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MacOS Finder - how can I add Dropbox back to the sidebar?

MacOS Finder - how can I add Dropbox back to the sidebar?

Auskan
Explorer | Level 3

Before I upgraded to Catalina (MacOS 10.15.5), Dropbox appeared under my favorites in the sidebar of Finder.  After the upgrade, it was gone.  I've searched many threads where this is apparently a common issue but the solutions appear to be for earlier versions of MacOS as the view I am seeing under Catalina does not match the solutions.  I understand folders can be dragged to the sidebar.  The problem is, I am not seeing the folder on the right, in order to drag it into the sidebar.  I tried the "go to folder" but it only navigates to the files within the folder - it never shows a folder labeled Dropbox.  I have the Dropbox App installed but it isn't helpful either as when I click on it, it opens a Dropbox window that, again, shows the files I have stored there.  I want to be able to easily move files to Dropbox or access them to attach to an email, as I could before I "upgraded" to Catalina (which is starting to feel distinctly like a downgrade).

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Re: MacOS Finder

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hello @Auskan, I hope you're well today!

 

So that you can drag the Dropbox folder into your Finder's sidebar, please try the steps below:

  1. Open your Finder window.
  2. Choose "Go" from the menu bar in the top right of your screen.
  3. From the menu, choose "Home".

From here, you can see the Dropbox folder in order to drag it into the sidebar.

 

Let me know how it goes!


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Re: MacOS Finder

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hello @Auskan, I hope you're well today!

 

So that you can drag the Dropbox folder into your Finder's sidebar, please try the steps below:

  1. Open your Finder window.
  2. Choose "Go" from the menu bar in the top right of your screen.
  3. From the menu, choose "Home".

From here, you can see the Dropbox folder in order to drag it into the sidebar.

 

Let me know how it goes!


Daphne
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Re: MacOS Finder

Auskan
Explorer | Level 3

Brilliant!  Easy and it worked.  Thank you so much!

Re: MacOS Finder

waldbach
Explorer | Level 4

I came here via a search. I just changed to a temporary Macbook and when I drag the Dropbox folder to the Finder window Sidebar, it will not sit. No matter what I try, even tried different sections.

 

What can I do to solve this? Is this a macOS issue?

 

Catalina 10.15.2

Re: MacOS Finder

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @waldbach, do you see the little bar when you try to drag it between folders, and not as a subfolder on the sidebar?

 

What exactly happens when you drag it there?


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Re: MacOS Finder

waldbach
Explorer | Level 4

Yes, I see that bar.

 

But the problem is solved now. Apparently it was already (by default?) in the sidebar, just higher up where I did not expect it.

Thanks!

Re: MacOS Finder

Jay
Dropboxer

No worries, @waldbach, glad to hear you were able to locate it!

 

Enjoy the remainder of your week!


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Re: MacOS Finder

WhitBradley10
New member | Level 2

Daphne, 
What if my Dropbpx folder isn't in that section on the right? 

Re: MacOS Finder

Daphne
Dropboxer

Thanks for joining us here @WhitBradley10!

 

Did you possibly choose another location for the Dropbox folder to be placed either during the setup of the desktop app, or through the app preferences?

 

If you're not sure, can you follow the steps below and let me know what file path you see for the Dropbox folder's location?

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your menu bar.
  2. Click the profile pic/initials icon in the top right of the window.
  3. Choose "Preferences..."
  4. Go to the Sync tab.

Please feel free to send over any screenshots too, excluding any personal info.

 

Let me know what you find!


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Re: MacOS Finder

dweinapple
New member | Level 2

I recently upgraded to Catalina and seem to be unable to move Dropbox to Favorites in the Finder sidebar.  The only way I can see the contents of my Dropbox folder is to click on the Dropbox icon in the top right of my Chrome browser, then click on the file icon within that visual menu (see screenshot), and *then* the finder opens with second level of Dropbox folders.  This is definitely not ideal.  Is there any way to move Dropbox, which is now a "smart" folder, into the Finder Favorites in Catalina or am I just out of luck?  Thanks for any help with this.

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