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How To Add Dropbox in Chromebook File Manager

Add Dropbox in Chromebook File Manager

Want to know how to add Dropbox File Manager in Chromebook? By default, you can only access Google Drive in the Chrome OS file manager. But if you prefer Dropbox on Google Drive, one option is to use the app Dropbox standalone on your Chromebook.

Although it works well enough, drag and drop support is missing which makes it difficult to transfer files back and forth. A better alternative is to use a third-party extension called “File System for Dropbox” which adds the Dropbox folder directly into the Chrome OS file manager. That’s how.

How to add Dropbox in Chromebook File Manager

Open the file manager on your Chromebook to add Dropbox in the Chromebook File Manager and click on the three-dot menu in the upper right corner. Now select the option called “Add new service” And click”Install new service” Among the displayed options.

Install new service

You can see a pop-up with all the available services that work with Chrome OS File Manager. Scroll down until you see the option called “File system for Dropbox“. Now click on the blue “Install” button next to it.

File system for Dropbox

The pop-up subsides indicating that it is installing the service. The installation may take two to five minutes to install. Since the installation process is a bit strange, you need to manually close the popup after five minutes. There will be no guidance on installing dropbox. If you waited five minutes, it will be installed without any problems.


Now again click on the three-point menu> Add new services, now you can see a new option called “File System for Dropbox“. Click on it.

On the window that appears, click on the “Add your Dropbox” To start the installation.

The Dropbox login page will open where you can log in to your Dropbox account or you can create a new account if you wish from here.

Once logged in, click the “Allow” button to authorize Dropbox to access system files and folders.

And that’s all, you have successfully installed Dropbox on your Chrome OS file manager and you can also transfer files between them by simply dragging them.


Chrome OS File Manager also supports OneDrive, but it doesn’t work or open for many people, if you are interested, you can also try it with the same method. However, Dropbox works perfectly with all the functionality you need but does not have an automatic backup function, so you must install the Android app.

If you’re having trouble with our tutorial on adding Dropbox in Chromebook File Manager, please report it in the comments below.

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