Dropbox Sync Without Dropbox Client installed


How i can made a Dropbbox Sync without installed the Dropbox Client on my Local Computer?

the Button in Preferences / General / Move to Dropbbox is Disabled

any Hints or Tips



  • You can't. You need the Dropbox client installed. All the Move to Dropbox button does it move an existing, locally stored, vault into the Dropbox folder.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited February 2015

    Hey there, xxxGURUxxx! RichardPayne is correct, but just to further clarify, the Dropbox app itself does the heavy lifting in the computer's filesystem to sync data with the server (and your other devices).

    But since direct filesystem integration isn't a viable option on mobile, Dropbox does provide an API there for app developers to use, so that 1Password on iOS, for instance, doesn't require the Dropbox app to be installed. I hope this helps! :)

  • yea thx,
    hope so then, on my work computer i canot install the dropbox client so i have no sync with my
    ios hardwares :-( and computer at home :-(

    Wish the include the Dropbox API Sync


  • AlexHoffmannAlexHoffmann

    Team Member

    What RichardPayne and brenty said :chuffed:

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Hi xxxGURUxxx,

    There is the option of the Wi-Fi sync if that's allowed on your computer but most companies don't allow Bonjour service to be installed on the computer or used on the network.

    Also, even if we include the Dropbox Sync API, there's the chance that your company's IT department have blocked Dropbox syncing as well.

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