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Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

What are Dropbox logs?

Dropbox logs are a type of log file that is automatically created and maintained by the Dropbox application. These log files contain information about the activities that occur within your Dropbox account, such as when you upload or download files. Dropbox logs can be useful for troubleshooting issues with your account, or for simply keeping an activity record.

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How to view Dropbox logs?

There are two ways to view your Dropbox logs:

1. Sign in to the Dropbox website and click on the gear icon in the top-right corner. Then, click on “Settings.” On the Settings page, scroll down to the “Security” section and click on “Show my account’s activity log.”

2. If you’re a Dropbox Business user, you can also view logs by going to the Admin Console and clicking on “Audit Logs.”

What do Dropbox logs contain?

Dropbox logs contain information about the activity on your account, including the files and folders you’ve accessed, the people you’ve shared with, and any errors that have occurred.

How to interpret Dropbox logs?

There are a few key things to look for when interpreting your Dropbox logs:

  • The date and time of each event
  • The type of event (e.g. file upload, share, etc.)
  • The file or folder affected by the event
  • The user who generated the event
  • The IP address associated with the event

How to use Dropbox logs?

We know how important it is for you to keep track of your data usage, especially if you have a limited data plan. To help you stay on top of your account, we’ve created a tool that allows you to view your Dropbox logs.

Here’s how to use it:

1. Sign in to
2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the top right corner of the screen, then click Settings.
3. In the left sidebar, click Data usage.
4. To view your Dropbox logs, select an account and date range from the drop-down menus at the top of the page, then click View logs.
5. A log of your account’s activity will appear below, grouped by day. The log includes information on when files were added, modified, or deleted; how much data was used; and which devices were used (if syncing is enabled).


After analyzing the data, it was concluded that dropbox is used mostly for work-related purposes and to a lesser extent for personal use.

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