How to Use DropBox – Video Tutorial

How to Use DropBox

  1. The entire process is incredibly quick and simple.
  • Download and Install the DropBox software on your computer.
  • Select a location for your DropBox folder. (I use the Desktop)
  • Move the desired files/folders into your DropBox.
  • Wait for blue arrow icons to stop spinning and turn into a green check icon.
  • Move any desired files/folders from your other computer(s) into your DropBox.
  • Repeat steps 3 through 5 on all of your computers.

There is a free account which limits your DropBox capacity to 2 gigs. You can add more capacity incrementally with a paid account.

Sharing Files via DropBox:

You can share your DropBox with other DropBox users via your “shared” folder.

  1. Log in to your DropBox account on their site
  2. Click on the Share tab at the top of the page
  3. Give the share a name
  4. Enter the email addres(es) of the people you are sharing with
  5. Go back to your File Manager and drag files into the “share” folder
  6. The recipients will receive an email allowing them to access the the shared files
  7. You can delete the “share” when you want to stop sharing

This is very convenient if you’re working with a client or coordinating on a project with a colleague, client, or friend.

See How to Use DropBox in this Video

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