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Computer Support: Cloud Storage and Online File Sharing

Guide to important computer resources and tutorials

What is Online File Sharing?

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When you want to share a file, photo or video with a friend or colleaque but don't want to hassle with email attachments or running a home server, try an online file sharing service.  Click the links on this page to learn about some of the most popular.

Online File Sharing and Collaboration

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Cloud Storage

What is DropBox?

Save your stuff (documents, photos, videos etc. in Dropbox and get to it from your computers, phones, or tablets.  Edit docs, automatically add photos and videos from anywhere.

Dropbox is a personal cloud storage service that is frequently used for file sharing and collaboration.

Dropbox is available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux desktop operating systems.  

There are also apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry devices which allows you to sync your files to all of your devices.

The service provides 2 gigabytes (GB) of storage for free. 

After installation a Dropbox folder appears with your other folders. Users can save files to the folder, add new folders, and drag and drop files among folders just as if they were all local. Files in the Dropbox folder can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection – the user just has to log in to his account to upload, download and share files.

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Install and Setup Dropbox