How to add Dropbox to Office 2013

Dropbox is a file hosting service from Dropbox Inc. that includes personal cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox is convenient because you can access your files on cloud storage from almost any device. The service allows you to get a link to any file. Then you can send the link to the right person or share it on social networks, and other people can download the file for themselves.

To save data to Dropbox, you have to click the “Computer” icon and navigate to the folder of any of these services, which can be time-consuming and annoying. Fortunately, with a few simple steps, you can add this cloud service to the “Save As” screen in Word 2013, Excel 2013, or other Office applications. In this article, we are going to tell you how to do it on your desktop.

How to add Dropbox cloud service to Office 2013

If you want to add Dropbox cloud service to Office 2013 on your desktop, you have to follow these steps:

  • First of all, open the “Registry Editor” by pressing “Windows + R” to open the “Run As” menu, type “regedit” in the box and press Enter;
  • Navigate to the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\Cloud Storage” registry key;
  • Create a new key in Cloud Storage. You can create it using the GUID generator (just click “Generate some GUIDs”). You can create a new key by right-clicking on the Cloud Storage key, selecting “New Key” and renaming the created folder;
  • After that, right-click in the right panel of the window and select “String Value” from the “New” menu. An entry labeled “New Value #1” appears;
  • Rename “New Value #1” to “DisplayName” by right-clicking, choosing “Rename” and changing the text;
  • Click on “DisplayName” and set it to Dropbox;
  • Create another string value called “LearnMoreURL” and assign it to the home page URL for Dropbox;
  • Create a third string value “LocalFolderRoot” and assign it the path to the Dropbox;
  • Close “regedit” and restart your computer;
  • Open Word 2013 and add a new document;
  • Click “File” tab;
  • Click “Add a Place” and select “Dropbox”.

You will have to wait about 30 seconds or more for it to install the service. When the installation is finished, you should see Dropbox as an option in your “Open” and “Save As” menus throughout all of the office applications.

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