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How to Use Dropbox

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How to Use

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Dropbox

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Open your browser

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Type in Dropbox.com

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When you arrive at
Dropbox. Com

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This is what you will see…

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Click sign-up

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Then fill this one up

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Enter your name

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Your last name /surname

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And your email address

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And a password

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Remember: Use a strong
password

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This will ensure the security
of your Dropbox

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Don’t forget to click this box

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Then click Sign up

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If your registration is
successful

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You will be directed to
Web Interface of your
Dropbox

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It looks something like this

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Now here’s how to share
files

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Click “Share a folder” button

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You will be asked if you
want to create

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Or share an existing folder

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If you want to create a
new folder

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Choose the first one

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Then click “Next”

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Give your folder a name

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Then click “next”

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You will see a page with
two text fields

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The top field

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Is where you put the email
address

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of the person you want to
share your folder with

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The bottom field

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is for an optional message
to the person

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Fill out the text field

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Then click “Share folder”

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You have successfully
created and shared a
folder!

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Here it is

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It’s now time to upload
some files in your folder

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How to load files?

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There are two ways on
how to do it

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Click the folder

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You will see this

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Click “Upload”

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Then click “Choose files”

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Highlight the files that you
wish to copy

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Then click “Open”

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Then wait

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till everything gets
uploaded

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Don’t worry

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It won’t take too long

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You’ll know when it has
finished uploading

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When they’ve looked like
this already

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Click “Done”

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Then you will be able to
see the files

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in the shared folder

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Another way of loading file
to your folder

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Is to use the Drag and
Drop Method

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Here’s how to do it

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While your dropbox is
open, click the start menu

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Then locate the files

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that you want to upload

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Drag and drop the file to
dropbox

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This will show that the files
are uploading

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Once uploading is finished,
you will see a check mark

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That means your files are
synced

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You can also share files
using Dropbox’s desktop
application

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To download it, go back to
dropbox.com’s homepage

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and click “download”

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Then it will start uploading

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Click the installer

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Click “Run”

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To download dropbox

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After the downloading
and installing

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A menu will pop up

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Enter your e-mail address

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and your password

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Then click sign in

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There will be a message
that will inform you

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That you have succefully
installed dropbox

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Click “Open my Dropbox
folder”

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It is going to create a
folder on your desktop

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To transfer files to your
dropbox

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You can just drag and
drop a file

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Just like you did earlier

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Or you can also copy
paste

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from one folder to your
dropbox folder

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Here’s how to do it

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Click the folder on your
desktop

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Where the file you want to
transfer is located

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Right click on the file

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Click “Copy”

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Then right click on your
dropbox folder

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Then click “Paste”

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There goes the file you
transferred

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Easy right?

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So go ahead and don’t be
afraid

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that you will lose important
files on your desktop

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Because you have one big
back up to help you

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