Learning Dropbox

There’s a lot more to Dropbox than we’ve had the chance to cover here. While this guide helps you walk through the most important steps for getting started, you can learn even more with these resources.

Dropbox self-guided learning

With Dropbox self-guided learning, you can explore Dropbox features at your pace. With an eye to your own work, you can pick and choose topics that help you best learn how to make the most of Dropbox.

Dropbox learning live

Join one of our virtual Dropbox learning live sessions to sharpen how you use Dropbox to get your work flowing. Our live instructors guide you through everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Dropbox with the interactivity of a virtual classroom.

Get help

Get all your questions answered in the Dropbox help center. FAQs, quick fixes, and official info on every Dropbox feature… No matter what you need, it’s just a search away.

Join our community

The Dropbox community is a place to participate and collaborate on answers, solutions, and ideas about the products and services we all love and want to improve.

Check out the conversation on Twitter support.

Glossary

  • @mention: a way to notify someone of a comment or to-do on a file, Paper doc, or overview
  • cloud: online storage space that can be accessed by different, connected devices
  • content: any kind of files and folders you create or store on your devices
  • cloud content: files that are created and stored online, like Dropbox Paper docs and G Suite or Microsoft Online files
  • Dropbox Business: Dropbox plans designed for businesses with multiple users. Four plans offer customers various features to suit their needs: Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education.
  • Dropbox Paper: on online document workspace with easy-to-use writing, sharing, and collaboration tools
  • Dropbox Spaces: folders with added features that help you organize your stuff and work in both local and cloud content from one place
  • edit access: a way to share files and folders with others that allows them to edit your content
  • file request: an invitation you can send to others to ask them to upload files to your Dropbox account
  • groups: groups of team members set up by admins or users to simplify sharing content across the team. Members can belong to multiple groups within their team.
  • multi-factor authentication: a security feature that adds protection by requiring a code, in addition to your password, for login
  • pin: a feature that helps you find specific files at the top of a folder or Dropbox Space, like pinning them to a virtual bulletin board so they are easy to see
  • recover: to bring back a file or folder that was deleted from your Dropbox account
  • restore: to revert a file to a previous version saved in your Dropbox account
  • selective sync: a feature that helps you save hard drive space by moving content to online-only storage, where you can access it from dropbox.com
  • Smart Sync: a feature that lets you store files and folders online but still see and access them from your computer or mobile device
  • SSO: short for “single sign-on,” a sign-in method an admin can set up that allows team members to sign on through a single service provider, like Google
  • star: a feature that makes it easier to find files by displaying them in a single list, no matter what folder or Dropbox Space they are stored in
  • sync: short for “synchronize,” the process that updates your content locally and in the cloud so the latest version is available on any device
  • team admin: a user with privileges to manage team or company-wide account and user settings
  • team folders: folders that simplify sharing by making the content inside available to all members who have access
  • team space: a folder or set of folders created by a team’s admin to simplify sharing and organizing content
  • view-only permissions: a way to share your files and folders with others that lets them see your content but not make changes