Package files and Dropbox

A package file is a file format used in Apple computers (macOS). It is used most often by applications like Keynote, Pages, GarageBand, and others. While package files appear to be a single file when viewed on an Apple computer, they actually contain many other files and are represented as a folder on non-Apple computers and most web browsers.

Currently, there are several ways to upload package files to Dropbox while ensuring compatibility on all your computers, devices, and browsers:

To upload on, you can try one of the following two methods:

  • Drag-and-drop the package file to (if your browser supports it)
  • Zip the file, then upload it using the Upload button


  • To zip a file on macOS:
    • Ctrl-click the file, then click Compress…
  • To zip a file on Windows:
    • Right-click the file, then click Send to… and choose Compressed folder

To upload on the Dropbox desktop application:

  • Move or copy the file into the Dropbox folder on your computer. The Dropbox desktop application will then sync the file in the correct format.
How helpful was this article?

We’re sorry to hear that.
Let us know how we can improve:

Thanks for your feedback!
Let us know how this article helped:

Thanks for your feedback!