Convert Dropbox Google Files to Microsoft Office Format


On February 19, 2024, Dropbox will be changing how users interact with Google Files. Most users will not be impacted.

Users with Google Files stored in Dropbox will need to either:

  • Convert their files to Microsoft Office formats (recommended), or
  • Associate a Google account with their Dropbox account (not recommended). 

This article will describe the steps to convert Google Files in Dropbox to a Microsoft Office format.

Please Note: If you do not choose an option by February 19, 2024, your files will be automatically converted into Microsoft Office formats.
Warning! The University of Oregon does not offer Google services. There is not an officially compliant Google platform for University of Oregon. This means FERPA data cannot be transferred to non-compliant spaces.


Method 1

  1. Log in to using your UO email address as your username. See Signing in to Dropbox for further information.
  2. A pop-up window will appear to move or convert your Google Files.
  3. Select Convert Google files to Microsoft Office files.
  4. Click Next

Your documents will automatically be converted to the equivalent file types in your Dropbox account.

Method 2

If you don’t see the option to move or convert files, you can do so from your account settings. 

  1. Log in to using your UO email address as your username.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Apps.
  5. In the section Google shortcuts settings, you will see Google files migration. You will see either Confirm your Preference or Manage Preference.
  6. Select the option to Convert the Google files (.gdoc, .gsheet, .gslide) to the equivalent Microsoft Office file formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx).


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