How to use Dropbox

how to use dropbox

With recent advancements in technology, the vast paperwork once that we were used to has shrunk to the size of a portable pen drive or its existence on the online storage (that is the cloud). One of such cloud storage providers is the Dropbox. Now, most of you may know about the Dropbox but I doubt you know how to use Dropbox. Do you? If not, thence we have thus used our blog to be the platform to lend you a helping hand.

The Prerequisites:

Of course, there are few prerequisites before you begin storing your data in the Dropbox and before getting engaged in how to use Dropbox. That is discussed below.

  • First, you need to make sure that you have a Dropbox account. If not, visit and begin filling the sign-up form.
  • Once you are on the sign-up page, give your information along with the email and password. (The email you provide here and the password both will be used in order to the sign in)
  • After you are done with the sign-up page, your Dropbox account will be generated. Now you can install the Dropbox for your very own computer.

These are the necessary prerequisites in order to have a Dropbox account.

Dropbox on Browser:

For accessing Dropbox online, visit the website via your browser. You will be required to log in. Then taken to the page “My files” where all your uploaded files and data are to be shown.
You can select the sorting of your preference by reaching out to the top – left the corner.

Sharing: Sharing will empower you with the feasibility to choose which files you’d want to be shared with the other Dropbox users (also if you allow them to edit them). Those files will be in the sharing.
File Request: Here you have displayed the files that are on pending. These can be sent to you via email asking others to upload certain files.
Deleted File: Once a file is deleted, they can still be accessed within a period of 30 days until they are completed deleted.

There is a blue button of UPLOAD, through which you can decide to upload the files from your computer. You can also create a new folder and move your files into that folder. Downloading a file is also possible with the feature of Downloads provided.

Dropbox on Mobile:

Dropbox is available for the Mobile. For a smartphone, you can visit the App Store or the Play Store and download its official app.
Once downloaded, open the app and sign in. You will be taken to the home page of your Dropbox where all your files are displayed.

Dropbox on Desktop:

If you have Dropbox on your desktop you don’t need to visit your Dropbox via the browsers. And simply use the features of Dropbox on a desktop application that seems more easy to use and have a go around saving/uploading or backing up files and data.


For Mobile and Desktop, the features are same as the Dropbox on Web.


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