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How to Setup Dropbox Account with ES File Explorer

Last Updated On: January 30, 2015

We all know Dropbox provide 2 GB free cloud storage service when you sign up. You can store and configure dropbox account on your android smartphone, you would be able to automatic upload your photos to dropbox. It would help you to get backup when you are restore factory your smartphone. We have also discussed about ES File Explorer File Manager that is not only file manager but also helps you to manage, edit or modify anyfiles from system root folders.

Dropbox with ES File Explorer

You can configure Dropbox account directly to your ES File Explorer File manager. Generally Default Dropbox Android app would consume some space on your device. But if you configure file manager with dropbox account, you would be able to directly manage your dropbox from ES file manager without installing dropbox. You can set Dropbox Two-Step verification for more security, if you want.

Here is the quick procedure with video tutorial on How to Setup Dropbox Account with ES File Explorer & How to Use ES Explorer.

  • Download and Install ES File Explorer File Manager on your smartphone device.
  • Open it and from homepage you would see  cloud option, tap on it. You can otherwise go to cloud option by sliding left or right side.
  • From Cloud option, you would see Plus icon at the bottom. Tap on it and you would see number of cloud storage account you can connect with your ES File Manager.
  • Tap on dropbox, you would be asked for your Dropbox credentials. Add your Dropbox login ID and password to authenticate.
  • You would be asked for access to your dropbox files and folders. Allow it so that your dropbox account would be added to your ES File explorer.
  • You would see your dropbox icon on cloud option and when you open it, you would be able to see all files and folders available on your dropbox account from there.

Related : How to Rename Files in Bulk using ES File Explorer File Manager

You can edit, modify or delete any files available on your dropbox account using ES File explorer. Likewise you can setup multiple Dropbox account with ES file explorer and use it simultaneously. You can directly copy or move any files from Dropbox to your SD card or SD card to Dropbox using ES File Transfer.

Here is the video tutorial on  How to Setup Dropbox Account with ES File Explorer & How to Use ES Explorer effectively.

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nkUXcbvoa0[/tube]

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7 comments

  1. I never get the dropbox login page when I try to setup dropbox in ES file Exploere. Could it be because I already have dropbox installed on my Samsung S4?

    • No Harold, If you have already installed dropbox, then even you will be able to use another dropbox account on that file manager. Infact, you can use multiple dropbox account on ES file explorer. You should get dropbox login page and you should have to authenticate ES file manager to access your dropbox content.

  2. I have slight problem… I can’t get to the sign in page when I try to add Dropbox to ES File Explorer. I was able to add it on my Galaxy Note 2 phone but my Galaxy Tab 4 tablet… after selecting Dropbox it displays “Loading Authentication Page”… then just displays a white box… I have no idea what’s gong on… and Dropbox works every place else have I haven’t experience any other problems.. I just can’t seem to add it on ES File Explorer on my tablet.

  3. UPDATE:

    I got it working now… The problem was unbelievable. The Window that pops up where you are suppose to enter your email and password for dropbox was a white screen and nothing displayed… BUT randomly tapping the area opened up the keyboard and other areas of the white screen displayed a message about forgetting your password and sending a link to reset it…

    I thought… maybe it is there but just invisible… so after trial and error I was able to press the exact spots where you enter your email and password… and it connected…

    Not sure why it did that.. there is nothing wrong with my tablet and it’s only a few weeks old… I’m thinking some kind of glitch with the app showing that screen on my tablet…

  4. I am also getting a blank screen volute I
    I can’t figure out where to click.

  5. I finally got mine to install. I kept trying to add my dropbox at different locations. I was in the waiting room of my doctor using their wifi and it worked perfectly. The only thing that I could think of was the strength of the wifi signal.

  6. I have the same problem with the blank screen. no luck in randomly poking. Anybody figured out the fix or why its happening?