User Case: Can I Add Dropbox to Office 365?


I want to add Dropbox as a place in Microsoft Office 365, but unfortunately, I can't find any specific instructions to successfully connect Dropbox to Office 365. Are there any possibilities?

Microsoft Office's cloud file-sharing services are a great relief in the period of big data. Cloud services like OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are essential for all Microsoft Office apps. But Microsoft Office 365 didn’t support other cloud services like Dropbox before. And now, this has been changed. You can simply add your Dropbox to Office 365 with just a little effort followed by the relatively simple steps below.

Why Add Dropbox to Microsoft Office 365?

Connect Dropbox to Microsoft Office 365
Connect Dropbox to Microsoft Office 365

With Dropbox, you can store and sync files online to all your devices, and share Dropbox files easily with others. Even though OneDrive is so popular, Dropbox still has some distinct advantages over it, especially for versioning control and data security.

On the other hand, Microsoft Office 365 is a complete office suite for local applications or online services. It offers all standard office productivity services such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Azure, and more.

One of the advantages of Dropbox is its great collaboration ability with third-party apps. This allows Dropbox and Microsoft to enhance team productivity with seamless desktop, mobile, and web integration. Using Dropbox with Office 365 can help users view, edit, comment, and share Office 365 files without the limits of time and place. Co-workers can even edit the same file at the same time.

How to Add Dropbox to Office 365: 2 Easy Ways

If you use Dropbox and Microsoft Office 365 at the same time, you can integrate Dropbox with Office 365 to boost productivity. And there are two different easy ways to achieve Dropbox and Office 365 integration.

Way 1. Connect Dropbox to Microsoft Office 365 via Dropbox App

The Dropbox desktop app can help you view, edit, or sync Dropbox to a computer directly in File Explorer for Windows and Finder for Mac OS. It also allows you to save and share Microsoft Office 365 files via Dropbox. But before connecting Dropbox to Office 365 in this way, you should first check if you meet the following criteria.

  • Make sure the Dropbox desktop app is installed on your computer.
  • Make sure you have signed in to those Office 365 apps with your Microsoft account.
  • Make sure you have the permission to add Dropbox as a place. You must be the admin or the admin granted the permission to you.

Step 1. Open the Dropbox on your computer and sign in to your Dropbox or Dropbox Business account.

Sign in to Dropbox
Sign in to Dropbox

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose a location in File Explorer for your Dropbox folder.

Step 3. Click the Dropbox icon in the System Tray and click your account icon to open the “Preferences”.

Open the Preferences in Dropbox App
Open the Preferences in the Dropbox App

Step 4. In the pop-up window, enable the “Show Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office” option.

Add Dropbox to Office 365 via Dropbox App
Add Dropbox to Office 365 via the Dropbox App

Step 5. When the operation is complete, you can create or edit Microsoft Office documents and click on "Add a Place", then you will find that Dropbox is one of the options.

Save Office Files to Dropbox
Save Office Files to Dropbox

Tip: Enable team members to add Dropbox to Office 365

Step 1: Enter the Dropbox web with your admin account.

Step 2: Select "Admin Console" and click on "Settings".

Step 3: Choose "Microsoft Office add-in" in the "Additional Settings" part.

Step 4: Turn on "Microsoft Office Add-in".

Way 2. Add Dropbox to Office 365 through MultCloud

If you don’t want to install the Dropbox app on your computer, here’s an alternative way for you to try. You just need a professional web-based cloud-to-cloud sync service named MultCloud and the connection between OneDrive and Microsoft Office 365 apps. Then you can link Dropbox to OneDrive and easily achieve Dropbox Microsoft integration.

MultCloud is a famous multiple cloud storage manager that supports more than 30 personal and business cloud storage services. It offers a reliable web interface for you to collect all your clouds for efficient cloud management and seamless cloud-to-cloud data sync.

  • Efficient: one-key data sync, backup, and transfer between clouds.
  • Smart: Automatic and offline cloud data sync with customized schedules.
  • Safe: Full-time 256-bit AES encryption for SSL protection and OAuth authorization system.
  • Fast: 10 high-speed data sync threads without spending your cellular data traffic.

Step 1. Log in to Microsoft Office 365 apps with your OneDrive account.

Step 2. Go to the MultCloud website to sign up.

Step 3. Add your Dropbox and OneDrive accounts to MultCloud by clicking “Add Cloud”.

Add Dropbox and OneDrive to MultCloud
Add Dropbox and OneDrive to MultCloud

Step 4. Move to the "Cloud Sync" function, select the OneDrive folder that stores your Microsoft documents as the source, and select a folder in Dropbox as the destination.

Step 5. Switch to the Real Time Sync mode and click “Sync Now”. Then MultCloud will sync the changes made in the OneDrive folder seamlessly to Dropbox.

Add Dropbox to Office 365 by Cloud Sync
Add Dropbox to Office 365 by Cloud Sync


  • A free MultCloud user will get 5 GB of free data traffic every month. If you have too many files to sync, you can upgrade to a premium account to get more data traffic with super-fast sync speed.
  • Except for Real Time Sync, there are another 9 excellent sync modes in the “Options” waiting for you to try.
10 Cloud Sync Modes
10 Cloud Sync Modes

If you want to integrate Dropbox with Outlook, you can try MultCloud Email Migration. With it, emails can be converted into PDFs and batch-transferred to Dropbox automatically.

FAQs about Dropbox Integration with Office 365

How Do I Add Dropbox to My Outlook?
You can use the Dropbox for Outlook add-in. After installing it, you will see the Dropbox icon in your Outlook taskbar. As a better workaround, you can also use MultCloud Email Migration to save Outlook emails to Dropbox as PDF files.
How Do I Link My Dropbox to Office 365?
You can directly link Dropbox and Office 365 through the desktop app of Dropbox. Or you can add Dropbox as a place in SharePoint Online.
Does Office 365 Work with Dropbox?
You can create files in Dropbox with Microsoft Office form, but if you want to link these two services more closely, use the Dropbox desktop app or other third-party services instead.
Can I Sync Dropbox with OneDrive?
Syncing OneDrive and Dropbox are possible using the Cloud Sync feature of MultCloud. MultCloud offers 10 excellent sync modes like real-time sync, one-way sync, and two-way sync.

In the End

Both Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox are good office services that are widely used by teams and organizations. Using MultCloud to add Dropbox to Office 365 may be your best choice since you don’t need to install anything but can enjoy seamless online editing across cloud services.

Besides, MultCloud is also a great cloud-to-cloud data backup solution that offers the Cloud Backup function to backup Dropbox to OneDrive and other clouds with a single click. What’s more, MultCloud can keep 1000 versions of each backup task for you to quickly choose one to restore or delete.

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