How to store shortcuts to web pages in your Dropbox folder

You can store a shortcut to a webpage in a Dropbox folder, just like you would store a file. Shortcuts open in your default web browser.

Shortcuts are stored with the file extension .web and are represented by a globe icon.

Note: In the Dropbox mobile app, you can open shortcuts, but you can’t create them.

Create a shortcut in Dropbox

To create a shortcut to a webpage in Dropbox:

  1. Sign in to or open the desktop app.
  2. Navigate to the folder you’d like to store your shortcut in.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Click Shortcut.
  5. Enter the URL and Name for your shortcut.
  6. Click Create.

You can also create a shortcut from the Dropbox icon in your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac). To do so:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac).
  2. Click “+” (plus sign).
  3. Click Shortcut.
  4. Enter the URL and Name for your shortcut.
  5. In the Location dropdown menu, choose the folder you’d like to store the shortcut in. 
  6. Click Create.

Rename, move, copy, or delete a shortcut 

You can rename, move, copy, and delete a shortcut exactly the same way you would a regular file, by clicking the (ellipses) beside the file and choosing from the dropdown menu.

Edit a shortcut stored in Dropbox

You can edit the title of a shortcut the same way you would rename a file. However, you can’t edit the URL.

Can I share a shortcut?

You can’t share a shortcut you’ve stored in Dropbox the same way you would share a file. To share it, you can send the URL itself.

However, you can share the folder the shortcut is stored in. The shortcut will open for anyone you’ve shared the folder with.

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