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Official Dropbox API Client

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A Python SDK for integrating with the Dropbox API v2. Compatible with Python 2.7 and 3.4+. Documentation is available on Read the Docs.


You can install this package from the root directory by running:

$ python install

After installation, to get started, open a Python console:

>>> import dropbox
>>> dbx = dropbox.Dropbox("YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN")
>>> dbx.users_get_current_account()

Creating an Application

You need to create an Dropbox Application to make API requests.

Obtaining an Access Token

All requests need to be made with an OAuth 2 access token. To get started, once you’ve created an app, you can go to the app’s console and generate an access token for your own Dropbox account.


An example,, can be found in the examples directory, which demonstrates how to sync a local directory with a Dropbox.


Documentation can be compiled by running make html from the docs folder. After compilation, open docs/_build/html/index.html. Alternatively, you can read a hosted version from Read the Docs.

Upgrading from v1

To ease the transition to the new API and SDK, you can still use the old dropbox.client.DropboxClient class. In fact, v2 and v1 can be used simultaneously. Support for the old client will be dropped once the new SDK is at functional parity.

Running tests

We use the tox package to run tests in Python 2 and 3. To install, use pip install tox. Once installed, run tox from the root directory. You’ll need to specify a working Dropbox OAuth2 token:


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