How-To Use the Dropbox Website

Modified on: 2014-06-11 11:21:58 -0400

Upload Files on the Dropbox website

1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.

2. Click the Upload button from the very top of the window.

The upload button

3. A window will appear. Click the Choose File button and then select the file on your computer that you'd like to add to your Dropbox.

4. Choose as many files as you like, and then click the Start Upload button.

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!

Share link using the website

1. Sign in to the Dropbox website (if you haven't already).

2. Right-click on the folder or file name to open the contextual menu.

3. Click Share link from the drop-down menu.

Share link through the Dropbox website

Once the link is created, a preview window appears. Enter the email addresses of the people you'd like to send the link to or select Get link to copy the URL so that you can paste it in your email, instant message, etc. This preview page is also what others will see when they use your link. 

Share a folder from the Dropbox website

1. Sign in to the Dropbox website.

2. Go to your list of files and folders and select the folder you want to share by clicking on the empty space to the right of the folder's name. (Clicking on the folder name or icon will open the folder instead.)

3. If the folder is currently unshared, click Invite to folder in the toolbar:

Click Invite to folder to share a folder the first time

If the folder is already being shared, click Shared folder options:

Click Shared folder options to invite more people


4. Enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite.

5. Add a personal message if you'd like and click Share folder.

You can also invite people to folders from the Sharing page. To create a new shared folder, click theNew shared folder button at the top of the page. To invite more people to an existing shared folder, find it in the list and click its Options link.

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