If you often share files via Dropbox and allow other people to view and edit your files, maintaining the log could be a hustle. That is why you can follow this guide to view Dropbox file, activity, or event logs so that you can check when and who accessed a file.
How to view Dropbox file logs
To view Dropbox file logs, follow these steps:
- Open dropbox.com on your browser.
- Log in to your account.
- Open the file you want to check the file log for.
- Click the Open details pane button.
- Check the Activity section.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
To get started, you need to open the official website of Dropbox first. For that, open the browser and enter this URL: dropbox.com. Then, enter your credentials to log in to your Dropbox account.
Once done, you can find the homepage of the cloud storage, which displays all the files and folders. You need to double-click on the file that you want to check the log for.
After opening the file on your screen, you need to click on the Open details pane button visible on the right-hand side.
It includes an option called Activity.
You need to check this section to find the log of the file. However, if you want to check who uploaded a file and when, you need to expand the Info section.
Similarly, if you want to check all the changelogs of a file, expand the Activity section, click on the three-dotted icon, and select the Version history option.
Note: In some cases, these aforementioned logs could be called as Activity logs as well. However, if you want to check the event or activity log for your account, you need to follow some other steps.
How to view Dropbox Activity or Event logs
To view Dropbox Activity or Event logs, follow these steps:
- Open your browser on your computer.
- Enter this URL: https://www.dropbox.com/events
- Enter your credentials.
- Find the activity or event log.
Let’s find out more about these steps to learn more.
First, you need to open your browser on your computer. Then, enter this URL: https://www.dropbox.com/events
You need to enter your credentials to log in to your account if you are not already signed in.
Once done, you can find all the events according to the date or category. It is possible to sort them by date, app, folder, etc. For that, expand the corresponding drop-down list and choose a filter as per your requirements.
How do I view my Dropbox activity log?
To view Dropbox activity or event log on the official website, you can head to the dropbox.com/events webpage. It includes all the logs, including when you added an app when you revoked an app, etc. It is possible to sort them by event, date, or category.
Is there a log for Dropbox?
There are mainly two types of logs for Dropbox. The first one is the file log, which helps you check when and who accessed a file. The second one is the activity or event log. It lets you find when you added an app to your Dropbox account or something like that.