Boxifier FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sync a folder from outside of Dropbox with Boxifier?

You simply right-click the folder and enable syncing with Dropbox. From that moment on, Boxifier picks up any changes you make to that folder and sends them to Dropbox.

Does it copy or move folders to the Dropbox folder?

No, that is the Boxifier's promise: syncing without moving. Folders stay in place and they are synchronized without having to move or copy them to the Dropbox folder.

How do you call outside folders that I sync with Boxifier?

‍We call them boxified folders.                    

Where on the Dropbox website do I find the boxified folders?

Look for a folder called "Boxifier". All outside folders will be synced as subfolders of that folder.

I boxified a folder from one computer. Where do I find it on my other computers running Dropbox?

Look for a folder called “Boxifier” in the Dropbox folder on your other computers running Dropbox. You will find the boxified folder inside that folder.

I boxified a folder from one computer. Do I need to install Boxifier on my other computers in order to access the contents of that folder?

No need to do that, you only need to install Boxifier on the computer where you boxified the folder.

Can I use the Dropbox context menu items (e.g. Share, Copy link) from the boxified folder?

Yes, all boxified folders get the full functionality of the Dropbox context menu that you know and love.

Do I also get those nice green checkmarks for my files?

Absolutely! Pick any folder and Boxifier will make it look, act and feel just like your Dropbox folder.

Do boxified folders take up twice the space on the computer that I sync them from?

No. Since they are not copied to the Dropbox folder on the computer that you sync them from, they don’t take extra space.

Does Boxifier require my Dropbox username and password?

Boxifier integrates with the Dropbox desktop client so that it works without requiring your Dropbox username or password. It also doesn’t require access to your Dropbox account.

Why doesn’t it require access to my Dropbox account?

Boxifier is a third party application. Some people are not comfortable giving third party applications access to their Dropbox account. That’s why when building Boxifier we made an effort to make it work without needing access to your Dropbox account. This way you can try Boxifier with no worries. We also sleep better at night because of that.

Does it work with folders or network shares, drives or NAS (Network Attached Storage) boxes?


Does it work with folders on external or removable drives?


Are you sure it works with folders on removable drives? What if I remove the drive?

Yes. Boxifier has built-in protection for this scenario. If you sync a folder from a removable drive and then remove the drive, the contents of that folder will not be removed from your Dropbox.

I have Dropbox installed on my computer and connected my USB portable drive to my computer. If I use Boxifier to sync a folder from the portable drive, will it get copied to the Dropbox folder on my computer and occupy space twice?

No, Boxifier won't copy the folder to your computer. It will transfer the contents of your folder from the portable drive directly to your Dropbox account without copying it to the Dropbox folder on your computer.

Awesome! How much does it cost?

The basic edition of Boxifier is free. It supports syncing one local folder outside of Dropbox. If you need to sync more folders or folders from USB/external/removable drives or network drives you can upgrade to a premium edition.                    

Can I try the premium features?

In the basic edition of Boxifier all premium features are available for you to try for 30 minutes. This way you can see if Boxifier really works before deciding to upgrade. We believe you should purchase a license only if you are completely satisfied with the product. That's how software should work.                    

Where do I find out more about the premium editions of Boxifier?

You can find out more about the premium editions here.

Is there a Mac version of Boxifier?

We're working on it. If you want to find out more, drop us an e-mail.

I have a question which is not covered here.

You can write to us on All questions are welcome.