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Not sure that Dropbox is Synchronizing your Files?

Cloud Storage Tester runs important tests to confirm that your Dropbox desktop application is copying files to and from the cloud.

Free For Windows 11/10/8 & Server 2022/2019/2016/2012

(Cloud Storage Tester in action — click to enlarge)

How Cloud Storage Tester Works

Cloud Storage Tester performs 5 comprehensive tests to determine if Dropbox is working properly on your computer:

Test #1: Upload Folder

Cloud Storage Tester:
  1. Creates a folder in the PC's Dropbox folder.

  2. Checks that Dropbox copies the new folder up to the cloud.

Test #2: Upload File

Cloud Storage Tester:
  1. Creates a file PC's Dropbox folder.

  2. Confirms that Dropbox copies the new file up to the cloud.

Test #3: Delete Cloud File

Cloud Storage Tester:
  1. Deletes a temporary file from the cloud.

  2. Checks that Dropbox removes the file from the PC's Dropbox folder.

Test #4: Download File

Cloud Storage Tester:
  1. Creates a new file in the cloud.

  2. Confirms that Dropbox downloads the file to the PC's Dropbox folder.

Test #5: Delete Local File

Cloud Storage Tester:
  1. Deletes a temporary file from the PC's Dropbox folder.

  2. Checks that Dropbox removes the file from the cloud.

Note that for all tests, Cloud Storage Tester only works with files and folders in a dedicated sub-folder in Dropbox (Apps/Cloud Storage Tester).

Indeed, Cloud Storage Tester does not have access to your regular files in Dropbox. The program cannot view or update your files.



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Allowing Cloud Storage Tester to access Dropbox

Cloud Storage Tester needs access to a folder in your Dropbox cloud to run its tests. You must "connect" Cloud Storage Tester at dropbox.com.

To start the connection process — which generates an access token that Cloud Storage Tester will use when working with Dropbox:

  1. Click the Get button:

  2. In the Get Dropbox Access Token window, click the link to contact dropbox.com:

  3. Your browser will open. If you are not already signed in to dropbox.com, you will have to authenticate.

  4. Next, you will see a warning about connecting an application to your Dropbox. Please read it and click Continue to proceed:

  5. At this point, Dropbox will inform you of the operations that Cloud Storage Tester will do. Notice that access is restricted to the Apps > Cloud Storage Tester folder.

    Click Allow.

  6. Next, you will arrive at a web page informing you that Cloud Storage Tester is connected to Dropbox.

    As the page says, return to the Cloud Storage Tester application and click the I have connected Cloud Storage Tester button to complete the authorization process:

Finally, Dropbox will send an email confirming that Cloud Storage Tester is connected:

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Removing Cloud Storage Tester's access to Dropbox

If you no longer wish to use Cloud Storage Tester, please disconnect it from your Dropbox account. To do so:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.

  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the upper-right.

  3. Click Settings.

  4. Click Connected apps.

  5. Click the arrow next to Cloud Storage Tester to expand the entry.

  6. Click Disconnect:



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Saving the results of your tests

If a test fails, it may be helpful to capture the results and share with your IT support team (or Dropbox support).

To save high-level results:

  • Activate the Results tab.

  • Click the Save these results to a CSV file link:

  • Provide the name of your CSV file.

To save a detailed transcript of all operations that Cloud Storage Tester performed:

  • Activate the Details tab.

  • Click the Save this transcript to a text file link:

  • Provide the name of your text file.


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Copy/Move/Navigate Windows Explorer - Download now! Version 1.3
January 10 2022
1.1 MB EXE
  • Portable — simply download and run
  • For Windows 11/10/8 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012
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