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When saving a document in Office, you are given the option of saving locally or to your SkyDrive account.

Presumably, it's possible to add additional locations to this menu (Dropbox, etc.).

Is this possible in the Live Preview, and how does one accomplish this?

Edit: when I asked this question, I was not logged into a Live account. I have since logged in and discovered services may be added to the logged-in account, however Dropbox (and non-MS services) are not offered.

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I'm guessing this will need some programming from Dropbox to appear into this menu (if it's possible at all). I really can't think there is any easy way of adding locations there, at it requires Office to "talk" (Login etc.) to Dropbox there. –  Tex Hex Jul 31 '12 at 19:54

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There is a document available on the Microsoft site how to add custom providers to this list: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35474 It all consists out of some registry entries, I guess it is doable to create your own, but if Dropbox is smart, they'll provide their own provider.

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I've written a script that automates this for the current user, providing you know you dropbox installation directory. The script can be found here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/46565/dropbox_service_add.bat

The thread with full details on this can be found at https://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=93098

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I tried your script but not work in my case, possiblle because I use Office 2013 x64 ? –  Kris-I Feb 21 '13 at 8:45
@Kris-I I'm using x64 on Win 8 x64 and it works for me. Did you click on "add a place?" –  Richard Gadsden Jul 10 '13 at 13:26
Have you been able to get this approach to work across multiple machines? Whenever I try running this script on one machine the "place" shows up on the other machines in a bad state. –  Jim Lamb Mar 11 '14 at 13:55
Not working on: Windows 8 64-bit, Office 2013 Professional Plus –  shailenTJ Aug 10 '14 at 11:33
Thread link appears to be dead –  Chad Levy Jan 13 at 20:58

Another option to add both Dropbox and Google Drive that works for Windows 8.1 is found at this link: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Add-Dropbox-and-Google-94afd730/view/Discussions#content

You must first sign into your window's account as shown on the link. Then run Windows PowerShell as an administrator. Most systems hare a restricted policy by default, so in order to run the script you type:


That tells you the current policy. it will likely say restricted. Then:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted

Sets it so you can run the script. Now type in the path to the script that you've unzipped and extracted:


Browse to the Dropbox location on your computer and hit apply and restart your office products and it should appear.

Go back and set your execution policy back to restricted:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy restricted

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I'd like to know whether it's possible to add a location on my computer's hard drive. The only thing i could find is this unresolved (and somewhat frustrating) discussion:. If anyone knows how to do that, please let me know! –  Luke Macaulay Jan 11 at 20:06

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