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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/10/2015.

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.


Even though the official installer for Dropbox asserts administrator rights, it installs Dropbox only for the currently logged user (path: %APPDATA%\Dropbox).

If the official Dropbox installer would be started with administrative rights, the installation would not be unattended.

To prevent this problem, this package uses an AutoHotkey-script (thus the autohotkey.portable dependency) to close a non-unattended dialog box opened by the Dropbox installer during installation.

The confusing dialog box with the content “Dropbox will not work correctly if installed using the ‘Run as Administrator’ command. …” can be ignored. Always select “Yes” if this dialog box appears. Regardless of this message, Dropbox will work correctly.

To install Dropbox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dropbox --version 2.10.40

To upgrade Dropbox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dropbox --version 2.10.40


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'dropbox'
    $version = '2.10.40'
    $uninstallRegistryPath = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox'
    $filePath = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\$packageName"
    $fileFullPath = "$filePath\${packageName}Install.exe"
    $url = ' 2.10.40.exe'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    # Variables for the AutoHotkey-script
    $scriptPath = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $ahkFile = "$scriptPath\dropbox.ahk"
    try {
        if (Test-Path $uninstallRegistryPath) {
            $installedVersion = (Get-ItemProperty $uninstallRegistryPath).DisplayVersion
        if ($installedVersion -eq $version) {
            Write-Host "Dropbox $version is already installed."
        } else {
            # Download and install Dropbox
            if (-not (Test-Path $filePath)) {
                New-Item $filePath -type directory
            Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $fileFullPath $url
            Start-Process 'AutoHotkey' $ahkFile
            Start-Process $fileFullPath $silentArgs
            Wait-Process -Name "dropboxInstall"
            Remove-Item $fileFullPath
        Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    try {
        $packageName = 'dropbox'
        $fileType = 'exe'
        $silentArgs = '/S'
        $uninstallerPath = Join-Path $env:APPDATA 'Dropbox\bin\DropboxUninstaller.exe'
        if (Test-Path $uninstallerPath) {
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $uninstallerPath
        Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\dropbox.ahk Show
    #NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
    ; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    ; A window's title can contain WinTitle anywhere inside it to be a match.
    SetTitleMatchMode, 2
    WinWait, Dropbox ahk_class #32770, , 60
    Sleep, 2000
    	ControlClick, Button1

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Dropbox


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Dropbox 64.3.121-beta 24 Thursday, December 13, 2018 approved
Dropbox 64.3.120-beta 6 Thursday, December 13, 2018 approved
Dropbox 63.4.107 3687 Thursday, December 13, 2018 approved
Dropbox 63.4.102 231 Thursday, December 13, 2018 approved
Dropbox 63.4.100 1752 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 approved
Dropbox 63.4.100-beta 2 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 approved
Dropbox 63.3.98-beta 25 Friday, December 7, 2018 approved
Dropbox 63.3.97-beta 26 Saturday, December 1, 2018 approved
Dropbox 63.3.95-beta 18 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 approved
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