Easy file syncing

Fast syncing that saves you space

Easy file syncing

Fast syncing that saves you space

Easy file syncing

Fast syncing that saves you space

Sync across devices and platforms

It’s easy to make your files accessible on your daily commute to work or on holiday. Save a file to the Dropbox folder on your computer, and it’s synced automatically to your mobile device. Cloud file syncing is available on multiple devices and platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.

Newly saved or updated files are automatically synced everywhere, so you don’t have to spend time emailing the newest versions to collaborators. And you can be reassured that all your important files are completely synced by looking for the green checkmark. 

Update something too soon? Earlier versions of your files are backed up for 30 days – or as many as 120 days for Dropbox Business users – so you can always recover an earlier version of your file.  

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Get offline access on all your devices

With the desktop app, locally synchronised folders and files are available even when you’re away from an internet connection. Once you get back online, Dropbox will automatically synchronise your folders and files with all the latest changes. You can also select files to access offline on Android, iPhone and iPad.

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Save space

With Dropbox Smart Sync, free up precious hard drive space by sending files to the cloud. Even though they are cloud synced and stored, you’ll still be able to view every folder and file from your desktop. And when you want to access them, the files will sync automatically to your hard drive – but only when you need it.

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How do I sync Dropbox files and folders?

You can sync Dropbox files and folders across devices with the Dropbox app. Sign in to your Dropbox account on each device, then add your files and folders to the Dropbox folder on your computer, phone or tablet. The latest version of all your files and folders will be available across every device.

What is Dropbox Smart Sync?

Dropbox Smart Sync is a feature that helps save space on your hard drive by removing stale files and folders off your hard drive and storing them to the cloud. With Smart Sync, you can see and access everything in your Dropbox account on your desktop without taking up space on your computer’s hard drive. Smart Sync is available on Dropbox Plus, Professional and Business plans. 

How do I use selective sync on Dropbox?

Instead of using Dropbox Smart Sync, you can also use our selective sync feature. Selective sync on Dropbox allows you to free up space on your hard drive without deleting anything from your Dropbox account. To use selective sync, you’ll need to turn on the feature from the Dropbox app on your Windows or Mac computer. Once selective sync is enabled, you can choose which folders to keep off your computer; those same folders will stay in your dropbox.com account.