Dropbox video tutorials

We have dozens of video tutorials available to help you quickly use and troubleshoot Dropbox features. And each video has a related self-guided course if you want to learn more. Just pick from the list below to get started.

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Video tutorials on saving files to Dropbox

How to save files to Dropbox

There are multiple ways to add files to Dropbox. In this video you’ll get a an overview of the options, including uploads via the Dropbox desktop app, mobile app, and on dropbox.com.

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Video tutorials on sharing Dropbox files or folders

How to share files from the Dropbox desktop app

You can share files and folders right from the Dropbox folder on your computer’s hard drive. In this video, learn how to share and manage access to shared files.

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How to use shared links

Shared links allow you to easily share your files with others. You can also choose who can view those files, how, and for how long, and even manage access with link passwords. Learn how in this video tutorial.

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How to share folders and set folder settings

With shared folders, you can share multiple files at once. You can also choose to let recipients edit the files in that folder. In this video, get a quick intro to shared folders and folder settings.

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How to move or rename shared folders

Shared folders are great for giving others access to some of your files, and controlling that access. But what if you need to rename or move that folder after it’s been shared? Learn how in this quick video tutorial.

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How to set permissions on files and folders

With Dropbox, you can share files and folders with anyone, and choose whether they can view, download, or edit those files. In this short video, get an overview of sharing permissions.

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How to use Dropbox to request files from others

With Dropbox, you can collect docs, photos, and other files from people using file requests. Requested files are added to a folder that you specify, and you can share this folder or close the request at any time. In this video: an intro to file requests.

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How to turn off a file request

You can close a file request at any time. Learn how in this quick video.

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How to share a sub folder from a team folder

With Dropbox, you can easily organize files into folders and sub folders. However, only Business teams can share sub folders. Learn how in this one-minute video.

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Video tutorials on syncing files to Dropbox

How to use Dropbox Smart Sync

With Smart Sync, you can set files as online only. This means you can see the file on the Dropbox desktop app, but not have it use up hard drive space. (Don’t worry—it’s still safely backed up to the cloud.) In this quick video, get an intro to Smart Sync.

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How to use selective sync

Selective sync allows you to decide which files and folders sync to your devices. The rest stay available on dropbox.com. In this video, learn how to use selective sync.

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Video tutorials about Dropbox Business

Using Dropbox Business to work together with your team

Collaboration is hard. Your team likely has too many documents and meetings, with feedback scattered across multiple apps. Not to worry: Dropbox can help. In this short intro, see how Dropbox Business can make collaboration a snap.

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Intro to the Dropbox Business admin console

If you’re a Dropbox Business admin, you’ve got access to a one-stop to manage your team. In this video, get an overview of the admin console.

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How to merge Dropbox Business teams

If you have multiple, separate Dropbox Business teams, you can easily merge them into one team. Learn how with this step-by-step video guide.

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Admins: How to view team member activity in Dropbox

As an admin, you can easily view the Dropbox usage and activity of your team members in the admin console. In this short video: an intro to team activity reports.

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How to use the Dropbox badge to always see the latest version of a file

The Dropbox badge gives you quick access to share and save Microsoft Office files. It can also help you see if a colleague is currently viewing a shared file, and update to the latest version of the file if they make changes. In this video: an intro to the Dropbox badge.

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How to sign up for early access to Dropbox features

Dropbox is always building new features to improve our product. In this video, learn how to get early access to these features for yourself or your team.

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Admins: Connect Dropbox with Active Directory

If your team uses Active Directory to manage network access, you can also use it to manage team member access to Dropbox. In this video, get a step-by-step walkthrough on the Dropbox AD Connector.

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How to own your company’s domain name

Dropbox Business admins are often tasked with managing their company’s data. But that’s hard if team members use a company email address to create separate Dropbox accounts. In this short video, learn how to address this with domain ownership.

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Video tutorials on troubleshooting issues with Dropbox

How to troubleshoot a syncing issue

Sync is core to what Dropbox does, but it can be affected by lots of factors. In this quick video, get an overview of troubleshooting steps that will solve most syncing issues.

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How to restore a previous version of a file

As we edit documents we create uniquely new versions of them. With Dropbox, you can access a history of these versions, and restore a previous version as needed. In this short video, get an overview of version history.

Viewers’ note: This video mentions a 120-day version history. However, this window varies depending on your Dropbox plan.

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Conflicted copies: How to avoid issues when editing a shared file

If two or more people edit the same shared file at the same time, Dropbox saves the edits in “conflicted copies.” In this video, learn how to address conflicted copies, and avoid them in the future.

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Video tutorials on the Dropbox apps (desktop and mobile)

How to make Dropbox files available offline

You can view Dropbox files at any time, even if you’re not online. In this short video, learn how to make files available offline on your mobile device.

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How to scan docs with the Dropbox mobile app

With the Dropbox doc scanner, you can use your phone to add docs to Dropbox. Learn how in this short video tutorial.

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How to customize the Dropbox desktop app

The Dropbox desktop application gives one-click access to all the files you and your team store in Dropbox, and secure backup to the cloud. In this short video, learn how to optimize the desktop app for your own workflow.

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Video tutorials about Dropbox Paper

Get started with Dropbox Paper

Paper is more than a doc. It’s a flexible workspace that brings people & teams together. In this short video, learn how to get started with this powerful collaboration feature.

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Video tutorials on annotating or commenting on files

How to leave comments or annotations on a Dropbox file

You can leave a comment on any file stored in Dropbox; the people you share with can leave comments, too. Regardless of file type, it’s a great way to get specific feedback, and keep that feedback organized in one place. In this short video: an intro to comments and annotations with Dropbox.

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