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DROPBOX – PART 1

Dropbox

1. What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which then it synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it.

Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and cellular phone programs. It allows you to store and access your saved photos, documents and videos from any computer or smartphone. You can also invite people to your Dropbox folders in order to share files with them. The program gives you 2 GB of free storage and is an easier and more efficient alternative to emailing files to yourself, using a flash drive or using GoogleDocs.

Dropbox supports Windows, Mac OSX as well as Linux. It also supports backup and sync for mobile devices. You have this program for iPad, iPhone, Dropbox for Blackberry, and Dropbox for Android. We will use Windows in this tutorial.

2. Download Dropbox

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Download Dropbox from https://www.dropbox.com/downloading and click Save when you’re asked by your computer whether to save this installation file. You may also choose to directly Run the file, without download. We assume that you will click Save. Then, in the bottom left corner of your browser window, the downloading file is appeared.

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After complete download, click on the file.

If you use Firefox browser, click the Dropbox setup file from the Downloads dialogue box…

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Or simply run the download file from your computer download location.

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Then, press the Run button.

After clicking the Run button you will be asked by your computer do you want to allow the program to make changes on your computer. Click Yes, and new Dropbox setup dialog box appears.

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2. Install the Dropbox.Click on Install button to begin with the installation procedure. After successful installation, Dropbox dialogue box asks do you have Dropbox account.

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If you don’t have Dropbox account, select the upper button. Otherwise, select the I already have e Dropbox account button. Click Next.

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Next, fulfill the required boxes with your personal data, check the I have read and agree to the Terms of Service checkbox and click the Next button.

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Next, select the 2 GB check box if you want Free Account, and click Next button to proceed.

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Then, select the Typical settings and click Install button.

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The Dropbox dialogue box offers you 5 parts with advices for better understanding of the Dropbox concept, such as Notification Area Icon, folders sharing, etc. Previous and Next buttons are for scrolling through the parts. You can click on Skip tour button to skip these 5 parts.

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This article continues in PART 2.

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