How Do You Use Dropbox?


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Use Dropbox to back up your files, share folders with other people and sync your data between your computer and your phone. You can drag and drop your files onto the Dropbox website or the application installed on your computer or phone to upload them to your account.

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  1. Sign up for Dropbox

    Sign up for an account on the Dropbox website. Dropbox Free provides 2 GB of cloud storage; however, you can pay for a premium account to unlock more space.

  2. Download the application

    Download Dropbox to your computer, and install the application following the on-screen instructions. You can also download the Dropbox app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store using your phone.

  3. Upload your files

    Dropbox automatically opens after installation and runs in the background. Find the Dropbox icon in your taskbar or dock, and open it to reveal its folder. Drag and drop any file or folder into the Dropbox folder to upload it to your account. Alternatively, drag and drop your files directly onto the Dropbox website, or use the Upload button in your user account. You can also organize all of your files into folders using the options in the Dropbox header bar once you log into your account.

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