How to Download Videos from Dropbox to Computer

By transferring the video files to the Dropbox, the user maintains a backup storage for the videos that will allow him to recover all the video files in the time of need. In this post, you will know how to download videos from Dropbox to computer.

By iMobie | Posted on: Jun. 27, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 18, 2019

The Dropbox offers the upload of videos from cameras, tablets, memory cards, smartphones, and other devices to the folder of Camera Uploads in the Dropbox. The streaming sync was introduced in the Dropbox to automatically sync the files of the Dropbox to the computer. The streaming sync is also called supercharged synchronization which improves the speed of upload and download of big files from Dropbox to the computer and vice versa.

You might like to know how to transfer Dropbox videos to computer. It is not a complex process as it sounds. But do take few steps to access the files. The process can be followed as described in the post.

How to Download Videos from Dropbox to Computer

Videos are the files that are really big and can be of size more than 100MB or even bigger. These files take time to upload and download, hence patience is a must. Not everyone has access to hi-speed internet. So sit back and relax for a few minutes while the video files are transferred from the Dropbox to computer.

Method 1. Download Dropbox Videos to Computer via the Dropbox Website

The Dropbox website is available for the users to let the users have access to unlimited files from a few clicks away.

Step 1 Open the website and sign in to your account.

Step 2 After sign in, go to the video you want to download.

Step 3 Click on the (…) button. A drop-down box will appear and then select the download option.

Step 4 Wait for the download to finish and then you will have an original copy of your video file on your desktop.

Method 2.  Download Dropbox Videos to Computer via the Desktop App

The desktop app gives a single click away from access to the files stored on the dropbox. To access these files first you must have the application on your desktop.

Step 1 Go to the official website and select the download app option.

Step 2 When the download is finished, click on the file and move on to the setup.

Step 3 The setup will take only a few seconds. After the setup is completed, the app will be successfully installed on your desktop and a shortcut will appear on the menu bar.

Step 4 Let the app sync with the desktop. It will take some time to finish.

Step 5 Open the dropbox from the menu bar and all files will appear on the screen.

Step 6 Select the video you want to transfer. Copy the video and paste it into the destination folder.

How to Download Videos from Dropbox to Computer via Desktop App

How to Download Videos from Dropbox to Computer via Desktop App

The Bottom Line

Now you know how to download videos from dropbox to computer. Thus, it will be easy for you in the future to have access to the files stored as a backup on the dropbox. We have explained the methods you can opt to transfer dropbox videos to computer.


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