The Open button makes it easier to access files from dropbox.com. You can use it to open and edit files on your computer without creating new copies.
- Sign in to dropbox.com.
- Click the Open button to open the local version of the file that's already on your computer.
Why isn't the Open button working for my file?
The Open button displays different options, depending on whether a file is already synced to your computer or mobile device.
If a file is password protected through another application (like Microsoft Word), you can't open it with the Open button. To open the file, download it to your computer.
For .xlsx, .docx, and .pptx files
- If a file is already downloaded to your computer or mobile device, you have three options:
- Open it with an application on your desktop (the default option)
- Open it in Office Online
- Show it in Finder/Windows Explorer