Sort files on dropbox.com: name, file type, extension, size, or modified date

You can sort your files and folders on dropbox.com by clicking the column headers:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Select a column header and choose a sort option:
  • To sort alphabetically by file or folder name, click Name
  • The second and third columns contain a few different options:
    • Members: Sort by how many people your file or folder is shared with
    • Type: Sort by files, documents, folders, shared folders, images, and more
    • Extension: Sort by file extensions like .xslx, .docx, .pdf, .png, .jpg, and more
    • Size: Sort by the size of your files and folders
    • Modified: Sort by the date the file or folder was last changed
  • The fourth column allows you to view your files as a list or as a grid

You can also choose to sort columns in ascending or descending order.

Note: The second and third column options won't repeat. For example, if you choose Type in the second column, this option is unavailable in the third column.

Display the size of a folder on dropbox.com

To display the size of a folder on dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Click a column header and select Size.
  4. Hover over the folder and click the check box next the folder you’re interested in.
  5. Click Calculate size in the right sidebar.
  6. Wait for the size to be calculated. The folder size displays in the Size column next to the folder once the calculation is done.

Note: You can only calculate the size of one folder at a time. If you select multiple folders, the Calculate size option disappears.

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