How to create and use Dropbox folders

Create a folder on dropbox.com

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click New folder.
  3. Name your folder.
  4. Click Create.

Create a Paper folder on paper.dropbox.com

Note: Paper folders are only available to people on the old release of Dropbox Paper. The new 2020 release of Dropbox Paper allows you to keep your Paper docs in regular Dropbox folders. Learn more about the 2020 release of Dropbox Paper.

To create a Paper folder:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Paper in the left-side column.
  3. Click Create new folder.
  4. Type a name for your folder.
  5. Click Create.

Upload files to a folder on dropbox.com

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files in the left-side column.
  3. Click the folder you’d like to add files to.
  4. Click Upload files.
  5. Navigate to the file you’d like to upload.
  6. Click Open.

Move files or folders to a folder on dropbox.com

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files in the left-side column.
  3. Click the “” (ellipses) next to the file or folder you’d like to move to a folder.
    • To move multiple files to a folder at once, hover your cursor over the files you want to move and check the boxes to the left of the files. Then, click the “” (ellipses) to the right.
  4. Click Move.
  5. Click the folder you’d like to move it to.
  6. Click Move.

Move a Paper doc to a folder on paper.dropbox.com and dropbox.com

Note: If you’re on the old release of Dropbox Paper, you can only store your Paper docs in Paper folders on paper.dropbox.com. If you’re on the new 2020 release of Dropbox Paper, you can store your Paper docs in regular Dropbox folders on dropbox.com.

To move a Paper doc to a folder:

  1. Open the Paper doc you’d like to move to a folder.
  2. Click the “” (ellipses) in the upper-right corner.
  3. Click Move or Add to folder, depending on which release you’re using
  4. Click the folder you’d like to move your doc to.
  5. Click Move or Add.
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