Dropbox support for macOS 12.5 or higher

Dropbox is continuing to expand the rollout of full support for macOS 12.5 and higher. The latest version of Dropbox for macOS utilizes Apple’s updated File Provider API and fixes issues related to opening online-only files in third-party applications for users on macOS 12.5 or higher. This updated experience is more integrated with macOS and comes with some changes that are consistent with macOS requirements.

If you haven’t already received the updated experience, you can expect it between now and the end of May 2023 as we work to preserve the reliability and quality of our sync experience. We’re also working directly with a small subset of macOS users with complex configurations to ensure their migration is as seamless as possible.

You’ll receive a notification from the Dropbox icon in your menu bar when an update is available. In the meantime, if you’re interested in early access to the experience, here’s how you can join our beta:

  • Dropbox Basic, Plus, Professional, and Family: Turn on early releases and keep an eye out for a notification to opt-in.
  • Dropbox Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education: Contact your Account Team or Customer Support for more information. 

MacOS users not interested in receiving the latest update can still open online-only files directly in Finder.

Learn more about Dropbox for macOS

Learn more about expected changes with Dropbox for macOS. 

Visit this page to see if your computer is supported. 

Understanding the sync icons on Dropbox for macOS.

Find out more about how to open online-only files on macOS.

Dropbox support for macOS FAQs.

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