HOW TO USE DROPBOX

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What is Dropbox?

Dropbox keeps your files up-to-date across multiple devices and stay in sync, effortlessly.

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Click the picture to get started.
It will lead you to registration page.

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1 ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
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Complete the form.

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Tick ‘I agree to Dropbox Terms’.

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Click ‘Create account’.
Make sure all info are correct.

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Open your mailbox on new tab.
Check for email from Dropbox.

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Click ‘Download and install’.
Purpose: Download and install program +email verification (required for sharing folders)

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Click ‘Save’ to save the installer.
Remember WHERE you saved it.

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Double click the installer when the download finished.
Either by using the browser’s Downloads List, OR by navigating through folders.

OR

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2 PROGRAM INSTALLATION
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Click ‘Install’ to start setup.

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Wait for the installation to finish.
Screen may flicker, let it be.

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Select ‘I already have a Dropbox account’.

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Then click ‘Next’.

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Fill up the form with your login details.
The one that you just made earlier. a

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When done, click ‘Next’.

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Select ‘2 GB’ for free service.

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Then click ‘Next’.

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Select ‘Typical’ for normal settings.

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Then click ‘Install’.

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Click ‘Skip tour’.

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Click ‘Finish’.
Hooray!! Dropbox is successfully installed!!

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3 FILE SAVING

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What is file saving?

File Saving is when you upload your files to your Dropbox (web or folder).

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What is file saving?

Then it will automatically syncs all your files to any other computer with Dropbox installed.

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3A FILE SAVING VIA BROWSER
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Going back to browser, click the ‘Dropbox Home’

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Click ‘Dropbox’.

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Click ‘Upload’.

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Click ‘Awesome!’
It is indeed awesome!

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Click ‘Choose files’.

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Navigate folders to locate the file you want to upload.

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Select the file you want to upload.
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You can select more than one file by holding ctrl key while clicking.

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When done selecting, click ‘Open’

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Wait for the upload to finish.
Click ‘Add more files’ to upload more files. Click ‘Hide’ to let upload run in the background.

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When the upload finished, click ‘Done’.

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Success! Your file is now saved on cloud.
Which you can access from everywhere.

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You can check it in your Dropbox folder.
It might take time to download it in your folder, depending on file size (and connection speed).

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3B FILE SAVING VIA LOCAL FOLDER
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Navigate folders to locate the file you want to upload.
Set it aside for now.

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Open a new window, and locate Dropbox folder.
Usually it is inside your User folder.

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Have both folders ready side by side.

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Select the file you want to upload.
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You can select more than one file by holding ctrl key while clicking.

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Then drag it to the Dropbox folder.

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You can see then a copy of your file in the Dropbox folder.

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Let’s wait for it to finish uploading.
Take a closer look. Blue icon means that the file is not uploaded yet.

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Once the icon turns green, means it is done uploading.
Now you can access the file from everywhere.

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You can check it in your online account via browser.
You have to refresh the page if it’s already open prior to uploading.

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4 FILE RECOVERY

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What is file recovery?

File Recovery allows you to retrieve accidentally deleted files or overwritten files.

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What is file recovery?

So even if you saved a bad change, or if the file has been damaged or deleted, you can restore the file to an older version.

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4A FILE RECOVERY VIA BROWSER
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Select the file to be deleted.

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Click ‘Delete’ to delete the file.

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Click ‘Delete’ to confirm.

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Click ‘Show deleted files’

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Select the deleted file.
Deleted files are greyed out.

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Click ‘Previous versions’.

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Select which version you want.
Time and size are indicated by columns.

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Click ‘Restore’ when decided.

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File is successfully restored.

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You can check it in your Dropbox folder.
It might take time to download it in your folder, depending on file size (and connection speed).

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4B FILE RECOVERY VIA LOCAL FOLDER
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Open the Dropbox folder.
Usually it is inside your User folder.

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Open a file you can modify.
Make some modifications and save it.

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Then, right click on the file.

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Select ‘Dropbox’.
A list will appear.

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From the list, click ‘View previous versions’.
Your default browser will open a new tab.

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Select which version you want.
It looks like this. Familiar?

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Click ‘Restore’ when decided.

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File is successfully restored.

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You can check it in your Dropbox folder.
It might take time to sync it in your folder, depending on file size (and connection speed).

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5 FILE SHARING

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What is file sharing?

File Sharing allows you to share your files and folders to Dropbox users.

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What is file sharing?

Once shared, a file can be modified by both parties; something that can be used in collaboration.

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What is file sharing?

But also, you can also share a file to non-Dropbox users. Only that it cannot be modified by people you shared it to.
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5A SHARING TO DROPBOX USERS VIA BROWSER
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Click ‘Sharing’.

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Click ‘New shared folder’

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Select ‘I’d like to create and share a new folder’.

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Also, assign a new folder name.

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When done, click ‘Next’.

