How to use highlights, recents, updates, and notifications lists

In the spring of 2019, Dropbox launched a new Dropbox desktop experience, which included some changes to these lists.

These lists are unique to your account, and meant to help you access your most important files and folders. They are displayed in the Dropbox desktop app, Dropbox mobile app, and

For you and Your highlights

The For you tab displays a personalized, intelligent list of your files and folders, including Your highlights, your Starred files and folders, and your calendar events and meetings. You can teach Dropbox what files are least relevant to you by right-clicking a highlight and clicking Dismiss highlight. The For you tab is available from the Dropbox icon in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) on your computer.


Your list of Recent files displays files that you recently opened and/or edited.

If you are a member of a Dropbox Business team, you can toggle between You and Team to either see files that you recently edited or files that your team members recently edited.


Your list of Updates displays updates that were recently made to your Dropbox files and files that you share.


Your list of Notifications displays recent activity on your Dropbox files and files that you share. Notifications are available from the Dropbox icon in your system tray or menu bar and as pop-ups on your desktop.

Learn more about notifications and how to turn them on and off.

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