Store Shortcuts to webpages in your Dropbox folders

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 to a webpage on dropbox.com

To create a shortcut on dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Open the folder you’d like to store the shortcut in.
  3. Click Create new file (dropbox.com).
  4. Click Shortcut.
  5. Enter your URL and Name.
  6. Click Create.

Create a shortcut to a webpage from your system tray/menu bar

To create a shortcut from Dropbox in your system tray or menu bar:

  1. Open the Dropbox desktop application and click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
  2. Click + (plus sign).
  3. Click Shortcut.
  4. Enter your URL and Name.
  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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