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Get Dropbox desktop access with CloudMounter

Dropbox is an application for uploading data to a cloud service and providing access for viewing and downloading to all or specific users. Access to information is possible through a browser and the installed native Dropbox desktop app. However, there is one even easier and more convenient way to access cloud data called CloudMounter. Let’s take a look at how to mount Dropbox via this app.

Requirements: macOS 10.12 + / Windows 7 SP1 and newer
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How to add Dropbox to desktop computer

CloudMounter is a handy cross-platform solution aimed to connect cloud computing services and remote servers as local drives thus saving space on your computer.

In order to mount Dropbox to your computer follow these simple steps:


Download and install CloudMounter on your computer.


Once installed, launch the app.


Choose the Dropbox icon from the list and click it.

Connections menu

Sign into your Dropbox account.


Click the Mount button.

Account auth
Now you can access Dropbox directly from Finder. This Dropbox desktop Mac alternative allows connecting multiple cloud accounts at the same time and provides seamless access to them. Besides that, CloudMounter supports the work with Basic and Business Dropbox accounts.

How to configure Dropbox desktop client on your computer

You can get Dropbox for desktop version from the official site. After that follow these steps:


Once the download is complete, find the installer in the Downloads folder. The filename is DropboxInstaller.dmg. Open the installer.


Double-click the Dropbox icon in the appeared Dropbox Installer window.

Account auth

You will be notified that Dropbox is downloaded from the web app. You can click the Open button to continue.


The app will download any required updates and then the installation process begins.


After the basic installation is complete, the icon of Dropbox will be added to your Mac's menu bar, the Dropbox desktop application will be installed in the / Applications folder, and you will see the Dropbox login window.


If you already have a Dropbox account, you need to enter your email address and password; otherwise, click the Register link in the lower right corner of the window and provide the requested registration information.


After logging into the Dropbox window, a message appears congratulating you on the successful installation. Click the Open My Dropbox Folder button.

Account auth

Dropbox requires your account password for the new folder and to work properly on your Mac. Besides that, the app will add itself to the sidebar of your Finder, and will also add the Get Started with Dropbox PDF file to your Dropbox folder. Take a few minutes to read the getting started guide as this provides a good framework for working with Dropbox.


Installing and using Dropbox desktop app on your Mac can make it easier to share files with other devices you may own. It can also be an easy way to share photos or send large files to others. It's no surprise that Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage systems around. Besides that Dropbox is also available for Windows, Linux, and most mobile platforms, including iOS devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Dropbox has a desktop app for Mac, Windows, Linux, and most mobile platforms, including iOS devices
You need to download Dropbox desktop app from the official site and follow the installation guide.
Dropbox is a popular service for storing and synchronizing information. Any file you put in a Dropbox folder on your computer is copied (synced) to the Dropbox cloud, making it available to all your devices either through the Dropbox website or the Dropbox app that you can install on all your devices.
Dropbox is a convenient utility for placing data in the cloud. Allows you to store information, work with it on any device with an installed client or web interface, as well as open access to other users.
Open the web version of Dropbox, find the file you want to move to the computer, click on three dots on the right of the file column, and choose Download. If you are using a desktop app go to Settings/Preferences/Sync and choose selective sync.
Dropbox is a reliable service that uses AES-256 to protect your data.
If you delete Dropbox from your computer it doesn't remove any files from Dropbox’s servers.
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