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Dropbox is a service of cloud storage, which means you can drop the files there and use them later. Once you choose your personal plan, Dropbox will copy each file on your PC automatically, and you can just select what you would like to save. Dropbox will provide you a folder that permits you to share the files between computers. Most users ask how its Dropbox folders open on the Finder or File Explorer? So, here are the instructions are given below.

Get Back Older Dropbox Folder 

  1. First of all, you have to launch the Dropbox on your device.
  2. After that, select the Dropbox button into the system tray of the Windows taskbar or menu section of Mac.
  3. You will see a Dropbox screen on your window.
  4. Then select the avatar of account. It resembles a circle with the initials.
  5. Go to the menu and click on the ‘Preferences’ option.
  6. Thereafter, reach the ‘Preferences’ screen that launches, go for the option of “Open folders in” on the lower side of the General pane.
  7. You should click on the box and change into Finders for Mac or File Explorer for Windows 10.
  8. In case this is a change to the “Dropbox desktop app,” later than launches the Dropbox folder in desktop file manager of Dropbox rather than a default folder.
  9. Once you make a chosen, select the OK button to apply the changes and shut the screen or easily exit the Preferences screen on Mac.
  10. Now, wherever you launch the folder of Dropbox in File Explorer (or Finder or select the button of Dropbox in the menu bar or taskbar), then check the Dropbox files as to whether they are in an ordinary folder.
  11. Once the first Dropbox opened, this was some rare services that create sharing data between systems and another device as moving and putting into the folder.
  12. Finally, there are many Dropbox alternatives for Mac and Windows that function too.

Understand If Files are Private

  1. Navigate to the site of Dropbox and select the option of ‘Sign-in.’
  2. After that, input the password and email ID connected with the account and choose the ‘Sign-in’ option.
  3. Go to the main list appearing in every folder and file.
  4. Now, check the ‘Kind’ section to understand whether any of the files or folders are shown as shared.

Delete Permissions on Shared Folders or Files

  1. You should visit the official site of Dropbox and select the URL of Sign In then input the password and email ID connected with the account.
  2. Then select the Sign-In option.
  3. Select the URL of ‘Options’ of the shared folder or file that you would like to make personal.
  4. Now, choose the Gear button beside the person you would like to delete to reach the menu of Settings and later pick the ‘Kick Out’ option.

Delete a Sharing URL from a Folder or File

  1. Go to the site of Dropbox and select the option of ‘Sign-in.’
  2. After that, input the password and email ID connected with the account and choose the ‘Sign-in’ option.
  3. You should select the ‘Links’ in the panel of the menu.
  4. Now, select the ‘X’ button beside the folder or file from that you would like to delete the link.

Source: https://emilyjohnso731.wordpress.com/2020/04/30/how-to-open-dropbox-folders-on-finder-or-file-explorer/

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