How to pin files and folders

You can pin a file or folder to the top of a folder so it always appears at the top for easy access. Your pinned files and folders appear on dropbox.com, the Dropbox desktop app, and the Dropbox mobile app. 

When you pin a file or folder, it’s pinned for everyone who has access to that folder. Everyone who has access can pin and unpin that file or folder.

To pin a file or folder on dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click All files in the left sidebar.
  3. Hover over the name of the file or folder and click “” (ellipsis). 
  4. Click Pin to [name of the folder] to pin it to its current folder. Or click Pin to… to pin it to a higher-level folder.

To unpin, click “” (ellipsis) next to a pinned file or folder and click Unpin.

To pin a file or folder on the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Open the desktop app.
  2. Click the file or folder you’d like to pin.
  3. Click “” (ellipsis) in the upper-right corner.
  4. Click Pin to pin it to its current folder. Or click Pin to and click [Name of folder] to pin it to a higher-level folder.

Note: You can’t pin a file or folder on the Dropbox mobile app, but you can open and view pinned files and folders.

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