How to star files, folders, and Paper docs

You can star files and folders for easy access on and the Dropbox desktop app. 

When you star a file or folder, it’s only starred for you. It will not be starred for anyone that shares that file or folder with you or for your other accounts.

Starred files and folders appear:

  • In the Home tab of under Starred
  • In the Dropbox mobile app home screen in the Starred tab
  • Under the Dropbox icon in your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) in the For you tab
  • On the Dropbox desktop application in the Starred tab

How to star files and folders

To star to a file, folder, or Paper doc on and the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Sign in to or open the desktop app.
  2. Hover over the file or folder you’d like to star and click "..." (ellipsis).
  3. Click Star.

To unstar a file or folder, click Unstar

To add a star to a file or folder on the Dropbox mobile app:

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Tap the “” (ellipses) next to the file or folder you’d like to star.
  3. Tap Add to Starred.

To unstar a file or folder, tap the “” (ellipses) and tap Remove from Starred.

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