Is it possible to download a folder (or at least download multiple files at once) from Dropbox to SD card?

I do not seem to have the export option when selecting folders

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Note the "Share" option doesn't have save to SD either.

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    I think this is unfortunately still not possible with the Dropbox app (discussed back in January here: Can I download whole folders in Dropbox app? Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 15:06
  • I use DropSync to keep a folder on my SD card synced with my Dropbox (it works more or less like the desktop app). The DropBox mobile app is more of a mobile app version of the web site, rather than a real sync tool. Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 16:34
  • @MichaelKohne I don't really need to sync my SD to Dropbox. I just need to download a folder from Dropbox to SD.
    – IMB
    Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 17:04

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ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.

Adding the dropbox account Allows to copy folders from your dropbox directly to your sd-card

  • Nice! I had ES Explorer installed but I didn't know about this feature. Thanks. Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 14:13
  • Is there a way to keep the folder synced with ES?
    – Versec
    Commented Feb 6, 2016 at 13:08

Astro File Manager (like ES File Explorer) also has support for dropbox and allows you to download folders.

For a dedicated app, there is Folder Downloader for Dropbox which works just with your dropbox account.


(I don't use the Dropbox app on Android; does it not keep local copies?)

DropSync keeps specified Android folders synced with specified Dropbox folders. No need to export; it's (almost) always there. 'Almost' as in: the changes I make on Android get uploaded right away; changes made to Dropbox files by some other device get downloaded at the next scheduled (or manually initiated) sync. The only time I ever need to think about it is when I have two devices open and I'm working with both of them.


I highly recommend Total Commander for Android and its totalbox plugin for Dropbox files manipulation tasks. It's almost as convenient as on a PC.

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