File and folder icons, symbols, and colors

This is a glossary of icons, symbols, and colors that appear on your files and folders in your Dropbox account.

If you’re looking for a different icon that isn’t listed here, check this article on sync icons.

Camera uploads folder

A blue folder with a camera and up arrow is the camera uploads folder. If you enable the camera uploads feature on your mobile device, this is where pictures and videos are stored. Learn more about camera uploads.

Camera uploads folder

Regular folder

A plain, blue folder with no icon is a regular Dropbox folder. These aren’t shared with anyone. You can use them to store files and other folders. Learn how to create and use Dropbox folders.

Dropbox folder

Restricted folder

A blue folder with a diagonal line inside a circle is a restricted folder. Restricted folders are only available to Dropbox business teams. While most folders inside team folders are shared with the whole team, restricted folders are only shared with certain team members. Learn more about restricted folders.

Restricted folder

Shared folder

A blue folder with a symbol of people is a shared folder. On dropbox.com and the mobile app, the symbol has two people. On the desktop app, it has three. A shared folder is a folder that you’ve shared with others or that others have shared with you. Learn how to share folders with others.

Shared folder

Team folder

A blue folder with a symbol of two buildings on them are team folders. Team folders are only available to Dropbox business teams and are created by an admin. Learn more about team folders.

Team folder

Team member folder

A blue folder with a person on it is a team member folder. Team member folders are only available to members of Dropbox business teams with the team space folder structure. Learn more about the team space and team member folders.

Team member folder

Shortcut to a webpage

A file with an arrow in the bottom corner is a shortcut to a webpage. If there’s no other icon that can be used from the webpage, the file will have a globe icon on it. Learn more about storing shortcuts to webpages in Dropbox.

Shortcut

Unidentified file type

A file with a UFO on it is an unidentified file type. To make it identifiable to Dropbox, add the appropriate file extension. For example, if the file is a JPG, add “.jpg” to the filename. Learn how to rename a file.

Unidentified file type

Locked file

A file with a lock icon in the corner is a locked file. You can lock a file to keep others from editing it. Learn how to lock or unlock a file.

Locked file
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