Store and Share Files Using Dropbox App on Windows® 7
Dropbox facilitates you to easily store, share, and access files over the web
At times, you might come across a situation when you may want to access a file and your PC becomes inaccessible. This may lead to wastage of time and efforts. One idea would be to store a copy of that file either on e-mail or copy it on a portable device such as a USB stick or an external hard drive. However, have you tried the easiest and the simplest means yet?How about saving that file on a virtual space, which can be easily accessed from anywhere? Dropbox is a popular web-based service through which you can store and share important files from a virtual space. To start using this service, you would have to create an account on http://www.dropbox.com and after that download and install the desktop software on your Windows 7 operating system. Once the application is installed, you can directly synchronize the data between the computer and the Dropbox account from the Dropbox folder. In order to synchronize the data, you will have to login to the Dropbox account using the installed software.
The software would immediately show several folders within the My Dropbox folder, which is created on Windows operating system by default. You can directly copy the files in Dropbox folders and later share the associated link with your family members and friends. In case, you want to store a personal file without sharing it with other people then you can create a specific folder in your Dropbox account and restrict its access. To share a folder, just send an invitation to that person(s) and once the invitation is accepted, both of you can access the files in the folder. If a file is updated or deleted from within that folder, both of you can come to know of the status. Initially, you can avail a free account service with 2GB of web space and if there is a need to save extra data then you can also go for a paid account which can hold files from 50GB upto100GB. In addition to this, Dropbox has released its special versions for mobile platforms such as iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7.