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Put the email address to whom you want to share the folder.
You can also add an optional message.

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When done, click ‘Share folder’.

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New shared folder is created. Click ‘Dropbox’ to view all files.
Empty shared folder is useless.

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With all files viewable, select the file you want to share.

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Click ‘Move’.

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Select the folder where you want to move the file.

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Then, click ‘Move’.

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File is now successfully moved to the shared folder, thus shared.

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You can check it in your Dropbox folder.
It might take time to sync, wait for it.

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5B SHARING TO DROPBOX USERS VIA LOCAL FOLDER
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On a new window, locate and open Dropbox folder.
Usually it is inside your User folder.

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Right click on a blank space.

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Select ‘New’.
A list will appear.

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From the list, click ‘Folder’.

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New folder will then appear. Type to assign a folder name.

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When done, press Enter.

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Right click on the folder.

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Then select ‘Dropbox’.
A list will appear.

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From the list, click ‘Share this folder’.
Your default browser will open a new tab.

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Put the email address to whom you want to share the folder.
It looks like this. Familiar?

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When done, click ‘Share folder’.

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A confirmation message will appear.
Go back to local Dropbox folder.

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New shared folder is created! Look closer at the icon.
Still, it is useless unless..

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Drag the file you want to share to the shared folder.
We will put something inside the shared folder.

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Wait for it to sync.
Notice again the blue icon.

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Open the folder to check the contents.
Notice the green icon.

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File is now successfully synched, thus shared.

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You can check it in your online account via browser.
You have to refresh it if it’s already open prior to modifying the local folder.

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5C UNSHARE FOLDERS
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Select the shared folder.

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Click ‘Shared folder options’.

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Click ‘Members’.

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Click ‘Unshare folder’.

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Tick ‘I want my collaborators to keep a copy of these files’.
It is optional.

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Click ‘Unshare folder’.

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The folder is UNshared. Notice the icons.
Shared. UNshared.

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5D SHARING USING LINKS VIA BROWSER
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Click ‘Dropbox’.

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Click ‘Upload’.

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Click ‘Choose files’.

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Navigate folders to locate the file you want to upload.

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Select the file(s) you want to upload.
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You can select more than one file by holding ctrl key while clicking.

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When done selecting, click ‘Open’

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When the upload finished, click ‘Done’.

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Select one of the files uploaded.

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Click ‘Move’.

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Select ‘Public’ folder.

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Then, click ‘Move’.

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Double click ‘Public’ folder to open it.

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Select the file that we will share to ALL.
ALL: Even those not registered to Dropbox.

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Click ‘Copy public link’.

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A public link will appear.

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But you do not want to send the long address to your friends.

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So click ‘Shorten link’ then.

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Click ‘Copy to clipboard’.

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And send it to your friends.
You can use email, SMS or publish it in social media (fb, g+, twitter, etc.).

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On a new window, locate and open Dropbox folder.
Usually it is inside your User folder.

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Open ‘Public’ folder.

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Select the file that we will share to ALL.
ALL: Even those not registered to Dropbox.

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Then, right click on the file.

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Select ‘Dropbox’.
A list will appear.

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From the list, click ‘Copy public link’.

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And send it to your friends.
You can use email, SMS or publish it in social media (fb, g+, twitter, etc.).

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Next is the other way of doing it.

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Click ‘Dropbox’.

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Hover your mouse on the file you want to share to ALL.
ALL: Even those not registered to Dropbox.

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On the right hand side, click the chain icon or ‘Get link’.
A new tab will open.

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On the new tab, copy the URL in the address bar.

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And then send it to your friends.
You can use email, SMS or publish it in social media (fb, g+, twitter, etc.).

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But I suggest you don’t.

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You might lose track of which files you just shared.

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So if files shared to ALL are just inside Public folders.

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You can just compile them all inside the ‘Public’ folder.

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And do the following whenever you want to UNshare them.

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5F UNSHARE FILES
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Double click ‘Public’ folder to open it.

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Select the file you want to UNshare.

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Click ‘More’.

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Click ‘Move’.

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Select ‘Dropbox’.
Remember: You can choose any folder aside from ‘Public’ and ‘Photos’.

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Then, click ‘Move’.

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The file is no longer inside ‘Public’ folder.

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Open a new tab and check the URL it generated earlier.
You can see that it is no longer available. Check here.

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5G LEAVING SHARED FOLDER
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What if it is the other way around?

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That you are the one invited to access a shared folder.
And that you accepted it already.

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But you want to leave, because it is eating up space.
Remember: Any files shared to you will count against your storage quota.
john.doe@myemail.com 1.8 GB of 2 GB used

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To leave, select the folder shared TO you.

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Click ‘Shared folder options’.

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Click ‘Members’.

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Click ‘Leave folder’.

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Click ‘Leave folder’ to confirm.
Notice the option ‘I still want to keep my copy of these files’ is automatically checked.

