Explorer" (on Windows 10 PCs) or "Finder" (on Macs.) If it is set to "Dropbox desktop app", the Dropbox folder will open in Dropbox's desktop file manager instead from a default folder.
After making the selection, click "OK" to save your changes and close the window (on PCs) or simply close the preferences window (on Mac).
From now on, when you open the Dropbox folder in Finder or File Explorer (or click k on the Dropbox icon in your taskbar or menu bar), you will see your Dropbox files as if they were in a regular folder.
When Dropbox was first launched it was one of the few services that share files between PCs and other devices are as easy as dragging and dropping into a folder. Now there are several Dropbox alternatives for Windows PCs and Macs that work just as well.
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