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How do I enable local file search?
How do I enable local file search?
Written by Ben Standefer
Updated over a week ago

You've asked for it, and it's here! Dropbox Dash now helps you quickly find and open all of your files and folders right on your computer. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Dropbox Dash supports finding and opening local files from the following user folders, and all of their subfolders:

  • Desktop

  • Documents

  • Downloads

  • Music

  • Pictures

  • Movies ['Videos' on Windows]

You can also customize the list of folders that can be searched - visit the Search Directories page under Settings (gear icon in upper right on our main search screen).

To enable local file searching:

  1. Go to "Settings" in Dropbox Dash (under the gear icon in the top right)

  2. Click the checkbox next to "Enable local file search"

  3. [Mac only] Confirm access permissions for required folders

  4. And you're done. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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