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The Dropbox desktop application is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems, and allows you to use cloud storage space to either share files, or store backups. That being said, many users have reported issues when installing it.
You don’t have to worry about any issues as in this article we provide the steps for an easy offline installation.
1. Actions needed to install Dropbox with admin rights
The Dropbox desktop app requires admin privileges to run with full functionality on your computer. This enables multiple different core features of Dropbox, including:
Sync icons that show the sync status of files and folders.
Right-click context menus for taking quick actions in Dropbox.
Access to Smart Sync.
For the vast majority of users, the desktop app is automatically installed with admin privileges. However, if you didn’t install with admin privileges you can follow the instructions below to do so.
2. Install the Dropbox desktop app with admin privileges