Dropbox Exfat

admin 11/22/2021
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Go directly to the Dropbox folder’s default location

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By default, the Dropbox folder is located in your user folder on your computer’s hard drive. To go straight to the Dropbox folder’s default location, follow the instructions for your operating system below:

Linux

  1. Open a terminal and type cd ~/Dropbox.

macOS

  1. Open Finder and select Go to folder... from the Go menu.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, type ~/Dropbox/ and then press the return key.

Windows

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Type %HOMEPATH%/Dropbox into the address bar.

Note: If you’ve connected a personal and work Dropbox account, you'll need to specify which Dropbox folder you're trying to reach. For example:

  • ~/Dropbox (Personal)
  • ~/Dropbox (Acme Inc)

Create a shortcut to the Dropbox folder on your computer

For easier access to the Dropbox folder on your computer, you can create a shortcut. To do so:

  1. Go directly to the Dropbox folder’s location.
  2. Right-click the Dropbox folder.
  3. Click Make Alias (or Make Link on Linux).
Exfat

Your shortcut will appear with alias appended to the name of the file. You can move the shortcut to the location you’d like to store it in.

File types that preview as an image

If your file has one of the following extensions, it will preview as an image.

For the preview to work, your file must be smaller than the size limit listed in the chart.

How Does Dropbox Work

File type

Size limit

.3fr

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.ai

256 MB or 50 megapixels

.arw

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.bmp**

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.cr2

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.crw

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.dcr

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.dcs**

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.dng

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.dwg

*Dropbox Professional, Business Advanced, Enterprise, and Education accounts only

100 MB

.erf**

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.gif

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.heic

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.jpeg

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.jpg**

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.kdc

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.mef**

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.mos

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.mrw

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.nef

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.nrw

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.orf

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.pef

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.png

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.ppm**

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.psd

1024 MB or 50 megapixels

.r3d**

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.raf

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.rw2

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.rwl

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.sr2

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.svg

48 MB or 50 megapixels

.svgz

48 MB or 50 megapixels

.tif

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.tiff

200 MB or 50 megapixels

.wbmp**

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.webp**

100 MB or 50 megapixels

.x3f

200 MB or 50 megapixels