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Tutorial Description: Dropbox is an online file synchronization tool that stores files and folders in the cloud so they can be accessed from anywhere. Computers and mobile devices configured with the Dropbox client will automatically synchronize new files and file changes thus providing access to the files stored in your Dropbox no matter what computer or device you are using. Dropbox aims to make setup of the service a simple process, but there are some key things to know before using the service.

Instructions 1. Installation and Configuration 1. Download the installation wizard from http://db.tt/ELIASYMv. The software is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. 2. Double-click the installation file to begin setup. 3. Register for a free Dropbox account and then click "Next." 4. Type a name for the computer you are configuring and then click "Next." 5. Review the Dropbox tour, clicking "Next" after each slide until you arrive at the folder selection step. 6. Specify the location of your Dropbox folder if you wish to change the default location and then click "Finish." Dropbox will automatically configure your Dropbox folder to appear in your profile folder. 7. Repeat the installation process on any other computers you wish to keep in sync with Dropbox. You can use Dropbox to synchronize files across different operating systems because the software is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. 8. Synchronize files by storing them in your Dropbox folder. You can create subfolders within the Dropbox folder to organize your files. Whatever files are saved to your Dropbox folder will be synced with other computers and devices.

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2. Restoring Deleted Files 1. Launch a Web browser and navigate to Dropbox. 2. Log in to your Dropbox account. 3. Click "Show deleted files." Deleted files and folders will be displayed with gray text. 4. Click the drop-down arrow at the end of the file or folder and select "Undelete" to restore the file. Dropbox will keep deleted files on its server for 30 days, allowing you to recover accidentally deleted files.

3. Sharing Folders – With Individual Accounts 1. Launch a Web browser and navigate to Dropbox. 2. Log in to your Dropbox account. 3. Click the drop-down arrow at the end of a folder and select "Invite to folder." Sharing is only available for folders. 4. Type the email addresses of the people you would like to share the folder with and then click "Share Folder." The users you invite will need to install Dropbox on their computers to have access to your shared folders. Once Dropbox is installed, your shared folders will be synced to the invited user's computer.

4. How do I sync files between computers? 1. The Dropbox application will automatically sync to the Dropbox website and any other computer(s) linked to your account as soon as it notices a change in your Dropbox folder. There is no sync button or need to set up any custom settings. You don't have to do anything. 2. Once your files are synced, you can access them directly from each of your computer's hard drives or over the web using the Dropbox website. For example, say you saved your document in the Dropbox on your desktop computer at home and wanted to access it on your laptop at a local cafe. Simply hook up to the Internet from your laptop, check your laptop's Dropbox folder, and there it is! It is the easiest way to make sure your files are up-to-date and accessible anywhere. No matter which computer you use, the files will appear the same, or synced, wherever you go. Dropbox Tutorial - Sumter’s Webdesign and Hosting, , LLC.

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5. How do I add files to my Dropbox? 1. When you install the Dropbox desktop application, it creates a new folder on your computer. It works like any other folder on your hard drive, except everything in your Dropbox folder automatically syncs to the web and to any other computer with Dropbox installed. 2. It's easy. Move your files into your Dropbox by dragging and dropping them into your Dropbox folder. That's it. The files you dropped in will automatically be backed up online and synced to your other computers. You don't have to do anything. You can even save files directly to your Dropbox folder from any application. 3. Dropbox is better than a network drive. Files in your Dropbox stay on your computer's hard drive, so you can always access your files even if you are offline. Dropbox works in the background and will automatically sync any new changes the next time you are online. On Windows 7 4. After installation on Windows, a My Dropbox folder will be located inside your My Documents folder by default.

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5. Drag your files directly into your Dropbox Add files using the website 6. Log in to the Dropbox website. 7. Using the interactive file browser, click the Upload button. A window will appear.

8. The upload window 9. Click the Choose Files button and then select the files on your computer that you'd like to add to your Dropbox. 10. Choose as many files as you like, and then click the Start Upload button. Dropbox Tutorial - Sumter’s Webdesign and Hosting, , LLC.

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11. The window will disappear, your files will start uploading, and you'll be shown a progress indicator. That's it, you've added files to your Dropbox!

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