Help getting started with and using Dropbox.

Articles (18)

Pinned Article Which collaboration tool should I use?

This page includes a table that describes the features of collaboration tools available to UO affiliates.

Convert Dropbox Google Files to Microsoft Office Format

On February 19, 2024, Dropbox will be changing how users interact with Google Files. This article provides the steps for users with Google Files stored in Dropbox to convert their files to Microsoft Office formats.

Getting Started with Dropbox

Get started using UO's Dropbox service.

Installing the Dropbox Application

Instructions for downloading Dropbox to a personal computer or UO-owned computer which is not managed by your IT department.

Managing file access in Dropbox

Guidance on what to share and how to share and stop sharing files in Dropbox

Permanently deleting files from Dropbox

How can I permanently delete my files from my Dropbox account?

Uploading files to Dropbox

This article is intended to guide you through the process of uploading files to Dropbox at the University of Oregon.

Viewing the size of a file or folder in Dropbox

How do I check the size of a file or folder in my Dropbox account?

Dropbox FAQ

Common questions and answers surrounding UO's Dropbox offering. Who does and doesn't have access. What that access means. etc.

Dropbox Groups

An overview on Dropbox Groups: how they are made and how they can be used.

Dropbox Quota and File Size Limits

Information about Dropbox quotas and file size limits when uploading files.

Dropbox Services for Faculty/Staff/GEs

Faculty and staff may request these additional UO Dropbox services: user-managed and university-managed Dropbox Groups and Dropbox Teams

Dropbox Team Folders

An overview of user-managed and university-managed team folders with a comparison of their features and recommendations.

How to sync Dropbox files between devices

How to sync Dropbox files across devices.

Requesting Access to Dropbox

Learn how to add Dropbox access to your Duck ID account.

Transferring Files with Cloud Services using Rclone

In this article, learn how to transfer files to and from the cloud using the Rclone tool. This article uses Dropbox in it's examples, but can be used with many other cloud providers as well.

Access Dropbox files offline

How to access Dropbox files offline when not connected to Wi-Fi or data.

Adding AD Security Groups to Dropbox

For unit IT Administrators, this article describes how to synchronize AD Security Groups with Dropbox.