Update to the latest version of the Dropbox desktop app

If you want the latest stable version of the Dropbox desktop app, you can get it from our download page. Linux users should visit our install page instead.

Select your operating system to learn more about what version of the Dropbox desktop app you're currently running.

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Linux

To tell which version of Dropbox you're using, visit your Dropbox preferences and select the General tab.

Macintosh

To tell which version of Dropbox you're using, simply hover your mouse over the Dropbox icon in your menu bar. A small status box will appear with the version number. You can also find the version number by visiting your Dropbox preferences and selecting the General tab.

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10

To tell which version of Dropbox you're using, simply hover your mouse over the Dropbox icon in your system tray. A small status box will appear with the version number. You can also find the version number by visiting your Dropbox preferences and selecting the General tab.

Windows XP

To tell which version of Dropbox you're using, simply hover your mouse over the Dropbox icon in your system tray. A small status box will appear with the version number. You can also find the version number by visiting your Dropbox preferences and selecting the General tab.

Auto-updates are rolled out gradually after a new update is available, and are necessary to keep the desktop app functioning. If Dropbox can't keep itself up-to-date, it will stop syncing.

We're very conservative about auto-updating. We never want to risk breaking a working version of Dropbox.

Testing the forums version

We rely on enthusiastic people in our forums to try the latest versions of Dropbox and send us feedback. This helps us to work out all the kinks before we update everyone else. If you like to be on the cutting edge, visit the forums for the very latest in-development version of Dropbox.

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