How to Turn “Dropbox Microsoft Office add-in” On or Off in Windows 11

Add Dropbox add in for Office in Windows 11

This article explains how to turn on a feature to “Show Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office” in Windows 11

Dropbox is a cloud storage service allowing users to store and share files and folders online. It offers features such as file syncing, file versioning, and collaboration tools, making it easier for teams to collaborate on projects.

One can configure many settings with the Dropbox app in Windows, including starting Dropbox on system startup, disabling Dropbox startup in the background, and more.

Another setting users can configure is to add Dropbox Microsoft Office add-in, which enables Dropbox as a save location Microsoft Office.

An Office save location is where Microsoft Office applications save files by default. This can be a local folder on the computer or a cloud storage service such as OneDrive or Dropbox. Office applications save files to the user’s OneDrive account by default, but users can configure other options for saving files per their preference.

When you turn this feature on, Dropbox will also be on a list of locations to save your Office files.

Show Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office

As mentioned above, users can turn on a feature in Dropbox to show it as a location to save Office files. This will make it easy to save your Office files directly into the Dropbox folder on the location machine.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Dropbox flyout window from the notification area. You can do that by clicking the Taskbar overflow and selecting Dropbox to open its flyout window.

Windows 11 turn on start Dropbox on system startup

When the flyout opens, select the Settings (gear) at the top of the screen and click Preferences.

Windows 11 turn on start Dropbox on system startup

On the Preferences page, select the General tab. Under Microsoft Office add-in, check the box next to “Show Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office” to enable it.

When you enable it, you must close and reopen Microsoft Suite for the changes to apply.

To disable it, uncheck the box.

Add Dropbox add in for Office in Windows 11

Click the Apply button to save your changes when you’re done.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to turn the Dropbox Microsoft Office add-in on or off in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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