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The files will remain but others will not be able to modify it.
Notice the icon.

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6 PHOTO SHARING
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What is photo sharing?

Photo Sharing allows you to share your photos as a gallery to everyone.

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Double click ‘Photos’ folder to open it.

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Click ‘New folder’ to create new gallery.
Remember: One folder corresponds to one gallery.

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Assign a new folder name.

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When done, press Enter.

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Click ‘Upload’.

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Click ‘Choose files’.

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Navigate folders to locate the file you want to upload.

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Select the file(s) you want to upload.
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You can select more than one file by holding ctrl key while clicking.

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When done selecting, click ‘Open’

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When the upload finished, click ‘Done’.

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’http://www.dropbox.com/photos’.
Or click the picture.

On the new tab, go to

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Click the gallery you want to share.

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Click ‘Copy link’.

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And send it to your friends.
You can use email, SMS or publish it in social media (fb, g+, twitter, etc.).

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Let us try to use the links. First ‘Sign out’ from Dropbox.

john.doe@myemail.com

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Go to the link provided to access the gallery.

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Notice that you are no longer signed in.
But still can access the gallery.

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Also, people you shared it to can re-share the gallery.

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Let us check the individual photos.

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Click on a photo.

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Click ‘Full size’.

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Notice the URL changed.

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You can use this URL when posting images in forums.

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7 GET FREE SPACE
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Initially, you have 2GB space upon sign up.

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To get more, click ‘Get free space!’.

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There are many options to choose from.

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But we can actually do ALL the free ones.

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7A INVITE FRIENDS

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Click ‘Refer a friend to Dropbox’.

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A. By importing your contacts.

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B. By publishing through Facebook or Twitter.

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C. By sending invites to email addresses.

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Let’s do it one at a time.

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A. Using your email services, login to your account.

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A. Click ‘Retrieve contacts’.

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A. Wait for your contacts to load.

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A. Check the box of contacts you want to invite.

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A. Click ‘Invite _ friends’
An email will be sent to them as your invite.

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A. There will be a notification if the invite is successfully sent.

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B. Using social media, edit your invite message.
It is optional. But if you do so, make sure you won’t erase the link.

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B. Then click ‘Share on Facebook’.

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B. Login to your Facebook account.

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B. Then click ‘Log In’.

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B. Put your message on the ‘Write Something…’ space
Again, totally optional.

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B. Then click ‘Share Link’.

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B. There will be a notification if the invite is successfully sent.

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C. Using your friends’ email addresses, send them an invite.

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C. Put their email address on the space.
One email address per line.

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C. Then click ‘Send invites’.
One email address per line.

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C. There will be a notification if the invite is successfully sent.

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You and your friend will get the free space
when your friend signed up using the invite.

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7B CONNECT FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
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Click ‘Connect your Facebook account’.

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Fill up the form with your Facebook login details.

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When done, click ‘Log In’.

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You’ve just got yourself 125 MB of free space.

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7C CONNECT TWITTER ACCOUNT
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Click ‘Connect your Twitter account’.

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Fill up the form with your Twitter login details.

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When done, click ‘Authorize app’.

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You’ve just got yourself another 125 MB of free space.

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Click ‘Follow Dropbox on Twitter’ to get more.

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That is another 125 MB for you.

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7D PROVIDE FEEDBACK

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Click ‘Tell us why you love Dropbox’.

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Write your short feedback on the space provided.

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When done click ‘Send to Dropbox’.

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You’ve got again 125 MB of free space.

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Click ‘Tweet about your love of Dropbox’.

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Click ‘Tweet’.

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As easy as that, you got another 125 MB.

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7E TAKE A TOUR

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Click ‘Get started with Dropbox’.

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We have to do 5 out of 7 tasks.

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And we are down to 1.

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Let’s get started to have that extra 250 MB.

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Click ‘Take the Dropbox tour’.

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Go through the tour by clicking the arrow.

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Read..

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Understand..

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But I guess you know all about it.

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Through this guide, of course. *Ahem*

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When done, click ‘Get free space!’.

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Click ‘View bonus space earned’.

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Hooray to 1 GB of free space.
Well, almost.

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You can add more to that.

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When your referrals accepted your invites.

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8 DEVICES INTEGRATION
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To maximize your Dropbox experience.

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Go to your other devices.

Laptop

Desktop Mobile Phone
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From the another, go to their website.
Or simply click the picture below.

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Click ‘Download Dropbox’.
It will detect the OS you are using; either Windows, Mac, or Linux.

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There will be minor differences of installers for different OSs.
Nevertheless browse back for installation steps.

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When done..
..move your files with you, without hassle.

Thanks to Dropbox~

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DISCLAIMER:

• Operating System: • Browser:
Google Chrome 19.0
Dropbox 1.4.3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

• Dropbox:

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DROPBOX
Simplify your life.

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