How to pin files and folders

Updated Apr 02, 2024
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This feature is available to all Dropbox users on dropbox.com.

You can pin a file or folder to another folder on dropbox.com for easy access. Whenever a folder is opened, you can click the settings icon and then Show pinned items to view its pinned files.

When you pin a file or folder, it’s pinned for everyone who has access to that folder. Everyone who has access can pin and unpin that file or folder.

To pin a file or folder on dropbox.com:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the name of the file or folder you’d like to pin and click "..." (ellipsis). 
    • If you’re in grid view, click “” (vertical ellipsis).
    Click
    Pin to Dropbox to pin a file or folder to the All files page. Click Pin to…, then select This folder to pin it to its current folder.

To unpin a file or folder on dropbox.com:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Hover over the name of the file or folder you’d like to unpin and click "..." (ellipsis). 
    • If you’re in grid view, click “” (vertical ellipsis).
    Click
    Unpin.
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Note: You can view pages in a document, scrub through a video, or flip through the contents of a folder without opening it. To do so, make sure you’re using grid layout, then move your cursor horizontally across the file or folder.

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