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.

You can view your starred files and folders:

  • On the Home page on, under Starred
    • Note: You might have to scroll down to see this
  • On the All files page on, in the Starred tab
  • In the Starred section of the Dropbox mobile app Home screen

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, tap Unstar.
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