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How to Use Dropbox

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2012-0008: A Tutorial on…

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Go to www.dropbox.com.

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Create a Free Dropbox Account.

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Enter your details.

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Click here to agree to the Dropbox Terms.

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Click “Create account”.

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Click on “Free Download”.

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To install, follow this simple set-up steps.

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Since you already have an account, click here…

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And click on “Next”.

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Type in your log in information…

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And click on “Next”.

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Click “Next” to get the 2GB Dropbox free space.

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Select "Typical” and click on “Install”.

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You continue on to the tour. Click “Next”.

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Click on “Finish” when done.

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Go to your computer’s desktop.

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Notice you now have a Dropbox shortcut.

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Click on it…

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And your Dropbox folder will appear.

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To upload files, click, drag and drop

or
copy and paste it to your dropbox folder
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Say, I want to put myfiles folder to my dropbox.

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Click, drag & drop “myfiles” to Dropbox folder.

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You now have your files in your Dropbox folder.

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Notice the blue icon below your folder?

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The blue icon means
your file’s synching with Dropbox.

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It will turn green after the files
are uploaded and synced to your Dropbox online folder.

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There you go!

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There are two ways
to log in your Dropbox online account.

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ONE: Right-click on your Dropbox folder …

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Click on Dropbox…

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Then, click on “Browse on Dropbox website.

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TWO: Go to www.dropbox.com.

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Click on “Log in”.

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Enter your information and click “Log in”.

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Both brings you to your Dropbox online account.

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Notice “myfiles” is there.

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From here,
you can also upload files to your Dropbox.

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Click on “Upload”.

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Click on “Choose files”.

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You can add as many files as you want.

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Then click on “Start upload”.

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Your files are uploaded.

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Dropbox, also,
automatically downloads and synchronize files on your online folder to your

computer’s Dropbox folder.
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Check your folder and your files are there!

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How to
share files using Dropbox.

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Right-click on the folder you want to share…

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Click “Dropbox”, and “Share this folder…”

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Enter your colleague's e-mail here.

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Make sure that the e-mail
is the one they use in their own Dropbox account.

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If not, they need to
create a Dropbox account using their e-mail to access your shared folder.
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You can type a short message here.

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Click on “Share folder”.

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You can also share
folders from your Dropbox online account.

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Just click on “Share a folder”…

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Or by ticking the folder you want to share…

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And click on “Invite to folder”.

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How to see the

status of your
shared folder.
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Click on “Sharing”.

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Click “Options”.

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Click “Members”.

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And see the invite you sent earlier.

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Click the icon as shown below.

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You have an option to “Reinvite” or “Uninvite”.

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How to
share files using a Public link.

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Go back to your Dropbox folder on your desktop.

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Notice you have a Public folder.

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Say, we want to share the “loadingstation” file.

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Move or copy that file to your Public folder.

Click, drag and drop

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Go to your Public folder.

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Right-click on your file.

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Click “Dropbox”, then “Copy public link”.

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You can
share files publicly using your Dropbox online account.

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Go to your Dropbox online account.

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Select the file you want to share.

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Click on the icon indicated below.

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Click on “Move”.

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Select Public folder.

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Click on “Move File”.

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Go back to your main window.

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Open your Public folder.

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Select your file.

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See the dropdown menu.

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Click on “Copy public link”.

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Click on “Copy to clipboard”.

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You can
paste this link and share it with anyone.

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Say, paste it to your e-mail and send.

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And that is
how you use Dropbox.

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