How to create a QR code with Dropbox

Updated Sep 11, 2023
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The feature in this article is in beta and available on all paid Dropbox plans. It is subject to additional terms.

A QR code is a barcode that can be easily scanned by a smartphone or scanner to access digitally stored data. QR codes have many useful applications such as for sharing website links, contact information, videos, blueprints, and product pages. 


You can create QR codes for files stored in your Dropbox account from

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Note: The QR codes created will have the link share permissions you’ve set for that file or folder. 

To create QR codes:

  1. Log in to
  2. Navigate to the folder(s) or file(s) you wish to create a QR code for.
  3. Right click or check the box to the left of the folder(s) or file(s).
  4. Click the down arrow next to Share.
  5. Click Create QR code.
  6. Change your sharing permissions, if you’d like:
  7. Click Download PNG.
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