What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is an online File Storage space software that allows you to store and access your files from any computer connected to the Internet.
How do you install Dropbox?
Installing the Dropbox software is quick and easy.
Windows: Go to www.dropbox.com. Click "Download Dropbox". When the run window pops up, click on "Run".
Mac: Go to www.dropbox.com. Click "Download Dropbox". Click the .dmg file on the left hand side of your screen. Drag the Dropbox icon into your "Applications" folder. Double click the Dropbox icon. When the next window appears, click "Open".
Create a Dropbox account. To do this, click on the "I don't have a Dropbox account" during the setup process. Fill out the necessary information, click "Next". You may also create an account by going to www.dropbox.com and click the "Create an account" link.
How do you upload documents onto Dropbox from your computer?
Open your Dropbox folder.
Dropbox Folder- Windows Dropbox Folder- Mac
Drag a file or folder into your Dropbox folder. If you are connected to the internet, it will start uploading immediately. After the upload is complete, a green checkmark will appear.
If you are not currently connected to the internet, your files will automatically update themselves once an internet connection is established.
How do you upload files from a different computer?
Go to www.dropbox.com. Login. Click the "upload" icon.
A window will open. Click "choose files". Browse and select the file(s) you want to upload. Click "Start upload".
How do you download files onto your computer?
Click to select the document. Click "download file". The document will download and appear in your "Downloads" folder.
What can go wrong?
The amount of free memory is 2GB per account. Dropbox will only synchronize your documents if you are connected to the Internet. Dropbox automatically updates your documents as soon as there is a connection. To check the synchronization, check the Dropbox icon on your task bar. Green circle with a checkmark = your documents are synched; blue circle with arrows = your files are being synched; red "X" = no internet connection and documents are unable to sync.