How to star files and folders

You can star files and folders for easy access on and the Dropbox mobile app. 

When you star a file or folder, it’s starred only for you. It’s not starred for anyone else who shares the file or folder.

Starred files and folders appear:

  • In the Home tab under Starred
  • In the Starred page in the left sidebar on
  • In the Dropbox mobile app Home screen in the Starred tab

Star files and folders


  1. Sign in to
  2. Click the star icon next to the file or folder you'd like to star.

To unstar a file or folder, click the star icon again.

On the Dropbox mobile app:

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Tap “” (ellipsis) next to the file or folder you’d like to star.
  3. Tap Star.

To unstar a file or folder, do the above and tap Unstar.

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