What is a .DROPBOX File And How To Open It – Dropbox (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dropbox extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .dropbox file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .DROPBOX file?

The .DROPBOX file extension is from Dropbox Shared Folder Tracker. The developer of this file extension is Dropbox. This file belongs to the text format and it is a text related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dropbox file on 6 platforms.

How to open a .DROPBOX file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .DROPBOX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DROPBOX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .dropbox file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Dropbox software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Dropbox software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DROPBOX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Dropbox software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DROPBOX file on Mac

The .dropbox file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Dropbox software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Dropbox software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DROPBOX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Dropbox software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DROPBOX file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dropbox file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Dropbox software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Dropbox.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DROPBOX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Dropbox software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .DROPBOX file on Android

The .dropbox file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .DROPBOX file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Dropbox software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. You could also download the Dropbox software. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .DROPBOX file on iOS

The .dropbox file can be opened on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Dropbox in the iOS App Store software and install it. The other software that opens the .dropbox file on iOS is Dropbox. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

How to open a .DROPBOX file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Dropbox. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .DROPBOX file?

If you cannot open the .DROPBOX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DROPBOX file.drp – Blackmagic Design, .drpm – The Fedora Project, .drscan – Prosoft Engineering, .dru – Autodesk, .drv – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DROPBOX file with the Dropbox program on Windows, Dropbox program on Mac, Dropbox software on Linux, Dropbox software on Android, Dropbox software on iOS and Dropbox program in the Browser.