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 to all 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 file again!
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 your Dropbox 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 and updated to your other computers.
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 lets you 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 their computers. 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 Dropbox website. Copy Public Link Generate a link