Downloads of v 3.8.9:


Last Update:

14 Sep 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Dropbox


dropbox virtual files file admin


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3.8.9 | Updated: 14 Sep 2015



Downloads of v 3.8.9:


Software Author(s):

  • Dropbox

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Dropbox 3.8.9

This is not the latest version of Dropbox available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Dropbox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Dropbox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Dropbox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade dropbox -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.8.9'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade dropbox -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.8.9'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install dropbox
    name: dropbox
    version: '3.8.9'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dropbox' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.8.9'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dropbox
    Name     = "dropbox"
    Version  = "3.8.9"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dropbox':
  ensure   => '3.8.9',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Sep 2015.


Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.


Even though the official installer for Dropbox asserts administrator rights, it installs Dropbox only for the currently logged user (path: %APPDATA%\Dropbox).

If the official Dropbox installer would be started with administrative rights, the installation would not be unattended.

To prevent this problem, this package uses an AutoHotkey-script (thus the autohotkey.portable dependency) to close a non-unattended dialog box opened by the Dropbox installer during installation.

The confusing dialog box with the content “Dropbox will not work correctly if installed using the ‘Run as Administrator’ command. …” can be ignored. Always select “Yes” if this dialog box appears. Regardless of this message, Dropbox will work correctly.

$PSScriptRoot = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
Import-Module (Join-Path $PSScriptRoot 'functions.ps1')

$packageName = 'dropbox'
$version = '3.8.9'

$filePath = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\$packageName"
$fileFullPath = "$filePath\${packageName}Install.exe"
$url = ' 3.8.9.exe'

$fileType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/S'

# Variables for the AutoHotkey-script
$scriptPath = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$ahkFile = "$scriptPath\dropbox.ahk"

try {

  $installedVersion = (getDropboxRegProps).DisplayVersion

  if ($installedVersion -eq $version) {
    Write-Host "Dropbox $version is already installed."
  } else {

    # Download and install Dropbox

    if (-not (Test-Path $filePath)) {
      New-Item $filePath -type directory

    Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $fileFullPath $url
    Start-Process 'AutoHotkey' $ahkFile
    Start-Process $fileFullPath $silentArgs
    Wait-Process -Name "dropboxInstall"
    Remove-Item $fileFullPath

  Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName

} catch {

  Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

$PSScriptRoot = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
Import-Module (Join-Path $PSScriptRoot 'functions.ps1')

try {

  $packageName = 'dropbox'
  $fileType = 'exe'
  $silentArgs = '/S'
  $uninstallerPath = (getDropboxRegProps).UninstallString

  if ($uninstallerPath) {
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $uninstallerPath

} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.

; A window's title can contain WinTitle anywhere inside it to be a match.
SetTitleMatchMode, 2

WinWait, Dropbox ahk_class #32770, , 60
Sleep, 2000
	ControlClick, Button1
Function getDropboxRegProps() {
  $uninstallRegistryPath = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox'

  if (Test-Path $uninstallRegistryPath) {
    $props = @{
      "DisplayVersion" = (Get-ItemProperty $uninstallRegistryPath).DisplayVersion
      "UninstallString" = (Get-ItemProperty $uninstallRegistryPath).UninstallString

  return $props

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