Dropbox For Windows 8 Doesn’t Let You Add Files

Dropbox For Windows 8 Doesn’t Let You Add Files

There’s no issue with installing standard Dropbox on a regular Windows 8 machine. If you’d like to be able to browse your Dropbox folders in a modern-style Windows 8 environment, you can now install a Windows 8-specific app for viewing and accessing files — but weirdly, it doesn’t actually let you upload new files from your local hard drive.

The Windows 8 app lets you browse photos, watch videos, and share that content with others using Windows 8 charms. However, you can’t upload files into Dropbox, and you can’t access data from your Dropbox folders in other Windows 8 apps.

For users running Windows RT (which won’t run anything other than Windows 8 apps), this is a potential solution: for everyone else, sticking with the Windows 7 version of Dropbox makes more sense.

Hello, Windows 8. Dropbox is here! [Dropbox Blog]


  • Interesting to see that there are, which some would say, unfinished apps being launched of late. Being able to upload within the dropbox app should’ve been a key feature?

    The Win 8 Skype App was also missing a key feature, which was to allow you to send a file during your conversation which has been in the desktop version for a very long time. I’m not sure if they have released an updated version yet.

  • I appreciate that you offered a solution of sticking with the Windows 7 version of Dropbox, rather than just stating that it couldn’t be done in W8. Every other discussion I read about it just stated it couldn’t be done. I installed the software from Dropbox.com, and now have the option from my desktop to use Dropbox like I used to use it in Windows 7. I don’t care that it’s not an app. I just want to get back to work. 🙂

    Again, thank you very much.

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