Dropbox Quick Start
What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file
you save to your Dropbox will also automatically save toall your computers, phones, and even
the Dropbox website. This means that you can start working on your computer at school or the
office, and finish on your home computer. Never email yourself a fileagain!
The Dropbox Folder
After you install Dropbox on your computer, a Dropbox folder is created. If you’re reading this
guide, then that means you had no problems finding your Dropbox folder:). This folder is just
like any other folder on your computer, but with a twist. Any file you save to your Dropbox
folder is also saved to all your other computers, phones, and the Dropbox website.On top of your Dropbox is a green icon that lets you know how your Dropbox is doing:
Green circle and check: All the files in your Dropbox are up to date.
Blue circle and arrows: Files in yourDropbox are currently being updated.
Adding files to your Dropbox
Step 1 Drag and drop a file into your Dropbox folder.
Step 2 The blue icon means your file’s syncing with Dropbox.
That’s it!The green icon means that your file has finished
saving to your other computers and the Dropbox website.
Now that your file’s in Dropbox, any changes made to it will
be automatically detected andupdated to your other
The Dropbox Right-click/Context Menu
When you Right-Click (Windows/Linux) or Control-Click (Mac) a file or folder in your Dropbox,
you’ll see a menu that letsyou do a few neat things with Dropbox:
Share a Folder Invite your friends, family and teammates to a folder in your Dropbox. It’ll be
as if you saved that folder straight to theircomputers.
View Previous Versions View a record of changes made to a file. You can choose to go back
to an earlier version of a file if you’d like.
Browse on Dropbox Website... View a file on the...
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