Expected changes with Dropbox for Windows update

Updated May 31, 2024
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 This article describes an update available on all Dropbox plans. 

The following charts outline the changes you can expect when using the Dropbox for Windows update experience. 


Changes introduced by the Cloud Files API

The changes below are set requirements of the Cloud Files API and are controlled by Microsoft.

Updates Additional Information
Sync icons have changed to match updated Windows icons.
  • The sync icons next to your files and folders in the Dropbox desktop app have been changed to align with the Cloud Files API. 
Sync icons appear in new locations.
  • There are four locations where sync icons appear:
    • In the Dropbox folder on your computer.
    • In the notification center at the bottom right of your screen.
    • In the detailed list view.
    • In the icon view, the sync icons will now be displayed next to the file view.
The Details view in your File Explorer will now include a Status column.
  • This column is where the relevant icon for the file or folder will be shown. 
Dropbox can’t be added as a “Place” in Microsoft Office.
You won’t be able to install the Dropbox app to a location outside of your system drive with the Microsoft app store update of Dropbox for Windows.
If you have support questions or general feedback on how we can improve this experience, let us know by creating a topic in our community forum.
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