Add Dropbox as a Cloud Service to Office 2013/2016

It was quite a relief to see the Cloud integration feature rolled out in the current version of Office – Microsoft Office 2013. What disappointed users, however, was the fact that apart from OneDrive, there was no support for other competing cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. Fortunately, I came across a tweak that allows you to complete this task effortlessly and lets you add Dropbox to Office 2013/2016. It requires no modifications in registry settings – just a click to download a batch file, followed by some relatively easy steps to run the file.

add dropbox to office 2013

Add Dropbox to Office

The steps highlighted below will allow you to add any third-party cloud storage services such as Dropbox to Microsoft Office. Also, for the script to work properly, you are required to be logged into Office. You can notice your account pic and details in the upper right corner of Office 2013 program you are using.

Download the script. After that, browse to its location and double-click on it. When prompted, press any key to continue. Note: When you download the script it will probably be flagged as a ‘Potentially harmful application’. Here, simply, ignore the warning and decide to keep it on your computer instead of discarding it.

discard

Once downloaded, double click the executive file. It will open a command prompt on your Windows computer. It should look like the one shown in the screenshot below.

Path

Later, add the path name of your Dropbox folder, e.g. C:\Users\username\Dropbox

Sucessful

Following this, the script should single-handedly complete the task of making the Dropbox available for your Office interface. The script is the updated version for Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013.

Finally, there’s some manual intervention required to add the Dropbox service to your Office installation. For this, open the Account options and look under Connected Services –> Add a Service -> Storage.

Drop box integration

Select Dropbox. Wait for a while to find that the Dropbox has been added under the ‘Connected Services’.

Source: Dropbox Forums.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

10 Comments

  1. juan jesús

    gracias !!!! todo OK

  2. MrFMon

    Can this script be used for google drive as well?

  3. Hal Miller

    Dropbox works great for syncing stuff. Binfer is another great service for sending large files without uploading them first. The site is http://www.binfer.com.

  4. ismail

    can i use it in windows phone?

  5. blindhorse

    You can get an Microsoft Office product key from ### Windows 8.1 key sale *** , it works very simple and fine,you need to search for it from bing.

  6. Nestor Nogueira de Albuquerque

    Can’t add the accounts … it keeps saying their server has issues, and won’t let me add those services.
    Anyone?…

  7. Peter

    I have the same issue. I check the registry and Google drive is set, but when I gonna add the service it’s keep telling that there is a problem with google drive server, so now cannot add this account, try again later… Does anybody know how to fix this?

  8. Richard Perry

    Same. W8 platform. Registry has been set correctly according to the scripts, and icons appear in Office when try to add Places, but when I select the Dropbox or the GoogleDrive icons, I get message “Sorry, we’re having server problems, so we can’t add Google Drive right now. Please try again later.”….I have rebooted my computer several times and have signed out and into MS Office, but no change.

  9. linwanree

    I followed these instructions and I was able to add Dropbox as a storage ICON, however I am getting a message “Sorry, we’re having server problems, so we can’t add Dropbox right now. Please try again later.

  10. Pekko Vehviläinen

    Great – worked for me in Windows 7 64 bit

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